Journey Out of Darkness

Solitary

I built a fortress, tall and strong – Built it deep and built it long. Built it so that I’d be free From threats against my deepest me.

Bit by bit the walls grew high Until they nearly reached the sky, Sheltering, protecting, shutting out Tears within and fears without.

I built a fortress but found on waking I was locked within a prison of my own making.

~ Revka Stearns

Not so long ago, my world once again grew dark.… Read the rest

Blog Tour: Life in Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson as told to Tricia Goyer

DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of this book for review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, and my review was not influenced by my receiving the book for free.

As someone who has struggled with the urge to commit suicide, I was very pleased to have been given the opportunity to review Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson as she told it to Tricia Goyer.

Let me give you the official spiel, and then I’ll tell you what I thought of the book.… Read the rest

Thank You for the Valley

I can’t remember where I read this, but some study found that when people who were unhappy with their {life, marriage, whatever} were surveyed again 5 years later, the overwhelming majority of them were no longer unhappy with that situation.

I can say from personal experience that you never know when the situation that is weighing on you will be transformed from a burden into a blessing.

To be quite honest, while the past 4 or so years have been pretty tough for me, the past 2 years have been especially difficult.… Read the rest

Finding Flowers

I have been thinking hard about some things lately. (My posts this week will expound more on that.) I ended up thinking of an analogy that I would like to share.

I would liken life to a vast garden which encompasses every climate. Sometimes I am in the lushest part of the garden, and sometimes I am in the arid desert with all of its heat and downright misery, but no matter where I happen to be in the garden of life, there are flowers to brighten the landscape.… Read the rest