Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

I believe often that people who judge other people are just distracting (or attempting to distract) their psyche from their own self-judgment, self-loathing, and self-hate. Learning to love, accept and forgive others must first follow learning to love, accept and forgive ourselves.  ❤️Ann #selflove #judgingothers #judgingourselves #love

An update for those of you following my (processed) sugar-free journey: Yesterday was a special day as days go… it was my 18th Wedding Anniversary. To celebrate my hubby and I went out to eat at Outback Steakhouse and had a wonderful meal! I had a huge slab of beef, a baked potato with extra …

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  People cannot give you what they do not have. At times it isn’t that our expectations for others are too high, too demanding or out of line with what we deserve… it is that the one we expect it from does not have it to give. Many things can contribute to this sad truth …

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 Don’t be fooled by others tough exteriors… often the most vulnerable and wounded try to protect themselves by covering up their pain with a cloak of false confidence and strength. Sometimes those who appear the strongest are actually the weakest and those that seem the most self-assured are filled with the biggest doubts.  Love …

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So what, you messed up? You say you feel like a filthy piece of garbage at the bottom of a dumpster in the back alley behind a sleazy bar? You feel like a loser? You feel like trash? Before you throw away the rest of your life… before you give up on your future… before …

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When we can’t do it all on our own, we then can admit we need each other. We need each other for forgiveness… for strength… for encouragement… for help… for healing… and to share the burdens and joys of our life journey. We were not created to be autonomous but to live in life’s Garden …

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When people treat you poorly and you wonder what to do: choose love. Love forgives, love is patient, love is kind. Love is humble and hopeful. When people treat you poorly it’s most often not about you but it is about their fears, their weaknesses and their darkness. The last thing love does is take …

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One of the greatest gifts you can EVER give is to be someone’s “Safe Place”. Be the person that will always: Love not judge, Encourage not criticize, Forgive not condemn, Listen not Preach, Empathize not sympathize. If you have nothing material to give to another this Holiday Season or if those that you care about …

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We carry our guilt on our backs…the burden of this heavy load growing heavier and heavier as our transgressions accumulate on life’s journey. We’ve all messed up, made mistakes big & small, caused pain or what the “churchy” people call sinned, and we often use these mistakes as weapons to continue to perpetuate pain. We …

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We carry our guilt on our backs…the burden of this heavy load growing heavier and heavier as our transgressions accumulate on life’s journey. We’ve all messed up, made mistakes big & small, caused pain or what the “churchy” people call sinned, and we often use these mistakes as weapons to continue to perpetuate pain. We …

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