You are held.

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over my life so much that I nearly drowned.  (Mark 4:37 rewritten)  I immediately panicked and put on the nearest life vest floating on the water. Then I grabbed buckets and furiously worked to dump the water out as quickly as possible.  I cried and screamed […]

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Dearly Loved Daughters

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2 The lens of Childhood Sexual Abuse affected my life and my vision. It distorted my perceptions and impacted my […]

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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 know, believe and obey God’s voice.

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 I stood there at the register in Walmart patiently waiting for the cashier to ring up my items, when I felt God impress on my heart to give her the cash in my wallet. What? It wasn’t a lot of money, but I dismissed the thought […]

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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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You are designed for community.

I know what it is like to have a heart walled-off from others.  I remember what it felt like to protect my heart and not let anyone get close.  And then I found community.  It felt safe.  I slowly let my guard down.   I discovered there was freedom in vulnerability.  I learned I was […]

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You are His Masterpiece

In a world that tells us what we should look like and be like it is easy to forget that we are His masterpiece.

When I was a young girl, I remember standing in line at the grocery store and seeing all of the photoshopped images on the cover of magazines. I would gaze at the headlines, and minutes later I found myself feeling like I was “less than” or “not enough.” Today, with social media it can feel like I am still standing in that line only it’s all day, every day. #31days2019

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You are believed.

That’s the thing about a traumatic memory. You don’t just retell it, you relive it.

Your mind struggles to process it, and your mouth hesitates to say it, but your body screams. Your body remembers every detail.

Others may doubt you, and they may even tell you, “There’s no way. I don’t believe it happened.”

You wish it didn’t happen.

You wish you could forget.

You wish you had it wrong.

But you know your truth.

You know your reality.

You know your struggle.

I believe you. Three simple words that change everything.

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You are pursued.

Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7 I still hold my breath and choke back tears when I hear “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury.  The line that gets me everytime is,  “There’s no shadow You won’t light up Mountain You won’t climb up Coming after me […]

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