I grew up in a home filled with dysfunction (like so many in our culture).
My family was dealing with more issues than I can even label. They did the best they knew how. As an adult with my own family I have come to a place where I can forgive them and love them… though that took time and hard work between God and me.
I have an amazing relationship with my mom now.
I also love my brother and his precious family dearly. He was just a kid operating from a place of hurt. I forgave him long ago.
I have spent the last decade working through the false beliefs I had about life and Faith (Some of that is here: Why I moved from Christian to Disciple). But I have struggled to deal with the Emotional things… because it’s harder -deeper- more painful.
I come from a place of Emotional Brokenness.
So why am I talking about this now?
In March our church invited an Energetic Speaker to our Women’s retreat.
Sandy Gross from Renewing Me Ministries is a dynamic speaker with a mission to teaching Christians to live a Healthy, Whole, and Flourishing Life in Christ…
Honestly I only went to the retreat to be social.
I needed a mommy break from my little blessings… do you ever need those?
Anyway, when Sandy began Friday I was sure the message wasn’t for me.
There is an “Inseparable link between emotional health and spiritual maturity”.
I didn’t want to pursue this Emotional health thing.
It is hard.
I’d rather study about Ruth or Esther and gain Spiritual Knowledge.
But I felt God calling me to address these area’s where I am not agreeing with Him.
He is Always Right!
In obedience I will dig deeper.
So Welcome to the chaos that lives inside my mind…
I’m going to unpack what God’s been teaching me about Emotional Healing and Spiritual Wellness. I pray you are encouraged.
Be warned:This stuff has gotten deep in my head and maxed me out on the Anxiety chart. I have been a hot mess for months because of working through this stuff. Hence the post last month about How I deal with Anxiety!
I’d love to share a Free 40 Day reading and Journaling Plan with you – it is what helps me find Hope & Joy through Anxiety!
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