survivor, meet the Overcomer

Survivors are terrified of a reality they already innately know to be true: even if people did know, they wouldn’t do anything to help. – Kaeyley Trillis Haver, childhood rapper survivor When we are under siege at a very young age, we can pick up partial truths and run with them: It’s my fault myContinue reading “survivor, meet the Overcomer”

hearing what isn’t being said

The emotions are the distraction. Take a moment to hear what is not being said and proceed from there. -Melaniece Lovejoy When our emotions are on high alert, we can tend to get distracted as we listen, or think we are hearing things which aren’t actually being said. At times, we may seem like we haveContinue reading “hearing what isn’t being said”

neon handiwork

I have been enjoying and learning so much from digging into His Word, without speed reading. I have purposely slowed myself to take in each verse, and seek the Message for me to apply to my own life. When I read or study a book, I pull out my trusty highlighter. I mark it upContinue reading “neon handiwork”

bedazzled? beware!

Over coffee last night, a girl friend and I were sharing a bit of our backgrounds & story with one another….as new girlfriends are likely to do as part of our get to know each other chats (Right girlfriends ;D) She mentioned how sometimes when something seems to good to be true, it is aContinue reading “bedazzled? beware!”

to do continues…

Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. – 2 Cor 13:11 I don’t know about you, but when I see a list like this in the Scriptures, I am reminded of my daily to-do list. We are to show our joy, our maturity, our love for one another throughContinue reading “to do continues…”

slave no more

So He brought His people out with joy, His chosen ones with singing. Psalm 105:43 ESV When we are in the bottom of the pit, we cannot yet see the joy which awaits ahead. The slave within us cannot hope for the freedom it feels is beyond its grasp. He knows. God’s Word is full of theContinue reading “slave no more”

we long to be-loved

(image via Bonnie Gray http://www.faithbarista.com) We all long to be loved. We were hardwired with that longing, which was integrally woven into our design by our Designer & Creator. For He longs for us to awaken from our slumber, and accept we are beloved. But we are not only loved, and created to be loved.Continue reading “we long to be-loved”

its banner time

A banner is a declaration of who an army belongs to and whose name they fight over. “Stronghold- The Secrets Behind the Wall” by Beth Kinder The Lord is my Banner. Exodus 17:16 So far today, I have forgotten two things i was supposed to remember to do this morning, and remembered to find somethingContinue reading “its banner time”