• thoughts before bed . . .

    March 26, 2012KarenBeth

    One of my favorite things to do before bed is to pick a prayer from the bible and find meaning in it that pertains to my healing, and how I can grow and move through it with more strength. Tonight, as I snuggled up in bed under the blankets, I picked up the “gather book” that I got from theย church. I read from Psalms whichย has always been my favorite of all readings in the bible, and what I read tonight was: PSALMS 16:11 – You will show me the path to life. Fullness of joys in your presence, the delights…

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  • “you can talk about anything”

    March 24, 2012KarenBeth

    “You can talk about anything”. Those 5 words are the words that my therapist reminds me of almost on a daily basis – through connection and support. I have come to love those 5 words! I have come to accept those 5 words, I sometimes look forward to those 5 words, and better yet,ย I have learned to trust those 5 words. When I hear those 5 words it gives me an opening to freedom I never had. I was silenced as a child, I never thought I could open up about what was going on inside, or to talk about…

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  • patiently waiting . . .

    March 18, 2012KarenBeth

    One of the things that I have learned most in this journey of healing is that, “patience” is almost always the key to getting through the tougher moments. This past week or so, I have had a lot of ups and downs. I have had moments of strength andย weakness, strength in the weakeness, weakness in the strength, and sitting while still moving. It certainly hasย been some of the toughest and challenging moments that I have had in a long time; with this past weekend being one of the toughest. Last night I went through one of the hardest 2 O’clock’s…

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  • handing it over to be held…

    March 10, 2012KarenBeth

    For years in therapy my therapist has always said to me before leaving sessions “just leave everything youโ€™re holding here with me, I will hold onto it. You just go and be! Ok what? What does that evenย mean? Sometimes I wouldย get soย frustrated thinking, “yes that is easier said than done if youโ€™re not holding what I am holding”. Friday before leaving my session, I went over to my therapist with a hug and said “ok, here we go,ย I am leavingย some of itย with you”; I just want a peaceful weekend filled with goodness! I want to BE, I want to feel…

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  • grace and mercy – song

    March 4, 2012KarenBeth

    This Sunday morning, I am doing something different by posting a 2nd blog today! This 2nd blog is a song, a beautiful song of “grace and mercy”. I am going to post another song byย  “Anna Kay Toms”. This is another song that means alot to me that she sang quite often. When I hear this song, it reminds me of “healing from something so deep”. This song is about walking through trials of life, and washing away the feelings of shame from your life that you hold. It’s absolutley beautiful and healing. This song is short, but if you…

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  • the sunspots . .

    March 1, 2012KarenBeth

    I have had this story in drafts for months! I have waited for the perfect time to share this part of my story. Tonight it feels right โ€“ tonight I post another part of my story. Tonight it feels right on the heels of writing something so hard last night โ€“ to now write about something so graceful. There are only 3 people in my life who know about the โ€œsunspotsโ€ story from my childhood, and what that means to me even today as an adult. The only 3 people who truly hold this close to their heart as a…

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