Carrie Cotton

Just a Girl In The World Sharing The Ups and Downs of a Messy Life

It’s a topic that came up in church service last Sunday and I’ve been sitting with it ever since. Do you know your purpose? I don’t believe I ever lived with purpose until I started going to church and working on a relationship with God. I never questioned it.  Maybe it’s something that comes with …

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I tell myself I’m being dramatic when I see a post like that and agree with it.  Trauma lingers.  Maybe for some. But not for me. I tell myself,  “I don’t have PTSD – that’s for people that went to war.” Truth is.  Maybe I do. My sister n law has mentioned it, in the …

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I used to tell myself, that if a certain “thing” happened, I would never survive. I used to tell myself if a certain “thing” happened, I would NOT tolerate it. I would not forgive it. I would not be able to go on with my life. Yet, here I am. Living and breathing.  Going on …

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I used to think I knew what love was, and my thoughts were big and bold and grandiose. They were stereotypical.  Driven by big Hollywood movies, and magazine articles. I was insecure, and lacked confidence to begin with. So when I got into a real relationship, I had some pretty unrealistic expectations.  I was afraid …

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There’s a quote I love that says “God is up to something or the devil wouldn’t be fighting you this hard.” I think God must be up to something really big, because it feels like the whole universe is against me. My sixteen year old pushing boundaries, just being a teenager who wants to do …

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Watching the waves tonight at the beach was mesmerizing. Strong. Powerful. Forcing their way onto the shoreline. Wave after wave. Releasing it’s mighty strength, building up with a mighty roar, before crashing against the sand. Powerful. Yet peaceful. Alarming. Yet calming. The sound draws you in. It comforts, but keeps you alert, wondering what danger …

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