PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on PTSD. Part 4 addresses healing and recovery as it relates to accountability; self-image and self-esteem; learning to trust God; learning to trust others; connecting to self and others; letting go and grieving; intimacy with God; and deliverance. In case the video doesn’t show up onContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4”

Surprise Beginnings

For some reason, this reminds me of an ice cream cone. “Surpise Begnnings” was the title that came to me. What’s on my mind is the subject of breakthrough and small beginnings. I titled it “Surprise Beginnings” because sometimes we don’t even notice those small beginnings, but they are surprises from God meant to encourageContinue reading “Surprise Beginnings”

Recompense Dream

I had an odd dream about my father, but it wasn’t a bad dream. If you have heard or read my testimony, you will know that I suffered extreme sexual abuse, maybe even some would consider it torture, at the hands of my father as a child. He wasn’t all bad, though, and the abuseContinue reading “Recompense Dream”

Stamp of Approval

The art:  This was made with watercolor pencils, oil pastels, and tissue paper on September 15, 2022. Prize Ribbon: When I asked God about this one I immediately noticed the stamp in the center of the circle. I noticed also that the circle looks like a prize ribbon that awards people for good performance. IContinue reading “Stamp of Approval”

Never Give Up

This painting titled “Never Give Up” only took a day or two to finish. This is an example of what I call my “emotional landscape art.” Its art I make just for fun, or to de-stress, or express feelings with no particular objective in mind. These “emotional landscape” art pieces are made intuitively and spontaneously.Continue reading “Never Give Up”

Psalms 102 Ministries: PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series on PTSD. Part 3 will be on Sept 3, 2022. In this video I talk about the diagnostic features of PTSD according to the DSM 5. I also share my personal testimony of trauma and of recovering from PTSD to illustrate that no matter how severeContinue reading “Psalms 102 Ministries: PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 1”

Personal Updates

Missing in Action: Hi. Well, it’s been a while. Honestly, I have trouble managing all my accounts, but I did create this blog for a reason, and I do enjoy writing…so I need to get back into it. I’ve been slightly more active at my Creative Passages Facebook site, but I need to be moreContinue reading “Personal Updates”

Divine Order

About the art: I made two new collages yesterday and the day before when I did collage with my art therapy groups (the first one is above and the second one is below further down in the reading.) I needed to show the patients how to put the collage pieces on and how they couldContinue reading “Divine Order”

If I were a landscape

If I were a landscape, there would be a lot to take in; it might seem to be confusing at first and even a bit bewildering. There would be odd juxtapositions in the landscape; things you wouldn’t expect to go together and even contradictions. There would be a complex cityscape intermingled with a vast expanseContinue reading “If I were a landscape”