The sun will shine again.

January 12, 2012

If you’re in a dark place, where the shadows will try & consume you.

Hold on…..

The sun will shine again.

If you’re stuck and feel like you can barely move.

Hold on…..

The hand of love will guide you through.

Hope rises up and holds on to us, bringing love with it, to carry us through.

Hold on.

Like you’ve never seen it before…..

The sun will shine again.

Grace.

April 3, 2011

Cut yourself some slack.

Be gentle with yourself.

Grant yourself some grace.

For mercy, grace and love are freely given to you.

Rest.

Here with you.

April 3, 2011

Just wanted you to know.

Love.

April 2, 2011

Love lifts us up, it doesn’t tear us down.

Love helps bring out the very best in us, not the very worst.

Love accepts us with all our flaws, it does not demand that we be perfect.

Love will strip us of all that imprisons us so we may be free, it will not keep us in prison with more.

Love will feed us with satisfying food, not leave us hungry.

Love will bring us hope, grace and mercy. Not guilt, criticism, and penalties.

Love will pardon us. Love will not condemn us.

Love will keep knocking on our door.

Love will guide us to our healing paths.

Love will come along side us in our journey, cheering us on and holding us close when we are weak and tired, telling us to rest, take a break and just be.

Love is the best of all things. It is the better part of each and everyone of us.

Love is what brings death to all things that stop us us from being who we truly are.

Beautiful.

Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That’s alright
Welcome to my silly life

Mistreated
Misplaced
Misunderstood
Miss knowing it’s all good
It didn’t slow me down.

Mistaking
Always second guessing
Underestimating
Look I’m still around

Pretty, pretty please
Dont you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
less than perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
less than perfect to me

You’re so mean
When you talk
About yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head

Make them like you instead
So complicated
Look how we all make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game

It’s enough
I’ve done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons
I’ve seen you do the same

Pretty, pretty please
Dont you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
Less than perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
Less than perfect to me

The whole worlds scared
So I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking
Is an ice cold beer

So cool in line
And we try, try, try
But we try too hard
And it’s a waste of my time

Done looking for the critics
Cause they’re everywhere
They don’t like my jeans
They don’t get my hair

Exchange ourselves
And we do it all the time
Why do we do that?
Why do I do that?

Why do I do that?

Yeeeeaaaahhh
Oooooooh
Oh baby pretty please

Pretty, pretty please
Dont you ever feel
Like you’re less than
Less than perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
Less than perfect to me

You’re perfect, you’re perfect

Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect to me

We have more chances than we realize.

Chances to start over.

Chances to make it right.

Chances to correct it.

Chance to live a new life.

Chances to forgive.

We will mess up.

Over and over and over and over again.

It’s ok.

Mess up.

Then try again.

Fall.

Then get up.

And walk forward.

It’s ok to fail.

It’s ok to forgive.

To forgive others.

To forgive ourselves.

Guilt only prompts us to change something, it is not for us to hang on to.

Throw it away.

Spit it out.

We get plenty of chances to start over, to fall, to fail, to forgive.

7x70x7,000x………

GRACE is unlimited.

Starting over.

March 30, 2011

Starting over.

New beginnings.

Fresh starts.

We get them everyday.

We can choose to walk away, to stay, to fight….

We have choices.

We have power.

No one has taken that power away from us.

You are precious.

Priceless.

You are adored.

Cherished.

You. Are. Loved.

Stand up.

Take back what they have tried to take away from you.

Wrestle through.

Welcome to the journey.

To the road to recovery.

To healing.

To new life.

To new beginnings.

Destination: Freedom.

December 31, 2010

I think of you on this day because it’s New Years Eve, 2010.

You made it. Not only did you make, you soared. You took mighty big leaps this past year. You conquered.

No, things may not be perfect or even close to. However, look at where you were a year ago and where you are at now.

A year ago, you were done. Fed up. Frustrated. Stuck. Miserable. Caught up in your own personal hell and not able to breathe clearly. Remember?

Now, you’re on a journey to healing. Step by step, you are heading into freedom.

Be proud of yourself. I’m proud of you.

You’re doing it.

You’re pushing through, wrestling and fighting your way through the garbage they left behind.

You are moving forward.

I look forward to what lies ahead.

Freedom. Joy. Peace. Opportunities to create new memories.

Keep pushing on my friend. Keep pressing in.

Take back yourself.

Never give up.

I’ll be walking with you.

For now. You should take a moment. Reflect on the good. Reflect on all the great things that have been done.

For love is winning.

 

 

Love.

November 2, 2010

Love brings hope.

Love reaches down to the depths of our souls. The deepest and darkest places and touches us.

Love brings healing.

It is good to be weak and let love in when it comes knocking on your door.

 

I am.

October 16, 2009

May you hold these truths deep within your hearts……..

I am precious.

I am priceless.

I am a gift.

I AM.

I am amazing.

I am beautiful.

I am extraordinary.

I AM.

I am intelligent.

I am strong.

I am a survivor.

I AM.

I am a beautiful creation.

I am loved.

I am adored.

I am cherished.

Right here.

Right where I’m at.

As is.