Welcome to Abuse Journal

My name is L.M. Carleton, Linda. I’m an Upstate, New York abuse overcomer. I’m passionate about the wisdom to restore your life. I write to share life stories, insights, understanding, and the life lessons learned to encourage others. Begin your healing journey on the Start Here page.

Grieving the Death of a Loved One

Grieving the death of a loved one is difficult, and the process is different for everyone. Some mourn for extended periods, while others recover from their loss, move forward. And some, like myself, build emotional walls to block the painful feelings altogether.

No matter your circumstance.

The Lord knows the pain you’re going through. He understands the inner turmoil and knows what’s troubling you. He grasps as each day passes; the pain comes and quickly fades for a moment.

Your mind becomes filled with reflections from the past. Thoughts bringing you joyous moments from a time now passed or sad and troublesome moments on which you dwell.

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The Meaning of Unconditional Love

The real story about the meaning of unconditional love. Dedicated in loving memory to Edith M Carleton (the photo is of our parents on their wedding day).

Erwin and Edith Carleton
My Parents on their Wedding Day

I’m at a loss for words tonight. My baby sister (Liz) called earlier in tears to tell me our Mother passed away on July 5, 2015. That was five days ago, no one informed us of her passing. Her memorial service was on Thursday, July 9th, 2015.

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3 Steps to Living the Abundant Life

Updated on September 6, 2019

Living the abundant life is out of reach for people who are suffering in the darkness. Lost in darkness with adverse conditions, you become fearful, enslaved, and oppressed.

Life becomes discouraging; you lose hope, give up, and stop progressing.

I understand, after suffering in darkness for over twenty years.

I know how it feels to search for an abundant life endlessly.

To walk in circles and repeat dysfunctional patterns of behavior.

I became discouraged and almost gave up hope too.

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