Wounds

I have recently had a very real epiphany about emotional wounds. I’m a really introspective person, by nature, and in my journey to understand myself and correct some sinful behaviors I have discovered that emotional wounds…  do not heal on their own. Unlike their physical counterparts, who, in large part heal themselves, these wounds of the heart and mind remain painful and destructive for as long as we let them lie. I am currently dealing with wounds that are over 30 years old!! 30 years! These things should heal after 30 years, I have told myself time and time again. But no, shockingly, these things are constantly at work at the subconscious level modifying how I react to things, how I feel from day to day, and absolutely inflaming an already touchy temper that I have.

Here is what I’m learning: 1. You can’t deal with irrational feelings of emotional pain, rationally. You can’t just tell yourself, “Ok, I’m not going to feel this anymore”, or “I’m finished with this! I will not react this way again!”. It will never work that way. 2. You have to identify and revisit the wound, thus cleaning the wound. You have to feel the pain and learn that you will be alright in doing so. It’s very important so that you can actually heal from it. 3. You must bandage the wound with forgiveness. Forgiveness is pivotal to your healing. You must forgive whoever hurt you, including yourself, in order for healing to begin to take place.

I believe in my heart of hearts that God will heal my wounds. And I know that His will is that everyone find that healing.

I will share more as I learn. God bless you.

Homeschooling Ban Put on Hold

CBN News Reporter

By Charlene Israel

March 30, 2008

CBNNews.com – A California state court will reconsider its ruling that could outlaw homeschooling — raising hopes in the homeschooling community that the justices will reverse their action.Last month the court ruled that parents who educate their children at home could be criminally liable under California law. The justices ruled that parents “do not have a constitutional right to home school their children.”

 

The court argued that only credentialed teachers could educate children. The family at the center of the case home schooled their eight children, but did not hold a teaching certifcation.Many pro-family groups viewed the ruling as troublesome because California’s public schools have some of the more liberal laws in the nation regarding teaching about sexuality and homosexuality.

They feared the court’s published opinion would force thousands of families to stop homeschooling.

Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund were among those who asked the court to reconsider the ruling.

“Another look at this case will help ensure that the fundamental rights of parents are fully protected,” they argued.

Michael Farris of The Homeschool Legal Defense Fund Association also called the court’s decision to rehear the case a “great first step.”

“We are very glad that this case will be reheard and that this opinion has been vacated, but there is no guarantee as to what the ultimate outcome will be,” he said.

He added that this case remains the association’s top priority. The court will hear the case in June.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar said he will intervene if the ruling is not overturned.

Sources: CBN News, The Associated Press

Courtesy of CBN.com

It Was A Glorious Easter Sunday

The day was fabulous. Started off the day by leading worship for our Youth Group at Church. Came home and put the finishing touches on the feast our family had for Easter dinner. Family all came to our house. Honey baked ham, garlic potatoes, deviled eggs, salad, dinner rolls, vege tray for snacks, Strawbooty cake (as my two year old affectionately calls it), key lime pie and Turtle pie. We’re all fat and sleepy.

But seriously, I praise Jesus today. It seems I’ll never fully understand the fullness of the price He paid for my sins on that cross. But I am so very thankful for Him. He is worthy of our praise. Praise His mighty Name!

God bless you all on this Easter Sunday evening…

Deep~

Gorbachev Admits He’s A Christian

Nearly 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union’s atheist empire, Mikhail Gorbachev has admitted he is a Christian, reports the Daily Telegraph. On a visit to Italy the last president of the Communist state prayed at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, and later told priests the saint had played a fundamental role in his life. “St. Francis is, for me, the alter Christus, the other Christ,” said Gorbachev.

Gorbachev always professed atheism as Soviet leader, although Ronald Reagan is said to have suspected that his Cold War adversary was a “closet believer.” Gorbachev’s parents baptized him in the Russian Orthodox church and his wife’s parents were killed during World War II for owning religious icons.

Courtesy of newser.com