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Musings & Meanderings · 11M ago

blue ribbon -- an annual post

every april I pull out my blue ribbon and pin it on my shirt. the first time I did it, I worried about what people would think/say.I worried they would ask what it meant.I worried they would...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

This Time Last Year

Last year about this time I wrote a piece called Scarred. It's interesting to go back see where I was and what I was doing a year ago. I gain some perspective of time and healing. And that i...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . January 12, 2016Outside my window . . . it's sunny and cold but not nearly as cold as it was yesterday morning!I am thinking . . . about changes.I am thankful . . . for my so...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

First

There is the "first" you feel good about and then there is the "first" you wish had never happened. The one you hope will be an "only".We've all had them. The first kiss, the first birth, th...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

Changed

Things have changed in my world. It wasn't overnight, but they are big changes. And we're not finished. I don't know what the end result is going to look like, but going backwards is not an ...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . January 5, 2016Outside my window . . . it's sunny and cold with a heavy frost sitting on the ground.I am thinking . . . several meetings today and what I will discover.I am t...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

Sacred Authenticity

It's 2016. Not sure how that happened as I fell off the blogging wagon back in 2015, but I'm back today. I'm not sure what's happening in 2016, but I suppose that's true for everyone.I could...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY . . . December 1, 2015Outside my window . . . it's gray and cool and rainy. The same way it's been for days.I am thinking . . . about what the future holds and how I will know God'...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

Crochet and Healing [day 10]

My grandmother was a crocheter. She did fine thread crochet -- bedspreads and tablecloths. Large projects of intricate design. I wanted to know how to do it but was too intimidated to ask he...
Musings & Meanderings · 10M ago

Trust and Healing [day 9]

Trust is a big word for survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma in general.Somewhere along the way our trust was shattered and we have a difficult time figuring out how to regain it.I lef...