Welcome to Dipping Into the Heart – Rising From the Ashes!
Hi! I’m Joanna Lynn. Thanks for visiting. This is a place where you can go on a journey to find who you were created to be and hear what God thinks about you (spoiler – He loves you more than you could ever imagine). It is a journey I am taking as well. I would love for you to join me!
This blog is for anyone, but especially for those who come from a place of abuse or still suffer the ongoing negative “tape recordings” that someone spoke into your life. I write from a Christian worldview because I am nothing without Jesus. He is the One Who has sustained me through everything and allowed me to still have joy in my life everyday.
Who am I?
I am a single mom of two teenage boys. They make me laugh and I can’t imagine life without them. They are the beautiful outcome of my marriage. It definitely wasn’t my plan to be a single mom, but after my husband committed suicide, I had no choice.
I come from a lifetime of abuse from different people throughout my life, but that’s not who I am. I am a lady who loves the seemingly small things in life and count them as blessings (for example, I just saved a bee from a spider web in my basement by catching him in a bowl and setting him free outside). I love to see humor in life, slip into a fictional place through a book or movie, be with friends and walk (especially on a beach).
Why the blog?
After my husband’s suicide, I was in a very dark place. My world fell apart and I could finally see that I had never really been whole. I was only the person I needed to be to protect myself from the ongoing abuse. I needed to work through what I was trying to come to terms with, but I needed to do it in a way that would also look to the positives and what could be.
I write about finding out what it means to truly live as I go through life and what others have taught me – everything from single parenting, valuable lessons learned through the trials and abuse and how the abusive words were so against what God says about us. There are some quirky pieces thrown in about the world and my sometimes not so conventional way of thinking. I’m still growing the blog, so I’m sure there’s more to come. My favorite part, right now, is a series called “Words of Hope” where I can speak positive words to all that read it.
A Safe Place
This is a safe place for those who visit. I monitor the comments so abusive comments can’t be made towards anyone.
Speak your mind, share your story and come along with me on my journey to freedom while also going through your own journey. It is so much better to walk the path with others. Abuse is all about isolation. That’s not a way you have to live anymore.
Subscribe to my blog and I’ll send you a personalized “Love Letter From God” (written from verses from the bible, which are also included at the bottom of the letter). It may take a few days to e-mail it to you depending on the day, but it’s a letter God gave to me to write and it’s what He truly feels about you.
~ Joanna Lynn