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Mar
17
Three D's To Avoid

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Nov
25
I AM 1:4

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Nov
15
Shine, Slay, and Repeat


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Aug
22
OUR WORDS HAVE POWER

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Aug
15
THE CHOICE IS YOURS

I've shared that I was a victim of childhood abuse in my previous blogs. I can guarantee you will read or hear about it in the future as well. Why? Because it's something that caused deep wounds for me. I've had to cry, dig deep, and uncover all the ugly, so I could find the treasures buried underneath the pain.

Several years ago I complete one of Beth Moore's Bible studies, Breaking Free. I’ve completed many in my life but this one was life changing for me. She mentions generational curses and when broken, it impacts thousands later in life. I'm not sure about you, but the thought of taking a step to change my life, knowing it would help my son, his children, and years to come was my fuel to keep walking towards healing when I wan...


Jul
31
MY SILENT STRUGGLE

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Jul
25
THE POWER OF TOUCH

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Jul
18
WHAT DETERMINES YOUR SELF-WORTH?

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I previously shared that I experienced childhood sexual abuse in one of my previous blog posts and spent a couple of years in counseling trying to heal from such a traumatic event. There were so many layers involved. I committed to doing the hard work because I finally realized I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.


Jun
13
HOLD ON

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Can you think of all the times in your life when you were drowning in pain and disappointment? It may have been that time you were laid off from a job, your spouse had an affair, or you had a miscarriage after waiting years to get pregnant? Maybe you experienced it during your final round of interviews for a job. It seemed perfect, but then you find out they went with another candidate.

I believe it doesn't matter what causes pain and disappointment. The results are the same. You have more questions than answers. There is a feeling of emptiness and confusion, and you are left wondering what your future holds.

I can relate to you. That is exactly how the death of my sister made me feel. I could not comprehend how I could see her on a Sunday before leaving for a work related trip for a week and then a week later, my mother knocked on my door to share that she had died. It made no sense at all to me, and at that moment, I had more questions than answers. I was thoroughly confused and in a daze. The pain was overwhelming, and I wasn't quite sure what to do next. What would life be like without her? The pain of it all was unbearable at times. It didn't go away overnight. Grieving is a journey, and there is not a quick fix. It has been over two years, and at different times, I still cry and feel that void in my life. There are the steps that helped me, and I hope they are helpful to you:

1. Accept truth
2. Be truthful with myself and others about how I felt each day
3. Work through my feelings
4. Find resources and activities to help me along my journey
5. Be intentional about asking for help when needed and stay connected with people.

It was easy for me to isolate myself. However, I knew if I did, I would spiral downward.

I wrote this poem during another season of my life but had to refer to it after the death of my sister. I keep it tucked away because I knew that I would need the reminder in the future. Today, I want to share it with you. My prayer for us this week is that we honor our feelings about any pain or disappointment we are facing. Instead of saying, ‘I'm great!’ that we are honest with those we trust to say ‘Today, I am not doing well, but I know it will get better!’


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