Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On Being Unraveled . . . and Re-Knit Together


It was another time, another place, a bittersweet 24 hours that spun slowly out of control.

A messy meltdown, a toxic stew, really.  Irritation at uncontrollable circumstances boiled over as a torrent of ranting and raving nudged all common sense to the side.  Up on my imaginary soapbox I jumped with a long litany of deep disappointments loudly acknowledged and proclaimed with no holds barred.

I railed on endlessly, my husband a captive audience to all my bottled up frustrations overflowing unhindered.  He was seemingly stunned into silence.  And me?  Well, let's just say that this long time pastoral counselor, astonished at the intensity of her unbridled emotions, was ...

{Click right here to finish reading today's saga over at my Scottish friend Lesley's place as she celebrates 31 Days Of Kintsugi.}




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10 comments:

  1. Went there and read. So glad I never have meltdowns like that! (tongue firmly planted in cheek and sarcasm dripping). But also glad forgiveness was sought and given. Thanks Linda. nice to know that even counselors (as well as pastors) have those times when holding it together is not only hard but the last thing we want to do.

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    1. We're in good company, Bill. Pastors especially are way too often stuck on unrealistic pedestals, sometimes sadly of their own making. May we all give each other grace, even as we provide safe places for accountability.

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  2. It happens to all of us ... ... ... and it proves that you are human. Needing comfort, love and forgiveness ... as we all often do.

    God bless.

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    1. Human? Oh yeah, Victor. Without a doubt. Isn't God so good to keep on drawing us closer to Himself so we can become more and more like His dear Son?!

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  3. Oh, to have unraveled and reknit. How many times have we experienced that. That's a beautiful reminder.

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    1. So glad you're here, Lux ... weekend blessings to you!

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  4. Linda-how blessed you are to be able acknowledge your pain and to have a partner in life who will listen. It is an art to learn how to release the toxicity of this sinful world and it’s happenings but you are giving us a wonderful example of how to get to the other side where our Savior strengthens. And who wants a Counselor or a Pastor who can’t relate to human weakness and pain?

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    1. Ah, Carol, you of all people know us well enough to know how obnoxious my dear husband and I can be. And you love us all the same.

      I'm so grateful you remain in my life, such a faithful, dear friend and mentor.

      Miss you ...

      ;-{

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  5. Loved this, Linda. So glad He's strong enough to "delight in our cries for help." Love seeing you and Lesley teamed up. :) xoxo

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    1. It was so fun to hang out with Lesley and her people this week! Come to think of it, I should head over there right now and check out what's happening with that conversation!

      ;-}

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda