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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Jesus is not dysfunctional

Do you ever act like Jesus is dysfunctional? When you think about a dysfunctional relationship in your life, what comes to mind? Dysfunctional relationships impact how we function and relate to others. When these dysfunctional relationships are significant and involve trauma, it can cause us to develop unhealthy patterns in our thinking and actions to […]

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Interview with Journey To Heal Ministries

My interview about childhood sexual abuse with Crystal Sutherland on the Journey to Heal Podcast felt vulnerable… but, in a good way. We talked about the upcoming #hoperun2021 and the amazing and overwhelming support it provides for survivors. When I attended the first run two years ago, I was amazed! After the race, I said, […]

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Breakthrough

You know that feeling when you discover you have more healing to work through? When will it ever end? Will it ever end?                  When I was editing my memoir last weekend, I came across a section where I shared how I felt about my body and how my counselor challenged me to think differently about […]

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I believe you.

I needed to hear these three words today… maybe you do too?

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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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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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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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