Multiple bloggers sharing, educating and supporting those who have been in unhealthy churches.

Month: August 2016

Some new favorite quotes

I loved Rich Mullins’ music. Tonight I found one of his old concert videos on YouTube. Some of the the things he said really floored me. So tonight I’m quoting: I know vengeance is mine saith the Lord. I just want to be…

In Everything (Give Thanks)

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you…   For a long time, I resented this verse. It seemed good, until I went through something. Then it kind of stuck on…

New Thoughts/Old Thoughts

Well, I feel like I’m catching up and “normalizing” some! Over the last month, and especially in the last week or two, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve found that there are a lot of people that don’t have all the answers, don’t pretend…

After Hardship Comes Ease

Verily, after hardship comes ease. ~ Quran 94:6. What we are not told is that the “ease” after we leave an abusive church (or other situation) may be awhile coming. It does not (usually) happen the moment¬† we walk out the door of…

The Prodigal Response

Luke 15:11-24 And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after…

Stress. Anxiety. Depression.

Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others. ~ Paulo Coelho. While I don’t think I ever had anxiety or was depressed while I was in my former UPCI church, I did suffer from some stress. Trying to…

I am convinced

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is…

Making the Right Decision

For years I’ve wondered how to know the will of God. We were told to seek God’s will, to pray and fast and study the Word, and hope we got it right. So “the Will” always seemed just out of reach. Today I…