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 ››
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Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
- Delight in God
Psalm … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
How do you handle the negative story your mind is telling you?
The carnal command center of our brain often whispers juicy tidbits about others and ourselves. Unfortunately, those negative nuggets usually come from the enemy or our own selfish nature.
How do we strike them down? Or do we listen to the story and add other embellishments, then take it as truth?
The problem with brain gossip—the story we tell ourselves about ourselves or others—goes through our own motive filters
instead of the Word of Truth. The story we ruminate on is a reflection of what we
truly think and believe and … Continue Reading ››
Baby-Steps are the key to arriving at your goals, over-coming addictions, accomplishing new skills, gaining better health, and all of life’s desired results.
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 ››
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