I am getting married in TWO weeks!!!!

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I am getting married in TWO weeks to the love of my life! We are so in love it is almost nauseating. Almost. Still, I remember what it took to get here.   I remember the pain… Of being a wife abandoned. Of the daggers of rejection and fear for my future. My dream of having a family was shattered.   I would …

The Stages of Grief are a Myth

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The Stages of Grief are a Myth by Dee Roman   I’ll never forget the day I stood over my surrogate mother, staring at her bruised and lifeless body. Just hours before, I had picked her off the floor and helped her get back into bed, not realizing it was the last time I would see her alive.   She had …

I never want to go through this again…

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I have seen some hard years in my lifetime, but 2009 and 2010 were among the most painful and challenging years I have lived. I took the photo above on a particularly hard day.  When I saw my face after a really good crying session, I decided it was photo worthy. I keep it as a reminder of this very difficult …

Where is God?

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During the past three years, I have experienced some high highs, and low lows.  Life can be like that. From losing my marriage and my home and navigating single parenting, to experiencing God do a deep healing work in me and watching Him move in Treasures in a way that can only be Him. This season has required a heightened …

Hope Has Wings and Other Thoughts on Grief

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“I am still confident of this, I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” Psalms 27:13 I sat under the shade of the tree in my backyard on a beautiful spring day.  The sun and cloudless sky did not share my gloom.  A squirrel scurried gleefully along my fence on a mission to steal …

Important Announcement

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Dear Friends and Treasures Supporters, In the spirit of honesty, openness and integrity, I think it is important that I share something that has been going on in my personal life with you… About a year and a half ago, my husband and I separated and are now going through a divorce. From the beginning of this season of my …

Surrendering the Canvas: Understanding Sex Addiction

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40 million adults in the U.S. regularly visit pornographic websites and 1/3 of these visitors are women. The question is “Why, and what does it have to do with us?” What I am learning about sex addiction in its various forms is that it is about avoiding relational pain. Real relationships and intimacy force us to engage with people on …