"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


"When we live in isolation we can begin to think that an unhealthy situation is normal!" - Beth Moore

The above statement was frighteningly true for me. I lived this way a good part of my early life after my parents divorced and I shut down emotionally. Isolated myself literally in my bedroom during my teenage years into my late twenties. Was so very angry and hurt. I lost out so much of my youth and socially. What I was living to me was normal. When I would be exposed to the outside world and have some sort of a relationships, I would be questioned "what is wrong with you?" Or, "why are you not reacting normal to something." All I knew was this is how I was. Scared and protected. That was normal.

And here comes the "But."

BUT....... Now I am breaking free from my past! Even though it is hard to see right now God giving back somehow what I lost, I know He does love me and cares for me enough to want to do this. So I hold on to that!


  1. That quote is very true. Glad that God is beginning change what's 'normal' for you :)

  2. Feeling much better today JBR! Thank you for all the prayers! Divide and conquer is a great war tactic, and the enemy of our souls uses it too. Glad God has pulled you out of that place! Many blessings to you!

  3. YaaY!!!! Doing the happy dance for God helping you break free!!!


  4. Great quote and post, Thank you.

  5. I really like this quote - and can understand what you're saying. Thank you for sharing this.


  6. Beth Moore's quote is so true. One of my favorite books is called We Really Do Need Each Other (by Reuben Welch). God is at work in your life in so many ways!

  7. JBR, good for you...there is nothing normal about isolation and hiding and fear. I'm glad you've crossed the threshold of freedom!

  8. JBR a tremendous post that reveals a great accomplishment. I've watched you over the years and how you've grown. I hope you know that! God Bless.

  9. Praise the LORD, JBR is breaking free. :) I'm happy for you hon.


  10. Amazing Love .... Amazing from our wee beginnings to this very breath ...God knew and made a way for us....

  11. I thank God that you are on the way to freedom and God is working in your heart and in your life.
    Self-pity is a feeling that I also battled to overcome in many years, but thanks also to God for letting me know how He love me and that I am HIs precious daughter. He build me up and put me where I am now. To God be the glory:)

  12. We do create our own "normal" by our actions and habits. That is so true. Sometimes when we allow ourselves to experience something new, though, we discover that our "normal" doesn't have to always be the way it is or was. With practice and patience we can create a new "normal." Thought-provoking and interesting post. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Nice to meet you. :)

  13. Sometimes you are so just like a kid...pure and innocent and "unknowing".That's a good thing. Your friend,