Heart Issues, identity, security

Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens

Alligators brushed against my unprotected legs as I stood quivering in the murky, moonlit bayou water. My three bosses--all Jennifer Aniston clones--required me to catch a gator with my bare hands before I could join them in the boat. Then they tossed my bathroom scale in the water. “We need to know your weight before… Continue reading Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens

Faith, Grace, Heart Issues, Intentional growth

Battling Shame with Paper and Pen

I knew it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. I knew what others would say and what they would think, but I did it anyway.  I had an affair with a married man.  I was that woman. The homewrecker. The woman looked upon with shame and disgust. I was the woman who ruined your… Continue reading Battling Shame with Paper and Pen

woman's face in the dark
Heart Issues

The Pride Our Eyes Reveal — Guest Post

What Our Eyes Say Guest Post by Dawn Ford "Don’t look at me in that tone!" When I was in my early twenties I was pretty cocky. I’d come from a dysfunctional background where my parents had made some pretty big mistakes. I determined I was not going to do the same things because I… Continue reading The Pride Our Eyes Reveal — Guest Post

Light breaking through the clouds at dusk
Heart Issues

Winning in the Year

It’s been a rough year. We’ve had a tumultuous time filled with civil unrest, political discord, a worldwide pandemic, a crushing economy and extended quarantine. This year was a stockpile of loss, leaving me longing for a win in the new year. Late December is a time of reflection: of what really mattered this year,… Continue reading Winning in the Year

Heart Issues

The Care and Keeping of Our Hearts

(Taken from Wholly Loved Devotionals on Crosswalk. Find them HERE.) My heart, when left unprotected, inevitably begins to decay. The busier I am, the greater my stress, the greater the threat. If I want to remain strong and filled with the love, truth, and peace of Christ, I need to guard against negative influences while… Continue reading The Care and Keeping of Our Hearts