The human mind will not be confined to any limits. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Once you’ve tasted freedom, why put yourself in bondage? I ask myself this question from time to time. I did this very thing. When you know better, how do you conform to the limits, I mean standards, set before you, while maintaining the liberty that you know exists?

I feel like such a hypocrite.

I remind my kids who are now struggling within themselves and each other concerning the standards, where I stand. I uphold them because I am in leadership and this was what was set before me. In my heart, I believe we are missing it! If we focus on what a person does or doesn’t wear. The outward appearance… There’s so much more to God and doing his work than that!

I have asked each of them to seek God for themselves, search the Word for themselves, pray about it for themselves, then let’s regroup and chat. The only help I will give is to guide for certain scriptures I know.

One finds limits by pushing them. Herbert A. Simon

I don’t know what will become of this journey my children are now on. I don’t want to influence them one way or another, and I pray that I accept whatever they decide.

As for me, I suppose I have my own things to figure out. Writing this post, it became evident to me, perhaps this isn’t the home I expected it to be. But then, maybe I’ve known that all along. It’s where my family is. It’s important for the kids, I think. There really are so many positives…

Obstacles are made to be defeated.

When I left the last place, I needed to leave. Looking back, I can see how the only way I could truly forgive was to put some distance between them and me. I have even found it in my heart to forgive the one that I nearly allowed to steal everything from me.

I wanted to walk away, throw in the towel, give up everything. My joy seemed lost, I felt victimized again. I wouldn’t admit to anyone how low I had sunk. I hid my true emotions behind a smile or worse, fury. All the while I was secretly dying.

So, here I find myself, facing another battle. If this is the battle I must face. So be it. Someone once said, “If He brought you to it, He’ll get you through it.” I choose to believe that.

*Original Photo & Quotes without names are mine 😊


  1. True. The journey never ends until your last breath on this earth. Always more obstacles to encounter and defeat. Always different areas to stretch your faith in. And then always new areas that are revealed to you to Praise God for.
    Good points you’ve. shared which shows splurts of growth and wisdom on your part❤

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  2. I like to think of it this way – because you know you have the liberty, you are exercising your free choice to submit to the leadership under which you’ve been placed for this season. Your kids have a strong foundation and an excellent example in you, and they know how to seek God. He will lead them into the path He has designed for each of them. It is well!

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