Category: freedom

Summertime musings….

 And just like that, we’re into August. where did summer go? thankfully, it’s not completely over yet, but as i see school buses going by these days, practicing their routes for this upcoming school year, I’m reminded that this crazy, wonderful thing we call “summer break” is coming to an end. it’s been a good

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Who Am I, Anyway?

Sometimes I feel as if i dont even know who i am. am i the just the little girl who (unknowingly) grew up trying to push through the affects of sexual abuse? or am i the woman who was once a victim of oppressive narcissism, and who is still trying to learn how to be

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When Mother’s Day is bittersweet…

So this Sunday is Mother’s Day. for a lot of women, the idea of Mother’s Day stirs up sweet memories and big plans. for some, Mother’s Day is tinged with sadness over their mother not being alive anymore, or painful memories over the loss of a sweet child of their own. it’s been just over

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Not defined by weight

 I have to be honest; I’ve been dealing with some self-loathing lately. I’m about ten pounds overweight, and my clothes aren’t fitting right–as in everything is either too tight, or makes me look 5 months pregnant.  Not exactly the look I’m going for, if you know what I mean. I look in the mirror and

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One thing after another….

Hi!  I’m PattyAnn, and believe it or not, I’m still the author of this here blog.  I haven’t been on here in quite some time, and I was beginning to worry that you all would think I deserted my blog! To be honest, I’ve been sick almost nonstop since January.  Not.even.kidding. I’m pretty sure our

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My Word for 2017

I’ve never really been a big fan of choosing a “word” for the new year, but this year is different. In 2016, through different conversations and circumstances, God revealed some areas of brokenness in my heart. not only did he graciously reveal these things to me, but he also gave me a name for the

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