For the time being, we have chosen to combine Growing Gracefully, our parenting support page, with our Emotional Healing page, which talks more about the core wounds that oftentimes follow us into adulthood. On his page, for now, you'll see a mix of both. As our own story unfolds, we will share & adjust accordingly.
Welcome to Growing Gracefully, our Grace Based Parenting Support Pages! I cannot deny the amount help and support that I received online during the early years of my parenting. Not that I didn't ALSO get support from people in real life...
Naturally, the things I came away with from my own home of origin laid the foundation on which I would build my own family, and much of it was solid. But, just as every buliding has it's "loose screws" here and there, so too did my blueprint of home and family need a little revamping.
There nothing like growing a FAMILY, to bring out a person's greatest strengths and deepest weaknesses, and I will never doubt that God has it set up, just strategically so. I never would have imagined just how much healing would come to my husband and I *through* our challenges as a husband & wife, mother & father.
There is no way I can possibly summarize what our family has been through in the past fifteen years. As I shared on our "About Us" Page: Some members of our family struggle with chemical sensitivities, life-threatening food allergies or auto-immune disease. Some are recovering from trauma history, abuse, addictions and may face life with anxiety & depression.
Just like many of you, we are complex, we are not perfect and we are overcomers! Our story is one of perseverence and victory over adversity for one simple reason - we have been richly blessed with ways to COPE, HEAL and GROW through:
- Faith in Jesus Christ
- Music Ministry
- Grace Based Parenting
- Whole Foods
- Traditional Cooking
- Trauma Healing
- Life Skills
"We know that God causes everything
to work together
for the good of those who love God
and are called in accordance with His purpose."
- Romans 8:28
We certainly don't pretend to have all the answers. We never will, this side of eternity. We are humbled & encouraged by how we have been provided for, spiritually, mentally and physically admid all our circumstances. We do desire to show our gratitude by making it our mission to support others in those same ways!
No matter what you are going though today, Know you are not alone. For even a moment, consider our short-sightedness as humans and realize; A friend, a word of encouragement, even a life-changing breakthrough may be just around the corner. Know this; God does not share our limitations. He knows, He cares, He's always there, and above all...God IS in control!
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