My 8 Most Vulnerable Posts * 2016

mmm ... 

Do I share the posts that got the most hits?  Or the ones that sparked the biggest discussions?

Nah.  Numbers don't say it all. 

How 'bout what saved my life in 2016?  {Here's what did it in 2015.}

Maybe we'll go there next week.

These are the out-on-a-limb posts.  

Complex relationship realities.  The wear and tear of the daily grind.  Demanding crossroads that have forever altered my own personal landscape.

I've discovered that God specializes in comforting and redeeming and growing us right in the midst of our stuff.  That He invites us to lean hard into Him while our hearts our tender or fragile, to learn important lessons that we never would have if we had only sat around with our feet up over on easy street.

I'm guessing that you'll find some 'ah, you, too?' moments amidst the somewhat vulnerable offerings below, listed in the order they were published.  And I'm praying that you'll discover generous portions of hope and grace as you realize you're not at all alone as you navigate loss ... relationships ... illness ... politics ... depression ... marriage ... life balance.

Out on a limb.  That's where the best fruit is.

destructive bugaboos to steer clear of 

we're not talking about entertaining

a letter to my dad a few years before he died

a low level neglect became my reality

a friend saved my life, literally

there's no simple magic formula

musings 3 days after surgery

confessions of a political junkie


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God {2 Corinthians 1:3-4}.


feel free to leave a link to your most vulnerable post 
& what prompted you to share your story



a great big thanks to those who've been so generously sharing
what's happening here on your facebook pages
i'm forever grateful.  truly.



visiting with LeighHolley & Brenda