Praying for my enemies.....

Today I struggle with Christ's command to pray for our enemies. I am trying to find it in my heart to pray blessings for someone who continues to spread terrible un true rumors about me, so much so, that it has gotten back to my grandparents and they will not speak to me. This individual has also publically verbally attacked me in attempt to get a reaction out of me. I did not fall into the trap but this person happens to be my boyfriends ex-wife whom cheated on him with another man, left him and her home, and now wants everything in the home I touch given back to her. I don't get it!...more

THE ESCAPE

My ex-husband had been upstairs in his "Men's Room" partying with his buddy all night. I had sound machines going in the kids rooms to dround out the noise they created. At 7am, he came down into our bedroom, reaking of booze, eyes blood shot, still drunk, and tells me we are going to have a family fun day at Busch Gardens with the kids. The first thing I visioned was him at that hospitality house drinking beer and asking me to go up and get him more. That did not sound like a family fun day to me. I told him no and he quickly became enraged. Calling me every name in the book....more

STRENGTH TO ESCAPE THE ABUSE

One day I was sweeping the kitchen floor, my soul was crying, my body and mind was exhausted, I had permanent dark circles under my eyes. When all of a sudden, the serentiy prayer came into my mind. "GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!" Just then, I stopped sweeping and really focused on the words in this prayer........more