Forgive Yourself

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When Tim and I went to the McKenzie River last month, I found myself discouraged with less-than-perfect accommodations, including our nemesis, a rooster that crowed around the clock. In my head, I heard words like “stupid” and “awful wife” and “condemned.”  And soon I  added, “Whoa,  getting the hang of self-talk stuff is so hard! […]

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Last month, Tim and I stayed in a cabin on the beautiful McKenzie River for three days. What did I say not long after we got there? The staircase of this cabin is too steep. The only bathrooms are upstairs. And the gnats are dropping like, er, flies into the kitchen sink. And don’t get […]

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Flibbertigibbet! I exclaimed.  (Yes, I can sometimes be flighty and scatter-brained.) Out of the washing machine, I pulled a T-shirt and some underwear, formerly white, and held them up next to the cherry-red blouse they were washed with. Now they were a bright rosy-pink. Yikes, I’ve done it again! I’m so stupid! I thought. Have […]

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I attended the Oregon Christian Writers’ summer conference in Turner, Oregon two weeks ago. That week, I felt God lean over and whisper, “I want you to write a book about self-forgiveness.”  This was confirmed several times that week. Do you ever have a tough time forgiving yourself?  It’s my number one battle! What about self-talk? […]

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