Music is Healing

Music – love it, hate it, just can’t live without it.  We were made to praise, to worship, and to love. Happy songs, sad songs, love songs, break up songs. We tell our stories in songs. Our lives are the lyrics – all the good parts, and all the ugly parts. Who is your favorite Artist?   What is your favorite song? For me that depends … Continue reading Music is Healing

Love is Messy-deliverance from self-hatred

Love is messy. It’s not for the faint at heart that’s for sure. And it’s not for the fault finders either. We are all still human and how we respond to someone’s mistake or weakness shows others how soft or how hard our heart is. As a parent I am still learning and growing.  I make mistakes. And so do my kids. But I am … Continue reading Love is Messy-deliverance from self-hatred

Domestic Violence and the Workplace

She may be sitting next to you, or in the cubicle down the hall. The quiet girl who came in late today. Tear stains ran down her creek, and she was wearing sun glasses.  Last time that happened it was because she had a black eye.  Do you approach her? What do you say? Do you just look away and mind your own business? With … Continue reading Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Stop Tolerating the Jezebel Spirit

Stop TOLERATING the Jezebel spirit! These are my notes from a teaching I saw from Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church 2011 Pastors Conference in TX. Here is a video about it: https://youtu.be/SkddEWj-Su0 The Jezebel spirit tries to get you to defile yourself on the inside or outside to disqualify you for ministry. We should cast her out and those who commit adultery with her. … Continue reading Stop Tolerating the Jezebel Spirit

Frozen in Time

FROZEN IN TIME ©2014 Diana Rasmussen I understand the fear that stops you in your tracks Numbs your mind like An iceberg frozen in time Just know that it won’t always be this way I’m praying for you Each and every day I know my God Will make a way For your escape He’s calling you to come away Related articles The Walking Wounded – … Continue reading Frozen in Time

Don’t Believe Everything – NaPoWriMo Day 28

ok, kind of a rant today.  This is not true of all the Shepherds/Sheep I know – some are surrounded by the love of God and share with others. Some would give you the shirt off their back if they knew you needed one.  Maybe I just have a bad attitude today, idk. Might just be me – so if so, forgive my rant. But … Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything – NaPoWriMo Day 28

Drowning in Fear – NaPoWriMo Day 12

Have you ever run across someone who blatantly refuses God? Or becomes angry when you come to The Lord? Yeah, me too. Many times the Abuser gets jealous of a woman’s relationship with God and God’s people. They suddenly realize they are not on the throne anymore. The Abuser is not God. No matter how many times he tells you he is. It’s a lie. … Continue reading Drowning in Fear – NaPoWriMo Day 12

Depression: 3 Steps Forward – 2 Steps Back

Depression. Fear. 3 steps forward…2 steps back. Sometimes the journey is long. Sometimes the way is dark. I walk sometimes amidst the shadows and feel like there is a cloud surrounding me sometimes. I know, depression. Ugggh. I don’t like this valley. I don’t want to be here. The negative thoughts bombard my mind. Where is the switch? “You are not going to make it” … Continue reading Depression: 3 Steps Forward – 2 Steps Back

Overview of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence. Abuse. Families are being torn apart. Children are caught in the middle. I remember one of the things that drove me nuts when I was living in domestic violence is how the Abuser used the children as pawns. It was like a big game. “Go tell your mother this. Go tell your mother that.” Then he would force them to sit down and listen to him “preach”. “Do you know what she did today? Isn’t she stupid?” Blah, blah, blah. A narcissist pretending he was God and ‘laying down the law’ of how things were going to be. Until tomorrow. Then the rules would change. And it would happen all over again.

Wow, I don’t miss those days. And I’m sure my kids don’t either. He is not God. He is an Abuser looking to manipulate. Power and control…it’s all about power and control.

If you need help, call the HOTLINE today. This is not normal. It’s domestic violence, it’s abuse and it’s illegal.

From: http://www.thehotline.org
From: http://www.thehotline.org

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Overview of Domestic Violence, A Dangerous Trend Report Released by NoBullying Today (via PRWeb)

Overview of Domestic Violence, A Dangerous Trend Report Released by NoBullying Today – http://nobullying.com/overview-of-domestic-abuse/ Overview of Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence kills; it breaks families and ruins the mindset of children and teens…

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New Book Snow White Darkness Released Today

New Book SNOW WHITE DARKNESS Released Today! “Smothered by control a tormented soul trapped in his castle Her tears rolling mist proof she exists in Snow White Darkness” ©2014 Diana Rasmussen Smothered by control, she runs to hide and locks herself behind the door. She starts rocking herself on the cold bathroom floor as she lays her secrets out like rock hard stones. He is outside … Continue reading New Book Snow White Darkness Released Today

Prayers and Promises – a poem from domestic violence

I wrote this poem to share what it feels like to go to church on a Sunday morning when you are living in domestic violence. Oftentimes the abuser likes to play up how spiritual he is so he can use God’s word to justify what he does. The abuser will take the Word and twist it to batter his wife with. Seriously. Many times Pastors … Continue reading Prayers and Promises – a poem from domestic violence