Monthly Archives: March 2014

God’s real … God’s not Dead!!!

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Security in my life comes from my relationship with Christ…
When I lost it all a few years ago after the ending of life as I knew it…
My Hope and Faith grew stronger than ever … God was the only thing I had …
He never left my side during the hard times even though many people did…

I have been a Christian almost 21 years… My faith is real… God has shown me that he is real and I don’t need to see him… I have seen him daily for years…
Even when I had not accepted him as my savior he spoke to me and helped me… Even when I was a little girl and was abused, molested,rejected and hurt… God was there to comfort me…
Why did God allow an innocent child to be hurt? He didn’t… Sins and actions of those who hurt me were strictly “free will” God gives us all opportunity to choose him… The adults in my life were just bound by generational curses and chose to remain in the sins of the fathers and the mothers… I knew very young I would be different … I would fight and fight to not be what those around me had been…I would make mistakes and do things that I didn’t want to do… I would raise myself because the adults would not be trustworthy … I would do the best I could to not be like the adults around me…
Sexual abuse was something that surrounded me on both sides of my family… I would only feel protection by a God I could not see… He was there in my life as a child … Teen … Young adult… I just knew … I felt his presence…

My security was in Hope…
Hope that one day things would be different …
One day I would find peace and comfort…
One day I would heal…
One day the damages that childhood caused me would be used for good…
One day I could share my truths without fear…

My One day is coming very soon…

I am blessed beyond measure …
I am criticized by many…
I understand and accept the critical words…
I know that those who are critical just don’t know me…
I trust that all that has happened and all God allowed was for a greater purpose…
I am Thankful that though I have been tossed in the lions den many times I come out unharmed…
I have reaped in my life what I have sown and I have accepted it!!
I have seen the anger in the eyes of others towards me, I feel the jealousy, I suffer the rejection…
I understand …
I accept…
I know…
I trust…
I have …

I will Stand Alone for my Faith in God because Gods not Dead!!!

My story will be told and it’s very Messy…
My messy story is filled with Hope… The Hope that things will change for me…
Hope is not wasted if you put your Hope in the right place …
My Hope is in a unseen God…

He has answered all of my prayers… Just not the way I asked…
I thank him for the unanswered prayers…
If he would have given me what I asked for years ago then right now I would not be right where I am.

I wake up to a security in Jesus…
I am loved and do not wander…
I have great friends that I trust…
I am no longer walking in shame…
I have no guilt that lingers…

I grateful for my life…

Only God could have changed me and helped me…

He is real … If you need proof …
Look in the mirror he created you …

Buddha didn’t ….
Muhammad didn’t …
Allah didn’t …
Ganesha didn’t…
Confucius didn’t

There is only one creator of the heavens and the earth…
Only one who died and rose again …
Only one that will return …
His Name Is Jesus Christ …

He is real …
He is not dead…

When kindness Showed up!

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I am studying “The Virtuous life of a Christ Centered Wife” by Darlene. Schacht.
I felt called to do this study being a newlywed and previously married, I felt I needed to begin a study to remind me of how to be the wife God has called me to be. I truly feel my ministry first is to my husband. We have no children in our home so we truly are a team.
I am very aware that we have a enemy who will do whatever he can to sneak into our lives and attempt to put a division in our marriage.
Realizing that everyday I must practice and exercise my virtues towards my husband in order to protect our union, I decided to get active in reminding myself how to be the wife God has called me to be.

Today’s lesson is so important to me because kindness is something I love to offer to others. Giving kindness often will change a person if it is offered with a sincere heart.
My husband when I met him was a very kind man, yet he had been through countless failed relationships and marriages just like me.
He had within him a giant heart that the first moment I looked in his eyes I saw. His life prior to our meeting was filled with a series of life long painful childhood issues, wrong choices, wrong relationships and situations that left him in a place of anger and bitterness.
His attitude towards the world as a whole was ….. Well I can’t really say but it was rather negative. The perception of many in his family was he was just a mean man, angry and basically a failure. That was the view they had because that is how he came off and the path his life had taken him. The truth of who he truly was was hidden underneath a heart that had been crushed from his childhood and continued until our very first date.
That’s when Kindness happened, that’s when kindness stepped in and brought the two of us together. Our gracious Heavenly Father stepped in and brought two broken people together and they shared that first gift to each other. The gift of kindness….
We had met just a week before at a skating rink reunion with a hundred of our childhood friends, all of us in our forties …We knew of one another but we had not seen each other since those skating days.
It was a divine meeting for us that night in August 2011.
The virtue of kindness happened our very first date and it has not stopped one day since. It’s a fairy tale relationship and now marriage, yet the reality of life is that we are in a broken world and we both came into this marriage with broken hearts, broken prior marriages, broken childhood homes and we have broken children. Kindness was our first gift to each other. Kindness is practiced everyday of our lives even when we don’t feel like it. Why? We both know the pain of failure, rejection along with regrets of our past.
I watched Kindness change my husband from a man who was bitter and angry at the world and watched him change his attitude, his life and see that not all women were like those he had known before me. Kindness changed him from habits that he had his whole life change.
I didn’t try change him kindness, compassion, love, mercy changed him.
I never once tried to make the changes in him or nag and say that’s a bad thing your doing or say you need to change I just loved him.
I did not do that in my marriages before I was trying to change them and it failed because we are not God, only through prayer can God change someone.

On my side when he met me I was on the heal of two divorces in 16 months. I was married almost 18 years and divorced then met someone and married and 11 months later I fled that marriage for my life.
So when Paul and I met I was a lil bird with two broken wings.
My life was so broken and I was trying so hard to heal but in life you can’t always find time to recover and you just keep going.
We met and our first date we spent hours just talking and telling our life stories and laughing, music was playing in the covered seating area outside a mall and we sat on a picnic table. It was just two friends sharing our lives. Kindness swooped in, so when I told Paul I had to move my things from a friends house to a storage and he offered to help me.
It was Kindness that I needed. at that moment. Simple little act but to me it meant the world. That began our great love-story and our life together sharing kindness to each other. In the last two and a half years that kindness changed this little broken birds wings and a angry man into a positive God loving man and husband.
Colossians 3:12 says to clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

My marriage is the first place I am to offer kindness.
When I said I do to Paul Stanley Humplik October 18, 2013 I told God that I would submit and commit to him and our marriage one hundred percent and he did the same. We communicate daily and we remember well from the marriages before how it felt to be treated unkind.

We must daily:
Be good
Speak wisdom & kindness
Forgive
Offer Grace
Give Mercy
Extend a hand
Help them
Bite our tongue
Put them first
Don’t nag
Be positive
Love them
Be kind always
Turn the other cheek
Have Empathy
Look at them in the eyes
Be proud
Respect him always

As I write this today I see places I need to work on…
In a failure of a marriage it truly is not all one sided.
It’s each of you giving 100 percent because…

When you get married don’t stop trying to win his heart because we cannot assume that something won’t try to sneak in and separate what God has joined together.

I Believe

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We all are different and not one of us are the same and I thank God for that… Our choices, (sins), beliefs in God and for some unbelief in Him is separating us..
I believe in God … I have a personal relationship with him through Christ … That’s me… Accept me or don’t that’s between He & I. Just like I talk about the people that I have a relationship with I will talk about God !!! He is the only reason I have made it this far…
I love love love Facebook … I love my new friends, old friends and excited that connections continue to grow each day via the Internet… I really hate that we can’t all just be friends and accept each other … Love, accept and forgive each other… I dislike that we have to unfriend so we can be ourselves… That words are misunderstood, sarcasm is taken as truth…
The topics in a newsfeed sometimes frustrates me…. Guns, pictures of abuse, political bashing, racist and religious rants on marriage/ gay issues and whatever else seems to come through the feed that has a rather negative tone…
Where I am in my life is … Happy Happy Happy… I only want positive… Because I battle enough within… Life has been difficult…
I believe that our God made us all different because how boring would it be if we were all the same… All one flavor… Boring right!!! I have been a Christian since Mother’s Day 1993 and I went head first into the rules part of Christianity… Not just the big Ten God gave us… The million other rules that we Christians read in the bible and take as law and beat each other up with… Not that Gods word is not our guide .. It is !!!
In my 20 years as a follower of Christ… I have been bound in legalism and at time Pride and there has also been a bit of judgement of others…

There are times of crisis of faith when you find out who you believe in, who you can trust, who really loves you, where acceptance comes from, go through a crisis and look around..
The ones beside you may just be the one who is gay, the one woman who has been married to many times to count. It just may be a ex-drug addict that invites you to stay with him and it may be pure and not with wrong motives.. The judgement of others is painful, many times folks don’t ask what truly happened and why your where you are today … That’s my story…
I am very grateful for the painful lessons, my finding out who God really is… Finding out that the list of rules I made for myself could have kept me from True Love; if I would not have trusted God and threw the rules aside for Grace…
I have spent my life trying to please others and to be accepted.. Never realizing the acceptance that I craved was within me… I held myself to a higher standard in my head.. I beat myself up over every lil mistake… Over every thought or attitude that was wrong … Still battle it also… I am learning that Loving me is the greatest gift to myself and to the world I can give.

I am learning what Grace truly is… What Love truly is..
It’s within… Inside your heart, in your mind… You gotta love yourself before you can ever truly Love..
God calls us to Love One Another… He does not say to reject one another… But that’s what we do…
We do not believe the same so your out… That’s what we do…
No not me … I have and will always be for Love… I am gonna keep Hope in my heart and chose to believe the best in others if I can !!! I battle at times … We all do …

We can love each other, accept each other, try to understand each other with compassion and empathy…
Do unto others, Love one another, lets love like Jesus loves… I am working on loving someone who I have struggled with for 44 years… Someone who needs my compassion, forgiveness and a little more grace than I have given to her in the past… ME… Guess what I am really tired of beating her down ….

Thinking out Loud …

She’s the Queen of Disconnection

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My life has been full of disconnections since I was born.
My first disconnect was when the doctor cut the cord between my mother and myself. The only time I was ever connected to her was in her wound. As soon as I left the safety of her body I was no longer safe with her .
She was just unable to connect to me and I am really at peace with her and the fact that she could never be my mother. I have gone my entire life without knowing what it felt like to have the love of a mother. Although my mother was in my life and around my life but she was never a mother. She just couldn’t do it and maybe it was not her fault at all. I do not blame her anymore for the disconnection, I really understand the reasons why she could not be a mother to me. Can you imagine not being able to tell time, read, write or be able to care for a baby when she needs you and she’s sick? I imagine that her low IQ and lack of common sense made it hard for her in her life.
She is still alive today and no matter how many times I have reached out to her she never responses and fears me.
Maybe because I am all she ever wanted to be and that’s not something she can handle or maybe having a child of 5 years old with the ability to read and tell time made her jealous . I never realized that jealousy was one of the reasons she hated me so. My father loved me but he loved her more and yet with all her mistakes and abuses to him he went to his grave loving her. She was simply jealous. That’s sad to me because I was just a little girl.
We disconnected and will never connect again with her. I have forgiven her many years ago …

This blog post today was not suppose to be about my mother but about connections with family.
When I start writing I have no idea what will come to my heart, so I just write and often I am surprised at what comes to the surface.

My thoughts today were on family connections.
I have been disconnected from my fathers family since he committed suicide March 16,1982 when I was 13 years old. The family is big and full of family secrets and to many reminders of things that hurt me and I never wanted to be around them because I did not want to grieve the loss of my daddy. I have over the years come around here and there but not for but a short little visit. I disconnected from them.
What I have missed out on was a connection with who I am and where I get my characteristics or where my stubborn strong will comes from.
Today I found out!

I spent the day with my dads sister and we took a little road trip and talked, driving is a great way to just have a conversation and talk without it being awkward and strained.

Today it was just me and my Aunt driving and talking about our lives, regrets, family abuses and family curses.
Those things that were passed down from one generation to another.
Our family was filled with many evil things and many things that my Aunt worked hard to keep from her children and in that drive we became two friends who were related but talking as two women who were just sharing our lives with each other.
Realizing that when we hit our 40’s we began to really figure things out.
During that drive I realized that I have made many mistakes in my life that were almost just destined to happen because it was in the family … I realized I did break many things off the generation I gave birth to.
I realized why I have fought so hard to stay away and disconnect from my family because the reminders of the abuses were there and I never felt safe at all around anyone but my Aunt Elaine and my daddy, but he was gone so I stayed away.
Today’s little trip gave me a chance to realize the bondage and torture that my aunt endured as a child and we have some of the same things happen to us. We connected today as friends and realized that we have many things in common and we understand each other. Today’s trip was a connection of two women who have endured hard lives and fought very hard to overcome our horrific childhood. Today I offered compassion and empathy into her situation which I fully understand and together she gained strength from my words and I learned who I connect to .
I learned my dads mom was a strong and stubborn woman who was looking for love and never truly found it.
She was never I connected to as a grandmother but today I see her as a woman just like me.
I connected today and realized many things about myself . Sometimes we just need the wisdom of a older woman that is our own family to help us realize ” We truly are Ok” .

I am Queen of disconnection …
I want to change that about me…
I wanna reconnect and be apart of the lives of those who I share my blood with.
I want to change the way I have been doing things.
I want to reconnect with who I really am .

Today was the first step…

Prisoners of Hope

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Prisoners of Hope
Zechariah 9:12
Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.

Prisoners of Hope is a line that jumped off the page at me. I thought to myself what does this actually mean? I wonder if we Hope for something for a long time that we become a prisoner to it.
Maybe the hope of something happening is what keeps us going.
When we stop hoping for something then we fall.
What if hope rules our lives in away that all we see is hope.
Hope becomes our life.
Hope becomes our attitude.
Hope keeps us going in a situation that is hard to deal with.
Hope says it will get better.
Hope the relationship can be restored.
Hope that forgiveness will find me.
Hope that I can forgive that person one day.
Hope that when bad things happen it will work out for good.
Hope that my grief will end.
Hope that shame will leave.
Hope that redemption will come.
Hope that I can find faith.
Hope that I can Love again.
Hope that my illness will leave
Hope for healing.
Hope for a new heart & mind
Hope for a new tomorrow.
Hope this pain will end…

Hope that_____________

Never lose hope ….

Have a attitude of Hope ….
Make Hope your Stronghold ..

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What is Virtue?

Here’s what virtue is to me…

Living a moral life and having character and integrity. It’s being who you are with everyone you meet and not putting on different masks. It’s being who you are when no one is watching.
It takes practice it’s a habit and it’s choosing to do good when you want to do evil.
Virtue comes from our soul it’s the deep parts of who we really are. We can learn to be virtuous … We can train ourselves to be pure, kind, positive and encouraging. What ever virtue we need to gain strength in or where we need the most help, we just practice it until it’s a part of us.
It’s exercising and oh this girl does not like to exercise…yet if I want to have a better body I had to make changes …
More important to me is the inside of me… I always work towards being a better person and that’s easier…
Unfortunately for me sitting and writing all day is not going to help me build strength in my legs…
So what ever you need to gain strength in exercise that … That is growing you in to the virtuous woman of God you desire to be…
As for me I have weak legs and a strong virtuous heart and life… I am not there yet but everyday as we go through this study I hope to grow into that P-31 woman I have dreamed of for 20 years… My life is different than all my P-31 sisters because we are in different places but together I think we will get to where we need to be…
Putting away the need to be perfect and just be the perfect wives our husbands need!

Virtue is who we really are !!!!

Proverbs 31:10-31 is the reference for P-31 Woman

Becoming a Virtuous Woman