C.F. Martin:

I will keep re-blogging here until everyone knows about the new blog! :)

Originally posted on Healing the Wounded Soul:

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Remember to weed your garden!  I know how much I hate doing it!!  So I procrastinate and before I know it….they are overgrown and it is so overwhelming a project that I just want to keep putting it off….

When we ignore the weeds in our garden the fact is we may just let them overtake the garden and forget about it . Those weeds suck the very life out of our beautiful garden and then it is gone.

Our life is very similar to a garden. We can let the weeds ( in this case weeds are problems; people or otherwise) overtake our life and just forget about it! Or we can weed our garden ( life)  periodically and make sure not to get overwhelmed by the junk that seeps in.

It is our choice!  To weed or not to weed!  I know it may not be an easy…

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I am Learning To Be Brave…….


Yes, I am a Christian!  I know if you are a follower of my blog; you already know this.  But I feel it necessary to say it…out loud…today!

I accept that I am not your run of the mill Christian person. But that does not make me any less a Christian; although there are some who would disagree with me. So for that, yes that, that is the reason for my title. I am learning to be Brave!

Over the last 8 years as I have been on this journey from there to here….I have spent a lot of time in hiding! Yes, in hiding. I know….shocking! Or shameful. Whatever. We all have to get there in our own time and way. The point is I have arrived!

I am ready to say out loud that I am an eclectic mix of many thoughts and beliefs! I am not your average Christian. But a Christian I am! And no matter what anyone says…you can’t change my belief!  It has taken me some time to get to a point where I can embrace myself! But I am embracing myself now. I LOVE my beliefs! I love that I am a tolerant person who loves more than she….. doesn’t…..

I LOVE that I have learned from my journey how to let go. I have learned how to be tolerant. I have learned how to be tolerant without losing my beliefs. I have come to the realization, through all of my eclectic teachings, that I can disconnect without losing faith or love for and in others.

I have learned that forgiveness is a need that is universal; regardless of your faith. I have learned that love prevails…love teaches…..love opens you up to hear what others are saying….and when they are hurting.

Like taking the thorn from the lions paw and gaining love forever;  I have removed my thorn; and now know…Love is mine forever; if I want it. And what is to follow is a world filled with opportunities! Opportunities to grow, to help others, to heal, to witness change and growth!

What could be better? I am learning, no, I have learned to be brave! And the world is now opened up to me.

Are You Aware?

Originally posted on Healing the Wounded Soul:


Are you aware that the first step in your journey begins with forgiveness? Maybe you are and you can’t seem to take that step? I understand! It is a hard step to take and it is a hard thing to believe. We can get into our own head to the point that we do not believe that! And we do not believe it is even possible! We truly feel that our anger and resentment; our unforgiveness, is serving us well. And I understand that feeling.

I say you are perfectly welcome to your feelings! But may I suggest that they have a season? We need to move from the season of anger into the season of forgiveness and the season of letting go, just as the trees move into Autumn!

It is true!

If you are not ready to hear this; I understand! I love you. I know it…

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