Love Series Day#8 Part 1: the prison of selfishness

By Monica C. Voskamp Selfishness. This has been the hardest aspect of love thus far. What I've uncovered I wish to deny, hence, I've stalled on this post! Selfishness revolves around ONE world, the person themselves. Think about it. That holds heavy implications for a person's value. It means your value is a shifting one, [...]

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The Love Chase: Paused here, Afraid.

By Monica C. Voskamp I do so much to silence this deep ache inside. I deny. I run. I hide. I ignore the jagged lines in my soul, Bleeding out dark pain untold. I don’t want to face this pain in me. I don’t want it’s dark misery. My stomach curls. I feel it’s weight. [...]

Love through the eyes of a silly old bear (Pooh Bear)

By Monica C. Voskamp How is it the magical moments of Disney stir up so much emotion and connection? I was watching the movie "Christopher Robin" only a few minutes and I was already tearing up.  Yes. I got *smudged* mascara from a Disney movie! And a very slow moving one at that. Maybe though, [...]

Love Series Day#7: Honor Redefined.

By Monica C. Voskamp                                                                                                                                                                    I'm looking at something a little beyond me: honor.  I have mixed feelings: I'm confused and conflicted. I'm like this princess. I'm confused even though I'm dressed in beautiful colors and crowned with gold. I should feel honored, but inside I churn with confusion.                                                                                                                                                                    I'm confused because what I've [...]

Love Series Day# 6: The Thief of Pride.

By Monica C. Voskamp Pride.  It's been difficult to broach this subject. After a few reluctant draft writings (I did NOT want to write on pride!), I uncovered some essentials in differentiating pride from love. 1. Pride resists. Boy does it ever. Pride stops me from saying (point blank):  I'm sorry. I was wrong. I [...]

Day #5 Love Series: the Ground Beneath.

By Monica C. Voskamp Goals. Nothing wrong with them specifically. Achievements. Relationships. Jobs.  Families. Faith. Those are part of our lives, and a good part. What is the wrong in them, then? When we place our value, our defining and our grounding in the things & people of life, this is the error. How does [...]

Day #4 Love Series: the Gift in your Hands.

By Monica C. Voskamp Love is not jealous. We all want a fairy tale life. Or at least I like the sound of it. 🙂 I loved Disney movies, still do. There's something so sweet as all the ugly turning around to joyous beauty. Maybe thats the plot of our lives too, all the messy, [...]