Daughters, Arise!

Daughters, Arise!

I am looking forward to speaking at the Boundless Sisterhood’s ARISE Women’s Conference on Saturday, September 25th at LifeSpring Church in Durham, NC. Today I am sharing on the Boundless Sisterhood blog about what it means to be a daughter of the King. I hope you will join me by clicking here: Daughters, Arise! This […]

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You are not intimidated.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare,    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25 I pray this sets someone free.   It happened two Sunday’s ago. I walked in a little late to Sunday School and sat quietly in the empty chair directly in front of my friend Tope, the teacher. The four of us […]

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You meditate on His Promises

My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. Psalm 119:148 For many years, I have heard those awful mean voices in my head that tell me I am not enough. Over and over, they declare that I am not good enough, I am not smart enough, […]

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Looking Back

Flashback! The awful memory pops up and crashes over me like a wave. I kick. The smell knocks me under and water pours in. I can’t breathe. Evil wraps around my ankles like seaweed and pulls me to the bottom into the dark abyss. I sink. My arms are raised but I am lifeless. Still […]

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Getting Unstuck

I’ve been stuck.  I haven’t posted much this year and I feel like I am so behind. I don’t even know where to start. I haven’t shared much here because I wanted to focus on writing my story.  I came to a defining moment in my story and I struggled to write it.   There were […]

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Grave Clothes

Today at church, on Mother’s Day, I shared how Jesus removed my “Grave Clothes.”  The Pastor’s sermon was on the power of Jesus to raise Lazarus from the dead.  At the end of the sermon, I shared my personal testimony of how Jesus removed my grave clothes. When he had said this, Jesus called in […]

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Run towards HOPE

When I sat on my counselor’s couch for the first time in 2012, I told her I did not want anyone to ever know my story. I just wanted to heal as quickly as possible. She assured me that I was safe to share with her and that healing would take time and hard work. […]

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ENCOUNTERING GOD BY NAME: MY PROVIDER

I remember bringing her home from the hospital and holding her in my arms crying. As I sat on my bed nursing her, the very real dangers she would face as a little girl hit me like a ton of bricks. I had to keep her safe. I had to do everything in my power […]

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“Lucky” and Blessed

“Lucky” and Blessed A playground filled with cheer and fear Dance lessons teach grace And body awareness Piano practice An escape in the notes So hard to focus Sports trophies Adrenaline and energy Mixed with doubt and frustration Homework and tests Never let them see you struggle Always make the A Prom sparkle and nails […]

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