Sharon Smaga

I am a widowed mom who loves and trusts Jesus to meet all her needs. I am a marriage & family therapist and life coach in private practice. This blog is not intended to be mental health advice or to replace mental health services.

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Email: sharonsmaga@gmail.com

Posts by Sharon Smaga

Barriers to Knowing God

Circumstances and relationships in my life have got me thinking quite a bit about how we perceive,  approach and define a relationship with God.  I think when it comes to our relationship with God, we frequently engage with the mentality and demands of a teenager with no real respect for who God is.     We…

No “Bad Days”

Is there really such a thing as a “bad day?”  Can a theoretical construct of time actually be good or bad?  Bear with me on this, because I’m not nitpicking.  I’m really thinking about how many times I might have thrown a day away or devalued it by erroneously deciding it’s good or bad.  Honestly, …

The Blog I Didn’t Want to Post

Year 2016, the pain still so raw:  I think about dying, not dying per se, but leaving all this pain and shame behind.  My husband is dead.  He’s gone.  My oldest son isn’t speaking to me.  My youngest son is left behind by his father and his brother.  I am afraid I am not enough. …

Deeply Loved by the Father

I went to a women’s Bible study last night where we had the freedom to be honest about our struggles and the love to encourage one another.  Then I went home and sat on my porch in the dark, with only the light of the water fountain.  I rocked gently in my chair while I…

The Shadowlands

My anniversary is coming up this month, then my late husband’s birthday, then Thanksgiving, then my birthday, then Christmas.  A lot of “used to be”s.  That’s how I think of them.  It’s not really my wedding anniversary anymore.  He’s gone.  It’s a shadow life.  It’s a joyful past wrapped in current pain.  Nothing’s the same. …