To the Meanie in the Comments Section

Hello from Ohio!!

I snuck away for a couple days to visit my family! And I’m having so much fun with my little nephews! They are just as cute as two bugs in a rug!

I wanted to just say…last week, a commenter said something that I need to respond to:

“Your prior self inflicted illness has probably given you some sort of brain damage. Seriously. Go. Get. Help. And seek counseling. Your parents did you a disservice in your rearing, girl.”

I have since deleted it.

And typically I would just let a nasty comment slide. But if you bring my dear parents into it….

So I need to clarify:

a) This “self inflicted illness” made me who I am today. I am a strong woman. I have grown a depth in my soul that only comes from the recognition that I am nothing without God. And honestly, I wouldn’t trade those lessons I had to learn the hard way for anything because I am the woman standing in front of you because of that season of fire.

And b) Yes. I did get help. I went to an inpatient treatment facility for three months, where I witnessed things and heard stories that broke my heart: stories of abuse, witnessed drug detox, girls who had been enslaved to anorexia for 40+ years. I got help and am by the grace of God am healed. And now, I’ve dedicated my life to helping others walking similar paths.

So if you ask me, I think my parents did one hell of a job in rearing me. They have fiercely loved me through the darkest of days, and never gave up on me. Thank you for your feedback, but I’ll take their incredible support, love and guidance any day of the week.

Thank you to those who stuck up for me in the comments. I am grateful for such wonderful people in my corner.

And just for the record, over coming an eating disorder does not make you any less of a person. You are not broken. You are a warrior and never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going out to dinner with my biggest supporters and role models in my life: my parents.

See you Wednesday for a delicious recipe!

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145 responses to “To the Meanie in the Comments Section”

    • Oh my gosh Mauriel! that is SO EXCITING!!!! i will absolutely be keeping you close in prayer! this is such a beautiful journey, blessings! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    • That is simply beautiful, Mauriel! I have added you to my prayer list! May your joy continue to grow & strengthen as you immerse yourself more & more in our One Holy Apostolic Faith!! Huge hugs and many blessings to you!! 💕

    • Thank you so much! Amen to that – our past is but a blip on the radar, and shape us into the people God made us to be! glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much. If it was just about me, I wouldn’t respond, but if you say something mean about my mother and father, i have to defend them. thanks for having my back! Hugs and love xox

  1. Yes girl! Blows my mind how anyone could even think, write, or say something of that nature to you. You are an INCREDIBLE woman; clearly have INCREDIBLE parents. The fact is, we can have the best parenting and still take paths that are self destructive; but you are right in that your recovery speaks volumes of your parents. Thank you for being willing to write and put yourself out there like you do, at the risk of mean, negative, comments. It really takes courage. And you do it beautifully with so much grace. 😘

    • thank you so much! oh my gosh you are kind to say that. My parents really are the salt of the earth! And if it was just something about me, i would let it go, but if something negative (and false) is said about my parents, i have to defend them! you’re right about that – they have been by my side loving me and encouraging me every step of the way. they are amazing. thank you for such generous words. Hugs and love xox

  2. I’m sorry you had to dedicate a blog post to that person and give energy to it. I read you blog regularly, and although I don’t always agree with some of your posts, that’s on me. We are both adults with differences of opinion. Amen! My parents raised me to know that we all have our own beliefs, and if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it. That is respecting another. This person clearly subscribed to the school of thought that a dissenting opinion is wrong. That is an unfortunate way to think. Keep writing what you feel and believe to be right, that is what makes you authentic. 🙏🏻❤️

    • Thank you Judith – I agree, I didn’t know if I should publish this, and give this person the energy or the satisfaction of a response. and if it had just been directed towards me, i would have just let it go — like i let all negative personal comments go. but this person brought my dear mom and dad into it, and so i had to defend them. Amen to that – sounds like you had awesome parents too! I agree – respect goes a long way, regardless of whether you agree on something or not – respect is a blanket dignity that every single person deserves! thanks again for your kind words. Hugs and love xox

  3. Wow such an ignorant comment who likely knows nothing about eating disorders. I’m sorry you had someone attack you on your blog. This should be your safe place where you can find support.

    • thank you Ang for having my back and for your kind words. Yes – I agree. I’d typically let it go, but if you speak negatively about my dear mom and dad…i have to defend them! so glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

    • aw, thank you my friend. I appreciate all ten thousand of them!! right back atcha! Hugs and love x 10,000 xox

  4. I am so sorry you had to be subjected to what can only be described as verbal abuse. The truth is that hurting people go around hurting other people. We have to realize that is a hurting person on the other end of their abusive comment. They have no idea how much courage it took to overcome all that you had to overcome. The enemy is simply trying to use this person to shame you into silence, to break your resolve to help others and to cause you to fail in some way. Little did he know that he was dealing with a true warrior in Christ. So proud of you. You have flipped the tables around and turned his attack into a post! Ha ha devil, you messed with the wrong girl! 🙂

    • Thank you so much M for your kind words. Yeah, it was definitely not a nice thing to say – and i would normally let it slide if it was just about me, but if slander is directed towards my parents, i have to defend their honor. You’re right – the enemy is on the prowl, but Praise God that Christ already overcame the world! Thank you for your support and for having my back! Hugs and love xox

    • Hi Kenneth! thank you for this great thought – there is a way to block, yes – which i have thought about. but on the same token, perhaps the Good News is exactly what this person needs in their life. What do you think I should do? Hugs and love xox

      • Send them the link to your ‘My Story’ video if you still have their name etc and suggest they watch it. If you are talking of blocking it’s a case of how much the comment hurt you. I know if someone took the same line with a comment regarding either my cerebral palsy or epilesy I would be hurt. hope that’s helpful. xxx

  5. Obviously, not only was this person vastly uninformed concerning you, your heart, your struggles, but this person is without Jesus. This person needs prayer on many levels, but mostly, to know the gracious Saviour. God’s grip, sweetie. – Alan

    • Thank you so much Alan for your kind words. I agree – they need Jesus, and I will certainly pray for them! God’s grip indeed. Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

  6. Wow I missed that one. I would have joined in and told him that hes decades late with that. And really if he was going to be rude about it why bother say it at all. It’s no way to even speak to someone like that.

    It’s funny because on YouTube some guys running a channel will pin the negative comment (usually it’s one every once in awhile) and the viewers will see it and tear into that guy.

    It was a car repair video and the guy was like “I was watching you try to crank this thing for 30 minutes before you figured out the starter was bad, I’m unsubscribing”. Missed out on that one too but the YouTuber had a live video having a laugh over the amount of comments of people trolling the guy.

    Sometimes you just gotta find the positives in the negatives and it shows you how people really have your back. That wasn’t cool though about what this guy said about you and its obvious he doesnt really know what hes talking about. Either way people like that need help themselves.

    But it’s also a reminder on how far you have got in life and great things are on the way.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and for having my back. You’re right – we’ve always gotta seek the silver lining!!! 🙂 i appreciate you 🙂 big hugs xox

  7. bullies will always be bullies, and those who are of God, often have to suffer, when they say something evil minded, remember, the promise of Jesus, every useless word they use will be used against them, and given that the signs today point to divine intervention, I’d smile if I were you, they hated you for no reason at all, which only makes the bullies, total losers where it matters, amen

    • You’re right about that – we’ve got to just remember the promise of Jesus! amen! thank you for your kind words. Hugs and love xox

  8. What an IGNORAMUS to speak so unnecessarily to anyone’s post dealing with ANY ISSUE they have OVERCOME. Obviously, the person who wrote the nasty comment is in need of their own type of INTERVENTION to OVERCOME their such an ugly, prideful mindset. I pray they will allow God to do some healing work on their heart, mind, and soul because they obviously are suffering internally!

    • thank you Ms. Wanda for your kind words and for having my back! yes – i will join you in that prayer. there is power in prayer, and in situations like that you’ve just got to hand it all over to Jesus! Hugs and love xox

  9. It is heartbreaking to me that people have to be mean. Maybe that helps them feel better about themselves. The meanie is reflection of the world we are living in and how it just seems to get worse. I am so proud of you for overcoming your illness, for wanting to help others, and for speaking up about controversial issues. May God bless you for being a shining light for His kingdom. ✝️❤️🙌

    • Hi Bridget thank you so much for your kind words and for having my back. you’re right about that – it’s a sign of the times. thank you for such encouraging words. God is good! Hugs and love xox

  10. Love this!! So sorry you had to deal with that. God bless you and your parents. I love your blog and am inspired by your strength. Keep writing and keep sharing your story!!❤

    • Thank you so much Jennifer for your kind words and for having my back! I’m seriously so touched! big hugs to you xox

  11. The important thing is that God gave you supportive parents and the will to live a good life. Possibly the one who made that unkind comment has issues that stem from a dysfunctional childhood and it is a cry for help for themselves. We need to pray for such people as their comments reveal something is missing from their life only Jesus can fill.

    • Hi Ian! Thank you so much for this wonderfully kind comment. you’re right – GOd blessed me so much in giving me my parents. And amen – we need to pray for this person and others like them! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much Bernard! I appreciate that, i really am having a wonderful time! Hugs and love xox

  12. Caralyn, I missed that mean comment. It’s too easy to take shots from the cheap seats. In fact, I wrote some about that last Sunday. You know I’m in your corner, but I’ll say it again. I’ve been so pleased to watch your progress over the years from writing in complete anonymity to now.

    My sisters and I were raised by the same parents. You know about my younger sister who died recently. My older sister, well, let’s just say her youngest son asked family friends to take him in so he wouldn’t have to live with her any more. She came to my mom’s funeral from out of town and spread rumors at my church that I abandoned my mom in the last year of her life.

    Then there’s me. I don’t know why my wife and daughters still love me and talk to me other than God gave me a break. My point is, parenting isn’t always the determining factor in a person’s life. Sometimes shit just happens. People go off the rails, and their parents had nothing to do with it. You turn right or left and then,…

    So Mr. Cheap Seats obviously isn’t a parent. Or hasn’t been one long enough to know what it’s really about. Either way, delete him and forget about it. You’ve got 40,000+ who get you. Including me!

    • Hey Jeff, thanks for such kind words, my friend. it really means a lot. oh gosh, i am so sorry to hear that you had to field those rumors. Gosh, especially between family members, that can be incredibly hurtful. I’m really sorry that you had to go through that. But you’re right about that – God has blessed us both with the people in our lives. It is a blessing beyond measure. And as they say, God is love, and the people He put in our lives are there for us to do just that 🙂 Thanks again for always believing in me and being in my corner. you’re a great friend and i’m grateful for you! hugs to you and your girls. xox

      • Thank you or your support, Caralyn. I really enjoyed our call the other day and the opportunity to share with you my younger sister’s ultimate victory with Jesus!! As you consider fall dates for CTK, let’s plan for sometime after Labor Day. Vacations will be over and you’ll get better attendance. Hugs back to you!!

  13. Well said. I think I inhaled sharply when I read those mean, disturbing comments. It was beyond the beyond. It was hard to understand that much vitriol. He/she later told me I was a self-hating person who looked like a man wearing a wig, and then I wondered, is this an adolescent? Other than one extremely mean girl in college, I haven’t seen that level of immature mean since junior high/high school. It was clearly attention-seeking. And I debated offering empathy to this person, because I think much of what came out of his/her mouth is projection, and I felt as though he/she truly is experiencing self-hatred. No doubt he/she is lost, to have such vile views of children. Are they sorry they were born? Were they made to feel like a mistake? Just some thoughts than ran through my mind as I processed the level of vitriol. Regardless, it is up to him/her to heal the hurt, and not use it as a reason to tear others down.

    • Thank you PJ – I did the same, I honestly couldn’t believe that someone would say something so hurtful like that. it is bewildering to me. oh gosh, i’m so sorry that you had to receive such ugly words! oh my gosh, i am so sorry. you’re right – hurting people hurt people. sounds like they need prayer. so glad you stopped by. thanks for the encouragement. Hugs and love xox

    • so very very true my friend. thanks for stopping by, and for that great reminder! Hugs and love xox

  14. Yes ma’am, your parents have done a wonderful job in raising, as well as helping and guiding you. You are a strong lady as well as a warrior for good and your cause. We are proud of you and support you.

    • thank you so much HJ for having my back and for the kind words. Amen to that – i think my parents are the cat’s pajamas! haha Thanks for your generous affirmations. Hugs and love xox

  15. Thank you for your testimony, and for sharing the lessons you’ve learned from your experience. As I recall from the Gospels, people mocked Christ when he was on the Cross, but look at what came from his suffering. Thanks also for your very classy response to person who . . . well, let’s just say was behaving in a less than classy way.

    • Hi friend! thank you so much for your kind words of support. You’re so right about that – there is nothing we will endure that Christ hasn’t already endured and overcome! what a powerful reminder! Hugs and love xox

  16. I missed the comment, but praise to you for standing up to the bully. I love the great things social media gives us, but unfortunately it gives a few sad people the anonymity they’re looking for to spout hatred. Two people can disagree on a topic . . . but when one resorts to horrible, hate-filled comments, it’s just wrong. Like I wrote, praise to you for standing up for your parents and you!

  17. it takes guts to bring a comment like that up on your website, Caralyn. Some people are so full of hate, it’s so sad. Honestly, I think your parents are very good parents, and I’ve never met them! Be well. 🙏🏻❤️😎

  18. BBB, take care to make sure you revere this person as they are due. Not often do we find anyone so brilliant and insightful to be able to make a Psychological, Sociological, Physical and Medical diagnosis by reading an article written by someone who would not recognize you if you entered his abode and sat on his lap. People like this are to be pitied. They are usually, as reported in many studies, all alone in the world with little to show for a pathetic life who can only find success in tearing others down to their level. We do know this is not a person of God because Godly people don’t act that way. In John 10:10, Jesus tells us “10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” The statements he made toward you fall right in all three of those categories. He is trying to steal your position, steal your peace and joy, he is trying to kill your attitude as well as your reputation and he is trying to destroy your BLOG and ministry. As much hate that he shows can only come from the pits of Hell itself. Anyone with that much hate truly needs our prayers. God. Put on your Canvass Back and let his comments roll off of you like water off a Duck’s back. God Bless you in all you do. Keep it up. Maranatha!

  19. There will always be someone the enemy uses to take us down. Way to go standing firm in the grace of God. That person is loved by our Father who is the perfect parent and only does what is the very best for us, but he/she still chose to be hateful to you. Praying for you both!

  20. I didn’t see the mean comment but I think you responded well to that comment in this blog post. You got the help, which is a part of why you are where you are! (And I’m sure your parents are wonderful too!)

  21. Therefore, there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
    18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:18)
    The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. (1 Timothy 4)
    Some people are “7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are people of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. (1 Timothy 3)

    Stand strong and be of good courage!!

  22. Wow! I missed that one. The unfortunate truth is that there will always be “haters” in life. You are full of grace & courage to respond as you did to such an obviously unhappy person. I tip my sunhat to you! And I for one KNOW that your parents are truly incredible people in every sense of the word!! Shine on, my dear. ❤️ You’ve got this and we’re all behind you 200%!

  23. Adorable nephews! And lovely parent pic.
    Carolyn, you had to address this, not for yourself but for the many others he most likely judges and even bullies. Most people don’t have the support, faith, and beauty that you have.
    Bravo for standing up on their behalf.

  24. I love you, as always, my precious, beautiful friend. Evil is out there and I am proud of you being so right that evil had to attack you. Praise God!!! Focus on God, keep going. You are obviously on the right track. Focus on God. And yes, I know I said that already. Hug your parents for me. They are heroes! Hugs! XO😃❤

  25. I’m so thankful for your willingness to say hard and needful things while supporting people in their struggles! God bless, beautiful!

  26. Bravo! I do not understand anyone who would be so hurtful and negative! I am so proud of you! The funny thing is, I discovered you apart from your recovery ministry (which I think is awesome). When I first read your well-written and insightful blog – I was amazed at your wisdom. As I read more, I began to understand the depth of your experiences and your awesome recovery with God at your side.

    Keep writing! Keep sharing God’s TRUTH! Hooray for you ! Hooray for your parents who must be quite proud of your bravery and strength!

    I, for one, am grateful for YOU !!

  27. Such a comment speaks for itself, Jaclyn. In many cases, people who leave such comments are hurting inside in some way, shape, or form and act out against others, some in the form of rude, insulting comments. I applaud your response, the honor you give to your parents, and the charge you lead every day to help others deal with the physical and emotional road of recovery from anorexia. Best of all, I enjoy how you always point people to the true strength of your recovery– God! “This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” (Ezk. 37:5) You can also look at that person’s rude comment as a form of affirmation that you are doing the Lord’s work, for when we do the Lord’s work, the forces of evil will always attack to try and slow us down. God bless you for the work you are doing to help others. Keep Charging!!

  28. Amen! This is how we respond to those who try tu pull us down. Sometimes people leave nasty comments because they have not overcome their own pain and suffering, I have seen it so many times. Never saw the comment on your post but glad you have overcome and had a lot of support! God bless

  29. I read your blog often but don’t comment as much as I should. You are a light to me and lots of others. Thank you!

  30. They find it confronting that you have done the hard yards and they still haven’t. Not that this is a problem as we each get our path to face, defeat by understanding it, and through it find a love we never knew existed…ours.
    You know it now by experiencing it, their turn is coming. I hope they make it, because where we now stand is something that can barely be put into words, it just touches us with such peace and acceptance…oh, and that incredible love that sat quietly inside until we were ready.
    Enjoy dear lady, it is a difficult path, but a very beautiful one because you dared it 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  31. Unfortunately, it has become the pastime of basement-dwelling trolls everywhere to try and crap all over people’s lives and cancel them.

    I loved your response. More people need to stand up to these vermin instead of caving in with some half-baked apology for somehow offending them.

    There was only one perfect person to ever walk the earth and He certainly wasn’t an Internet troll! Keep up the good work and stay strong!

  32. Enjoy that sweet time with your family!! You are such an encourager and inspiration to many and surely you’ve picked those characteristics up from none other than your folks’ guidance and love!
    Speak on girl!!

  33. Haters are going to hate.
    The only thing I can say is follow the ONLY piece of sound advice Taylor Swift ever gave humanity.. (everything else she ever said is just pure liberal garbage)..
    “Shake it off”…

  34. You’re everything many are striving to be. Keep inspiring others the way you do. Along the way you’ll stumble upon a few like this, but as you know best you can only pray they find peace with their own struggles that cause this behavior.

  35. Your parents did a FABULOUS job and so did God! We thank them both for you and your posts. Keep up the great work and encouragement you give to u. THANKS! There are always throwing bombs, and they hurt – it’s because they, themselves, are miserable and project it onto others. Still, it isn’t always to dismiss. One jerk can ruin a day – they aren’t worth it.

  36. Don’t let that devil steal your joy. Walk in your new life and the joy God gave you. God let’s us go to the bottom so all that’s left is Him and you wouldn’t change your relationship with Him to NOT have your eating disorder. That’s what God allowed to draw you to Him.

    Your life is full of peace and joy now … don’t let that devil steal any of it. You came to far to worry about a stranger who isn’t happy in their own life to try and drag you down.

    You’re fearfully and wonderfully made. You are a daughter of the one true king and he rescued you.

    “Love your enemies…Pray for those who persecute you.”
    Enjoy your family and your new life.

  37. I read your blogs frequently but I missed that particular one you spoke of. It irritates me to no end when people when people come on to someone’s blogs and say nasty things. Its like coming into someone’s home and disrespecting them. Its like reading the asinine replies on the different FB groups there are (there is at least a dozen a day of smart Alek replies.

  38. Huh! Some people are so ignorant it’s amazing to me that they’re still upright. And then I remind myself that hurt people, hurt people. It says a lot about a person’s character when they write such trash. I am so sorry my dear. You don’t deserve this. Your parents don’t deserve it either. As my mother used to say, “consider where it comes from”. and don’t let it steal your thunder. I will keep that person in my prayers. It’s obvious they’re the ones that need the help. God bless.

  39. Caralyn. I did see that reply and immediately saw it as a person who had little to really challenge anything in your post so he resorted to a personal attack on both you and your parents. Sometimes that happens when you are faced with the Truth. I am praying for you and your parents knowing that our Savior will heal any hurt this person may have caused. I will pray for that commenter also as he so desperately needs to know Jesus- the only one who knows the needs of all. Keep writing and recovering and living out your faith. I really appreciate you. John

  40. Hate comes from ignorance. It also comes from their own internal pain being projected outwards, that whole misery loves company thing.

    Keep on spreading the light, Triple B.

  41. Saw so much support for you, as is appropriate. Pray for your antagonist as he is one if those deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13

  42. This person must now know anyone with an ED history. If it all stemmed from parental upbringing, then every sibling in a family would be expected to have ED. Ignorance. Thank you for speaking up for yourself and your parents. I echo the sentiment that ED history and the recovery journey can make us into who we are in a way that God can use powerfully.

  43. This doesn’t make me angry. It makes me sad. I’m sad that you even had to respond to the comment. It makes me sad that someone would judge someone else and her family for something he or she clearly does not understand. It makes me sad that we live in a world that is accepted behavior. You handled it all beautifully. Hugs to you, Caralyn.

  44. Perfect response to anyone who is so broken and miserable that they would post such mean comments. We all go through dark times in our lives and most of the time we went there by our own volition because we needed to go through it to get to the other side. 💞

  45. I am glad you won’t let some coward sitting behind a computer leaving mean comments bring you down.

    Jesus has blessed many who struggle with eating disorders and other issues through your blog. The opinion of Jesus is the only one that ultimately matters.

  46. Hey Caralyn! Thank you for responding beautifully. God bless your heart and strengthen you. I also pray that the Lord touches the meanie’s heart and they grow to understand the love of God. It’s sad that they had to post that and you had to read it. However, I’m glad you have Jesus in your life and His light is shinning so brightly in your heart. Sending lots of love and hugs Caralyn! Keep shining!

  47. I admire your openness! It’s unfortunate when someone tries to tear people down for sharing their journey. Your response demonstrates great strength. Stay amazing! 🙂

  48. So kind of you to give words and time to a troll. If these were not sufficient for that sad individual, then she/he can take heart that in the absence of repentance there is an eternity of focus awaiting their arrival in Gehenna…

  49. We’re basically the same Caralyn. If someone was to attack my person, I wouldn’t give it a second notice. But when they bring in and insult the people I care about, then I’m not going to just let that slide. You want war, I’ll give you a war.
    I’ve found the best argument against a liberal meanie is logic; plain and simple logic. I noticed that all you have to do is ask the right question and that completely stops them in the tracks.. their train of thought gets derailed immediately. Why? Because like their arguments, its all based on emotions, feelings and nothing else.

    Unfortunately the world we live in at this moment thinks they are so entitled to having others gratify and make them feel good. So emotionally shallow are they that they cannot handle the fact that someone will disagree with them or think to view the world in a different way.

    • That’s exactly how I see it too! I will always stick up for those I love! Thank you for the tips! Plain and simple logic! Love it!! Hugs and love xox

      • You’re welcome.. Anyways, the next time a meanie comes along, just take Taylor Swift’s advice and “Shake it Off!!”

  50. I am a firm believer in ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’. This was your journey, your sacrifice in order to help others – and you do! It has made you the person you are, your parents must be so very proud of you, as you are them. Pity the person who made that comment and pray for them.Love and light. X

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and for having my back. I so agree. Everything happens for a reason, and Good works everything together for good! Very touched by your kindness. Hugs and love xox

  51. I do not know you in person, but as I have read you entire blog from the post 1 last weeks, I have to admit that you are one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met (unfortunately virtually only). You are beautiful inside out and I just live the way you write and express your thoughts. You are so kind and down to Earth in your mindset. This negative comment wants me to say the F word for the author, but as you know – we just have to pray for those who have heart of stone.

    • Oh my gosh, I am so touched by your kindness, Ave. Thank you so much, truly. I am so grateful. Amen- we must pray for those who need Christ’s love! Hugs and love xox

  52. There is so much beauty in you that the world needs to see. Keep sharing, keep forgiving others, and keep the faith. God bless you and your ministry.

    • Oh my gosh, I am so touched by your kind words. Thank you for your support. Good bless you too! Hugs and love xox

  53. Hold on to the real truth and don’t let this make you discouraged. I understand that you want to stand up for your parents. I have similarly awesome parents and would do the same. Just know that all of us who know anything did not believe a word of what that commenter said. Consider that to so many of us who know something from our own experience of what you have fought through and overcome you are like a beacon of hope and thousands pray for your continued strength. BTW your nephews are adorable. ❤❤

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and support. You’re so right – I must focus on the good, and gosh, am I grateful for those prayers!!! God is so good!! So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you friend. Warrior-ing haha I love that! I appreciate your support! Hugs and love xox

  54. You probably recieved 100s of positive comments but your focus was on a comment that made no sense at all. Crazy the power of negativity. In future I wouldnt even give them the satisfation of making them the highlight of post. Was this the post you were talking about when you were late posting last week?

    • Thank you so much for this powerful perspective!! You’re so right – it’s amazing how one negative thing can capture your focus! I need to shift my perspective on that one! Great great point! Shouldn’t give it the energy! Actually no! This wasn’t the post – it was a different one that I decided to scrap all together because though it was talking about a topic I feel passionately about, it could be misconstrued as hurtful if read in the wrong spirit or tone. Perhaps I will try to rework it one day soon. Thanks again for stopping by. Hugs and love xox

  55. Cara, I am just reading this post. You know I am always a couple days behind. First of all you are a wonderfully and beautifully created masterpiece by a unique and victorious God. Second of all, you do not owe anyone anything. You are too dignified as a daughter of the highest King to bow down to the poor attempt by the emeny or anyone else to tarnish what God has declared as being great. My dear sister you will forever and always have my support. You are light and encouragement. Jesus said we will be persecuted by our faith because he was persecuted. I will pray for anyone who has unresolved feelings or issues that they wrongly take out on others. Keep speaking God’s truth on his behalf.

    • Hi Ada, gosh thank you so much for these wonderfully words of support. I am truly moved by your kindness. You’re right – i shouldn’t give energy to that negativity. yes – i will join you in prayer for that person! Hugs and love xox

  56. Oh my gosh! I just saw this. How anyone can be so heartless (and misinformed) is beyond me! You are an amazingly strong and awesome person! That commenter is the one who really needs help. God said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” It’s a hard thing to put into action, but is well worth the effort. If you haven’t already done so, I suggest you include that person in your prayer. I’m not saying this in a sarcastic way, I mean, really. This world would be such a better place if everyone sincerely prayed for each other. God bless!

    • Thank you Joy for you kindness and support. You’re so right – i need to pray for this person! that was instruction given to us straight from the source! i agree! thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

  57. We all have to overcome life. No-one lives in a perfect world. What prompts cruel comments often boils down to personal life experience and their up bringing.
    At present their thoughts and feelings do you no harm.
    Remember Christians in the Russian Federation have been imprisoned for their faith, many with physical ailments but they are spiritual warriors. As the Apostle Paul made clear nothing can separate from Gods Love Romans 8: 35 through 39

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