Faith, Faith, Flour, & Sawdust

Let It Go

There are people in your life that you just don’t mesh with. You can try to avoid them and have limited contact with them, but they are still a presence in your life. I spent 20 years mad at one person and I was not a happy person. 5 years ago, I decided to forgive… Read More Let It Go

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Feeling of failure

I feel like such a failure at everything I try. I become so sure that I can make something work. At first I work really hard and I sit back and wait for results and get nothing. I will paddle my own canoe, even if it is just a box on my kitchen floor. I’m… Read More Feeling of failure

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Anxiety is not my friend

Anxiety takes my breath, my sleep, my energy, my well-being, and parts of my life. I have an anxiety disorder and suffer from panic attacks. They grip me and make it hard to breathe, to make sense of my surroundings. Most of the time I am racked with hysterical crying. One attack can lead to… Read More Anxiety is not my friend

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We survived

5 years ago started one of the worst 36 hours of our life. Back in November My mother in law went in for a hysterectomy, they opened her up and immediately closed her back up removing nothing. They went out and gave the bad news to the family gathered in the waiting room, we were… Read More We survived

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No guarantees

No one gets out alive No one knows what waits for us around the next corner. Our health, jobs, friendships, and futures don’t include guarantees. There is no way to eliminate uncertainty from our lives. When a moment of uncertainty goes away in one part of our life, the shoe drops in another. It is… Read More No guarantees

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Earthly and Heavenly Fathers

Good Good Father Sometimes God speaks to you in a whisper and sometimes he has to yell at you. I feel that both of my fathers, heavenly and earthly have spent their lives raising their voice to get my attention. Twice this week, actually two days in a row I was asked questions that centered… Read More Earthly and Heavenly Fathers

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Who I Am……..

Chronic Pain I live with an autoimmune disease, a circulatory disease, and chronic pain. I am learning to not let them define who I am, but it is hard some days. It is hard and it sucks but maybe it is time to figure out how to live my life sick and try to be… Read More Who I Am……..

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I am not broken, I am OK

Life falling into place The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole life fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. This life likes to push us to our limits, most of the time we come through better for the experience. Sometimes we fall into a black abyss… Read More I am not broken, I am OK

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5 Love Languages

Title: The 5 Love Languages: the Secret to Love that Lasts Author: Gary Chapman Genre: self-help Publisher: Northfield Publishing Release Date: December 11, 2014 Format: Paperback Pages: 209 Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom… Read More 5 Love Languages

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Why should I care?

Element Neverland Girls A little year ago, I felt called by God to led a continuous woman’s small group for my church. I had led a small group here and here and had a core group of 4 women that would always join me for a gathering. But committing a whole year, twice a month… Read More Why should I care?