January 24, 2017 gmcmullen No comments exist

                  Step Five: Reject False Beliefs Satan feeds us all kinds of lies: False Belief # One: It was my fault. -I must have done something to deserve it. -I should have stopped it. -No one will believe me if I do tell them. -I am worthless,…

December 14, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

Step Four Toward Healing: Give Up False Loyalty     If the offender is a parent or someone we love, we may feel a fierce need to protect the person. One of the family rules may have been, “What happens at home stays at home”.    By breaking the silence, the wounded person feels a deep sense…

December 5, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

Step Three toward Healing: Receive God’s Love  God promises us in Jeremiah 31:3&4 “I have loved you with an everlasting love;                                                  I have drawn you with loving-kindness,  I will build you…

November 16, 2016 gmcmullen 1 comment

Step Two toward Healing: (Own our Brokenness) The Psalmist, David, cried out in his distress, “Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow…

November 16, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

Step One toward Healing: Break Out of Denial         David wrote in Psalm 32:3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. And in Psalm 51:6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts.   Denial is a consequence of emotional shock that deadens our emotions…

November 16, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

Introduction: One cannot live in a broken world without eventually being marred by brokenness on a personal level. All of us to a greater or lesser degree carry around emotional scars in varying stages of healing. We are the sum total of all our experiences.  Anything good once distorted becomes brokenness. Truth distorted becomes deception….

November 4, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

Forgiveness is an unending growing experience in which we never seem to arrive. Just when we think we have the course of action down pat, we get thrown another curve and we have to start working through the process again. David Augsburger has written a wonderful little book on forgiveness, entitled The Freedom of Forgiveness,…

November 3, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

From the book “From Victim to Victor” by Grace Gayle copyright The High Cost of Forgiveness Forgiveness is another major and necessary step toward healing. Forgiveness sets me free to move through the healing process and continue to grow as a person. Yet I have the liberty to choose to be either bitter or better….

November 2, 2016 gmcmullen No comments exist

Reflections Part B I had been looking into a warped mirror all of my life. I had believed a lie about God and myself as His child. It wasn’t until I seriously began looking into the mirror of God’s Word that I began to realize the truth. I am a child of God, His Spirit…

November 1, 2016 gmcmullen 1 comment

Reflections: Part A  If an object is to be a reflector, it must have a smooth surface, not rough or warped. A calm lake gives a much better reflection than one with rough water. I considered what this information meant to me as one whose purpose is to reflect God’s character qualities. If I am…