Wow...I had a milestone moment yesterday afternoon!
A friend and I have been exchanging comments on her blog and it had appeared that we were in disagreement with each other on a pretty sensitive subject. Kudos to her diving in and asking, "So, are we OK?"
Then, miracle of miracles, we entered a conversation that I was able to say how I felt (in real-life vs. super-spiritual life) and what I was afraid of and what my back story was that fed that fear and what I was apologizing for and she did the same and...and we walked away OK. (thank you, you know who you are)
Whew, relational freedom and victory and authenticity seems it may be possible for me in my lifetime. God is a good, rescuing God.
Now, today, to just put my right foot in front of my left and repeat....