When the Weight of the World is On your Back, just keep going.

Woody is here to encourage you. When you feel like the weight of the world is on your back, just keep going. Don’t stress about it. Keep moving forward, and watch the weight fall right off. Happy Monday, wounded doves! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now YOUTUBE! Come by and say hi!

Dark of Depression Square

Today is my birthday. It’s not a milestone birthday, just one of those in between ones that reminds me that I’m getting closer to 40, but there’s no reason to get all excited about it. I’m not afraid of getting older. My age has never been a sensitive thing for me, because age is just a number. I honestly don’t feel much older than twenty-five. This birthday I have so much to celebrate. This is one of the best times… Read more »

How to Have a Better Marriage @charitylcraig

I don’t know why or how I ever got this expectation as to what my Christian husband needs to be. For so long, I had these expectations as to how Matt should be leading our home: He needed to be always reading his Bible, he needed to be excited about going to church and small groups, he needed to be praying everyday, and talking to our children about the things of the heart, and when he didn’t fulfill those expectations, I’d tremble in… Read more »

Why 50 Shades of Grey is Not About the Sex

The desire is a rushing river carving through the cavern of our hearts. The passion burns with such an intensity that for most of us its the driving force behind our very existence here on earth. It calls to us. The unfulfilled longing will leave us in a broken, desperate, and lonely place. The desire of all humanity is to be loved intimately without shame. With a desperation we need to know that we aren’t some cosmic mistake, but that we belong… Read more »

Revell Books

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. As soon as I read the title, It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are: Life Lessons from Winners, Pat Williams had my attention. In my life journey, I’m learning that my worth has nothing to do with who I know or what I’ve done or will do. My worth lies within me. Since, I had never heard of the… Read more »

Meet my needs square

It’s just three days away, our favorite — not so favorite — holiday. One of our greatest longings is to be loved intimately without shame, but sometimes we wonder is that even possible? We want to love Valentine’s Day, because we want to be swept off our feet by our Prince Charming. We want that fairy tale story with dozens of roses, chocolates, foot massages and bubble baths, but what if the man we married doesn’t meet our needs? Or what if… Posted by & filed under Chai with Charity, I Am Loved. This post has no comments yet.

You Almost Died - Melissa Hawks @charitylcraig

Most of you know my story and that my marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair, but more than my marriage’s beautiful reconciliation, I discovered Love’s great delight in me, and personal freedom from a lifetime of wounds. I started this blog to share my story as a wounded dove who found freedom, but more than anything I want this to be a place where all wounded doves can find hope in their own journey to personal freedom. For quite… Read more »

I am Afraid @charitylcraig

There are two forces in the world — fear and Love. Fear is the absence of Love. We all struggle with fear: fear of insecurities, fear of not being good enough, fear of rejection, fear of being alone, fear of not pleasing God, fear of not being in God’s will. We all understand the power of fear, and struggle with these fears everyday of our life. Even today, it’s taken me most of the day to get up the courage… Read more »

Why I Stopped Praying @charitylcraig #prayer #God #faith

Pray. Pray. PRAY! If you’re a Christian, prayer is the foundation of your faith. It’s how we talk to God, it’s one of the most important things we can do, except I hate praying. I always have. Don’t get me wrong, I want to love praying, I want to enjoy talking to God, but most of the time I feel like I have a better relationship with my popcorn ceiling than I do with the Almighty. “One week without prayer… Read more »