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Only Jesus Can Heal The Pain In My Aching Heart

September 20, 2018
Only Jesus can heal the pain in my aching heart...

Have you ever thought you were over something and then found out in the worst possible way that you weren’t?  That the pain was still very, very real?

Maybe some wounds never fully heal.

I guess I’ll just come right out and say it.

When I was a little girl, I was sexually molested. I know that’s not something that is unique to me. In fact, it’s all too common.

In Short, Here’s My Story

The police were involved, I went through counseling, but really nothing helped me recover until I began my relationship with Jesus. He healed my heart like nothing else could. But then earlier this year my world came crashing down. Someone close to me was involved in something that brought back everything I went through…

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The Other Side Of Church Hurt…

Someone in our church was hurting. It started as a difference of opinions. We were praying for guidance and there was a disagreement over where God was leading us. The one whose opinion wasn’t chosen for the final direction was hurt. What do you…

September 13, 2018
Free eBooks for Weekend Reading 9-7-18 through 9-9-18

{{Weekend Reading}} My Favorite Free eBook

If you’re an avid reader like me, you’ll love the Fall Into Savings event going on over at CIA this weekend. They have a ton of free eBooks available including a couple of mine. And, we are totally having a Facebook party today to…

September 7, 2018

Little Eyes, Road Rage & Jesus

Last year, I was driving a couple of neighbor kids to school and had an eye-opening experience. The first day, while I was scowling and muttering unkind things in the direction of the car in front of me, they commented that they had never…

September 3, 2018

My Overwhelming Fear of Failure & Jesus

Y’all, I know this site is called Candidly Christian, but somethings are easier to be candid about than others. Somethings are just plain hard to admit… Like my overwhelming fear of failure. Over a year and a half ago I wrote about how we…

August 27, 2018

The Truth About My Life – Online & Off

I talk to so many women online that I feel like I connect with. We think we would be great friends if we just lived closer together. But can I be real with you for just a moment? I know there are women right…

August 20, 2018

Candid Conversations On Air

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of getting candid on air with Parker J. Cole on WPJC 104.5. It was a ton of fun chatting it up with her and in lieu of a regular blog post, I wanted to share our candid…

August 16, 2018
You are not alone

You Are Not Alone… We All Struggle With Something

I sat in Bible study amazed at what I was hearing. The woman who was leading was confessing something she had struggled with for years. She said it was really hard for her to share, but God had really pressed it on her heart…

August 13, 2018

It’s Okay To Be Mary In A World Full Of Martha’s

Cleaning house is not my forte. It never has been. I have friends who are household rock stars. They are the perfect embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman. But I am not that woman. Back when I was a single mom with just one…

July 30, 2018
My favorite coffee blends

My Favorite Coffee Blends

If you are a coffee lover like me, you probably have a default blend. It’s what you drink every morning without even thinking about it. I’m a pretty simple girl at heart. If you follow me online, you probably know that to be true.…

July 27, 2018

Praying Together

I truly believe that there is power in prayer. And I believe that prayer is multiplied when Christians come together to pray. The book of Matthew records Jesus saying, “If two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done…

July 26, 2018