We make choices every day. A choice is defined as a decision to choose one thing, person, or course of action in preference to others. We know in our hearts the right thing to do. Yes we do, but it is so tempting to do the opposite because it sounds like so much more fun.
Chapter 1-MeetingMeeting Myself, Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind and Chapter 1- The Pregnant Pause of Grief are now here on line for you to read and enjoy for free! Just check the page links above. Read, enjoy and then tell me what you think.
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Brenda J Wood
When I wrote “Meeting Myself, Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind,” I had to paw through tons of mind garbage that I would rather not have revisited. Some days I felt like Paul in a Roman prison, waist deep in a sewer. Truths I never wanted to see again surfaced into sight from a boiling pool of oil. Thankfully that oil changed from the type that made me cry ‘burn me into ashes, erase all these memories,’ into the healing balm of the Holy Spirit.
The book helped me clean out my personal junk storage and readers say it’s helping them with their own abuse/eating issues.
Yet I still wonder about the mind of the abuser. I ask myself if they care that they left a shattered person behind them. Surely if they did they would never abuse. Would they? It is said that abusers have themselves been abused. If they met that pain, endured that horror, surely they would not want to inflict it on another. Would they?
The Bible gives fair warning to all who abuse. Oh yes it does. Check out Matthew 18:6-7.
“But if you give them a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t. You’d be better off dropped in the middle of the lake with a millstone around your neck. Doom to the world for giving these God-believing children a hard time! Hard times are inevitable, but you don’t have to make it worse—and it’s doomsday to you if you do (MSG)
A millstone is one of two massive circular stones used to grind grain in a mill. You can see one at any farming museum. Picture a person with their head through the center of that. God takes child abuse seriously.
Yet we, the abused, remain shattered. Or do we? Not if we receive the healing offered through the Christ. Not if we let our minds be renewed and declare our bodies as God’s.
What has God called you to face that seems unendurable? Whatever it is, God’s Holy Spirit will get you through it.
Prayer: Lord, give us, the abused children of your world, your grace, healing and peace. Grant a sensible mind to those who abuse so that they might be willing to walk a new life that no longer includes an attack on the powerless. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
Every author wonders if readers will get the message. Pure joy floods our heart when they do…
My Dear Friend Lynn just read Meeting Myself, Snippetsfrom a BInging and Bulging Mind. Here are her thoughts. I’d love to read yours as well.
Hey Lady!!! Read your amazing book, cover to cover when I got home and have been trying since then to find a way to express my multitude of emotions. First I want to tell you how brave I think you are to be willing to share your journey. My heart aches for the child you were and the adult that you became as a result of the abuse you suffered. I cannot imagine the strength it took for you to survive the pain you must have felt. I remain in awe of your faith and the courage it must have taken to let go of your pain and anger. The testimony this book provides must surely be a blessing to everyone who has the privilege to read it. Thank you for sharing it with me.
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I am blessed to have comments from award winning authors, Nikki Rosen and Michael Bull Roberts on the back of the book!
Meeting Myself will soon be available in several types of E books as well!!!