Our Mistakes Serve a Purpose. Really. You mean you can use that? Seriously? God promises to restore all things and to turn things around. If we really were those perfect people we thought about would Jesus have had anything to save us from? Would He even have had to come to Earth for our salvation? Let us look up, let grace be enough, and be … Continue reading Our Mistakes Serve a Purpose – There’s No Such Thing as Perfect People
The Daily Prompt is about Secrets. I wrote a song about SECRETS not too long ago. There are so many things we try to bury. Pretend they never happened. She carries her secrets around in a box, hides them in darkness keeps them locked… Shoves the box under the bed, some things are not meant to be said. ~Diana Rasmussen AMETHYST SHARDS Take those things we don’t want to talk … Continue reading She Carries Her Secrets
“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.” — Brennan Manning (Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging) Related articles “Abba’s Child” by Brennan Manning (escapetoreality.org) Know My Heart Oh Lord … Continue reading You Are the Beloved Dreamer
Castle of Fear – that’s where you live when you live with an Abuser. Looks pretty from the outside – but there is a dungeon on the inside – with chains, gates, and bars. And you are Rapunzel – trapped inside. Daily Prompt: Safety First Share the story of a time you felt unsafe. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SAFETY. Here is my story of living … Continue reading Castle of Fear
I have recently been reminded of the fear that returns when you are being stalked. This is part of my story that I haven’t shared yet. After separating from an Abuser it is the most dangerous time for a woman who has been in an abusive relationship. And once we leave, the stalking begins. What is stalking you ask? Being hunted down with the … Continue reading 10 Things to Do When an Abuser Ignores Your NO
Join me in PrayeR Dear Lord We release your Word over the Philippines, PEACE, BE STILL, in Jesus Name Wind and Wave Obey Jesus On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also … Continue reading Peace, Be Still
Daily Prompt: Fright Night Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t. I do not like being afraid. I am not a ‘ride’ girl, skip the roller coasters and stuff. And skip the horror flicks. I guess it comes from all the times I was terrified in my own home … Continue reading Living in Fear
“I Can’t Go Wrong” by Phillip Phillips I’ve seen the lights come from the flashes in the dark I feel like a blind man trying to make a start And I don’t know, no I don’t know Where I’m gonna go I’ve seen the sun come up a mile from the ground Flew back the other way and saw it go back down I … Continue reading I Can’t Go Wrong
Some days I need to remind myself that no matter what I see with my eyes, or hear with my ears – God is greater. It has been a battle in my world this past 2 weeks. There were many that shouted or screamed or accused, with rocks, sticks, swords etc. Lots of confusion, anger, and even lies too. There were times I had to … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles
Sometimes a girl just has to say NO. Enough. Nada. My friend Penny from Vermont wrote this song and it is exactly how I feel today. Sooooo much going on for Ms D. My daughters wedding is in 1 week, I have a big Festival to play at on Sat, and sometimes life just has a way of hitting you back. Not looking forward to … Continue reading Don’t Make Me Cross That Line
It has been brought up again and again, “Why doesn’t she just leave him?” I wish there was an easy answer. But it is different for each person. That is why it is IMPERATIVE, in my opinion, that a victim seek professional help. The Police get involved for a reason. There are counselors in place at every domestic violence shelter that I have ever been … Continue reading Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?
This is my entry for We Poets Show It Word Cloud Wednesday – be sure to head over and give it a shot! RUN! ©2013 Diana Rasmussen a bad chap in trouble robbed the bank and had stolen a car I was there but it isn’t my fault I could be wrong I know this isn’t the time or place maybe it’s just me I … Continue reading RUN!