Thank you for visiting my blog. My purpose is to live into a vibrant life of faith, love and understanding offered through my experiences and love of God. There are many reasons why I should have turned away from my faith because of years of spiritual and emotional abuse. It has taken me many hours of reflection, research and prayers to be free from the rules and expectations of what my parents, friends and faithful churchgoers believe about what it takes to be a Christian. When I let go of all of my feelings of unworthiness and the need for perfection, I discovered what God means to me. God loves me for me and not because of anything I do. Once I accepted the free gift of God’s love and mercy my heart changed from fear of God’s wrath and punishment to embracing that God created me with all of my flaws, which can be so disheartening. BUT, God also created me with a bunch of energy, quick wit, and a heart for the hurting. I am not a surprise or a disappointment to God and I am pretty sure my picture is on the Holy refrigerator. My prayer is that you find God for your own sake and let go of what others think and feel. Because of God’s grace I want to go to worship and sing praises. Because of God’s mercy, I want to serve others. Because of God’s love, the words I write can offer the faithful healing of Holy Spirit to those who are hurting and are in need of the love of Christ.
God’s peace to you.
Denise is an independent woman, a mom to 2 lovely strong daughters, Sara and Kelly, a mother-in-law to Ryan, and "Nonna" to 2 beautiful sweet grand daughters, Chloe and Finley.