Soul searching…

The idea of this blog has been rolling around in my heart for quite awhile. Sort of like baking bread. You knead, punch down, and let it rise over and over again, until you finally put it in the oven, allow the warmth to bring it to its fullness. The aroma wafts through the air, your mouth waters and finally, you cut through the crispy, hardened crust to reveal the tenderness inside. You might add your favorite jam or butter, you may just revel in its unique taste without any addition.

That is what this has been like. Rolling ideas around. Punching them down with the “fist of fear”, only to have them rise up again, until I have finally allowed God to reveal the message:

‘I gave you a voice. I gave you a voice to use in service to Catholic women. To those who have left, to those who are seeking, to those who are still at home, but unhappy here, and to any women simple seeking the solace and comfort of simple answers based on the mercy and love of Christ. USE it, it is my gift to you to be used in service to others! I need YOU.’paper dolls and candle

Ellen Marie Dumer, LCPC, president and founder of Living Your Exceptional Life™, is a pastoral counselor, life success coach, published author, and sought-after speaker. She is a guide and mentor for Catholic/Christian women seeking to harness and cultivate their aspirations for a life based on faith in Christ.

She and her husband, Deacon Gary Dumer, live in Maryland, have 4 children and soon-to-be nine grandchildren. Ellen loves to paint and craft, read, go on long bike rides and walks, garden, and spend fun time with her friends!

One thought on “Soul searching…

  1. Dear Ellen – So naked you are – vulnerable and true! I am blessed, as are others you have chosen to follow God’s calling. I look forward to more. Thank you.

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