I really do own a pair of rose-colored glasses. When I’m wearing them, life looks great. Besides appearing quite fashionable, my surroundings become bright and cheery. Flowers are touched with hints of rose glow; the sky dusted with shades of pink radiance. I feel warm, at peace with the world, I am happy.
Sounds nice doesn’t it? But wait…there’s another story.
I also have a pair of brown sun glasses. When I’m sporting these, those warm hues of rose are missing. Instead, the horizon feels dull and drab. I’m tired. I want to take a nap.
My outlook is altered by the choice … Continue Reading ››
I understand that changing the way you think will take some practice, after all by the time you were 8 years old, psychologists predict you’ve heard the word No
over 40,000 times, while hearing the word Yes,
only 5000. You’ve been wired for NO, but be encouraged—in the process of transforming and reprogramming your mind, you’ll get re-wired.
God’s Word tells us to be transformed by the “renewing of our mind.” Our mind must undergo a metamorphosis, a change. This change happens by the power of the Holy Spirit and our purposeful decision to change what we focus on.
Our focus is … Continue Reading ››
Do you believe God has a YES for You? Learn how to think and believe like it!
I wish I had a different story. I wish it wasn’t one of fiery trials and shameful ashes. But I don’t. My story is what it is. But, what I do have is the power to decide how my story will end. And you do too. We can choose our future by:
- Choosing to no longer be a victim.
- Choosing to start a healing journey.
- Choosing to live life brave and free.
I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I tell my story so others can draw encouragement and be inspired to start their own conversation, and eventually, gain empowerment … Continue Reading ››
What if I told you, you could live more than an existence—a full life, free of the victim mind-set and self-inflicted trouble that occurs when you believe the lie that whispers you are forever “damaged-goods?”
In the emotional realm when hurt and pain leaves us wounded and feeling vulnerable, Instead of enjoying the life and zeal of those around us, we often tend to become avoidant, steering clear of human interaction.
I call it Soul-Guarding.
Heather seems to be a nice and confident girl. She freely communicates through writing and texting, but in person she is completely withdrawn. Her non-verbals scream a clear message, “Stay away from me.” She intentionally rejects any display of warmth while in person, yet later through writing she will open up.
Jessica is shy, yet friendly, until you engage her more personally. Then she coils up and … Continue Reading ››
Learning to Feel again after trauma is scary and temporarily painful. But feeling what you’re feeling is a powerful step to healing, as we learn to process the past instead of numbing out.