Accepting yourself, accepting love

I’ve struggled with self-hatred for many years. I have a very difficult time giving myself any grace or forgiveness for the mistakes I’ve made and the struggles I’ve had. I hate my character defects and the way I’ve succumbed to fear and panic; the pain they’ve caused others. Over a year ago, a good friend […]

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Yes, God loves even you

I write this specifically for one person whom I love. The Christian’s authority to act and speak on behalf of God The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me…Behold, I have given you authority to tread on […]

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Love lost and numb

The relationship I’ve been in for the last few months ended the other day. It’s been a bit on-again, off-again as hinted at in other posts of mine over that time frame. For those of you who know me well, the timing is somewhat ironic, as my rock-bottom moment in life came around 10 years […]

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Loneliness (and being human)

*sigh* Well, I’m lonely again.  Those of us who have been single for any significant period of time can relate, as can a lot of us who are in or have been in challenging relationships. Loneliness is a kind of depression, or it’s at least closely connected.  There is a sense of hopelessness and despair […]

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