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  • Having a hard time

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    I sat down and read my divorce papers this morning after DH left for work. Since we had a prenup, I wasn’t surprised by anything except for one thing. The papers request that my name be changed back to my maiden name. I’m having a hard time...
  • Served

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    Well, it happened. I was served papers this evening. One of my closest friends texted me this morning and asked if I wanted to meet her for dinner. I told her I didn’t get served last night and that I might need to stay around the house. I texted...
  • One more day

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    I was not served divorce papers today by a process server like DH thought I was going to be. God in His infinite and sovereign wisdom has protected my marriage for one more day.
  • Hope.....

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    Tonight at Bible Study, Romans 8:18 was our memory verse: “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” I am so thankful that my hope is in Jesus.
  • The other woman....

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    This is very long!........... I’m still around after a three week break from journaling. I quite honestly have been at a loss for words, struggling with my thoughts and emotions. I came to the realization that there had been another woman in my...
  • R4D33 Things don’t always turn out as planned

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    This is the dare where I am supposed to tell DH that I am going to include him/his input in my plans. I knew when I read the dare that this included telling him about the flooring situation in my old house, how it is still backordered. So tonight, I told...
  • R4D32 Love is a choice.

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    Today’s dare was exceedingly difficult for me. Earlier this evening, I walked down the hall to hear my DH and his daughter on the phone (speakerphone) discussing what type of dog he should get. Oh how painful that was to hear. I felt like it was...
  • R4D31 I am not alone

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    2017 was the worst and the best year of my life. Worst because the man I love declared his desire for a divorce. Best because of the realization of the depth of my Christian friendships and the support I have, and the growth I have experienced through...
  • R4D30 The real source of division

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    Division. God revealed it clearly to me this morning as I was in my devotional time. One of the reference passages in my devotional was 1 John 4:8 - " The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love." The Message says it this...
  • R4D29 At least he responded....

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    DH left this morning to go hunting. As part of today's dare, I was supposed to say "I love you". I didn't get it said before he got into his brother's truck. He called me tonight as he was going to bed. I didn't get it said then...
  • R4D28 Sacrificing feelings

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    Sacrifice. I sacrificed my own feelings today. I am not sure if this met the requirements of the dare or not, since I was supposed to sacrifice something for DH. I was so upset over the remodeling difficulties (see my last journal entry). I was angry...
  • Remodeling woes

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    When DH initially told me back in June that he wants a divorce, I made no preparation to have anywhere to move out to. In October, when he told me that he had given it a few months and that his decision was final, I started making preparations to have...
  • R4D27. Struggling

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    After completing 3 rounds, I am finding it difficult to do some of these dares again. I have considered in past rounds the various ways that I placed unrealistic expectations on DH - I expected him to do things the way I would want them done/do them....
  • R4D26 Thankful for forgiveness

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    Love is responsible for admitting wrongdoing and asking for forgiveness. I have prayed through my areas of wrongdoing - pride, selfishness, controlling behavior, disrespect, and unrealistic expectations. God has revealed each one of these during this...
  • Christmas blessings

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    A long post tonight....The last 3 days have been a whirlwind. It was good to get home from my sister’s house, and I am glad I got some rest while I was there! After the long drive home Friday, DH wanted to do some last minute shopping that evening...
  • R4D25 Forgiven

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    I resolved a long time ago to forgive DH. As DH continues to steadily pursue a divorce, God has enabled me to continue to forgive. I am so grateful that I have been able to experience God’s forgiveness of me, and pass that forgiveness along. It...
  • R4D24 All I need is Love

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    Today’s dare directed me to focus on thanking God that He and what He provides can satisfy me and meet all of my needs. This is the third message that has come through to me loud and clear from God this week. The first was that I am to be thankful...
  • R4D23 Love protects

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    Love protects. There was a time in our marriage when I failed to protect it from unrealistic expectations. When my expectations weren’t met, I did not deal with it in a healthy way. I unfortunately spent a lot of time in the Depreciation Room. I...
  • R4D22 It’s all about me!

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    I was able to spend almost 4 hours studying God’s word and praying this morning. I pulled out two different books that I brought with me, one is a 365 day devotional, and another is a 31 day book of daily prayers. God had a message for me today...
  • R4D20 & 21 Time to lead the heart again

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    I am combining my journal entries for yesterday and today’s dares. I was too sleepy last night when I got to my sisters house to journal. Day 20 says that love is Jesus Christ. And it dares us to trust what God is saying through his word. I was...
  • The tears just flow

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    I am having such a hard time this morning. DH has gone hunting every single weekend since hunting season opened, and every single Saturday morning , he has communicated with me. Nothing this morning. I sent him my usual good morning text a couple of hours...
  • R4D19 All is possible with God

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    Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. As I look back at the many dares that I have completed, I know that the only way that I have completed the ones I have done is through the power of the Spirit working in me. When I haven’t done one...
  • R4D18 God is able

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    DH and I had a pleasant dinner this evening. I cooked one of his very favorite things that we hardly ever eat - macaroni and cheese. There wasn't a whole lot of conversation but we talked a little more this evening about dinner plans for Christmas...
  • R4D17 Keeping secrets can be hard!

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    This morning, DH asked me to make a deposit for him at the bank. In the three years we have been married, he has never asked me to do that. He always runs by the bank when he needs to on his way home from work. He gets off at 3:30 , and the bank closes...
  • R4D16 Christian life is a struggle

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    I find myself still praying for the same things that I wrote down during round 1 of this dare. I suppose in a way that's good - it reminds me of Jesus in Luke 11 telling the story about the persistent friend in the middle of the night. But it has...
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