Tag: Christian growth

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Bouncing Back

Bouncing back can be difficult. Just the word “bouncing” seems painful to me because it insinuates the need to hit something very hard and recoil back into the air. Yet, that is exactly what happens each time we “bounce back”. In order to bounce back we have to be falling first, we hit rock bottom and BAM we bounce back. In my life, if … Read More Bouncing Back

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I Can Do ALL Things

I love this photo. This woman looks content and happy. She looks relaxed and strong. Her  photograph is a gentle reminder of how I should feel, at all times, on this inside because of the strength I have in Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:13 says ” I can do ALL things through Him who strengthens me”.  ALL THINGS. The great things about Jesus is this: … Read More I Can Do ALL Things

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Living in the Spirit | Forbearance

The fruits of the Spirit have always gained my attention. I know that if I can have those fruits in my life that I will be living in the Spirit and therefore living my best life.  Easier said than done. The devil knows the exact moment that you ask for those fruits and does his best to derail any effort you are making to … Read More Living in the Spirit | Forbearance

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Praying For Answers | Meditating His Word

I have been overly stressed about our adoption lately. It might be because we are at the end of the process and are about to open. Maybe it is my impatience getting to me at the end of a long process. I’ve been through this process twice in 2 years: once in MS and now here in AR. It is taxing and so very … Read More Praying For Answers | Meditating His Word

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You Were Made For This | Warrior 1

I find it truly amazing to look around and see the amazing paths God calls each of us to take. Each path different and unique in its own way. Each path full of ups and downs and all kinds in-betweens that require strength and endurance.  Each path a walk that only a warrior can take. You are a warrior. I am a warrior. Even … Read More You Were Made For This | Warrior 1

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Darkness is the Absence of Light | Be Light

Today I came across this amazing quote and it resonated deeply within me that THIS is where lives change. When light is introduced in the darkness, when love is introduced over fear, lives change.  Mine did the day I let the light of Jesus Christ into my life.  My darkness slowly faded because the light overcame it. My past forgiven and dissipating in importance. … Read More Darkness is the Absence of Light | Be Light

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Waiting in the Wilderness |Shavasana

  Adoption is a chaotic rollercoaster of emotions. It doesn’t matter if you are adopting privately or from foster care: emotions run wild.  You can be the most level headed, self-controlled woman and the adoption process will turn you inside out. Even when you have been through it before, each adoption is different and your emotions will get out of control periodically. Today is … Read More Waiting in the Wilderness |Shavasana

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3 Hours = 1 Less

This morning I have been sitting here reflecting on yesterday where I attended an amazing event that seeks to pair children seeking their forever home and waiting families. It was amazing to see all the wonderful kiddos enjoying themselves, the many volunteers with hearts overflowing with love for them and above all the connections being made between families and waiting kiddos. It was 3 … Read More 3 Hours = 1 Less

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Acceptance Equals Change | Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

I have always been an active woman. I grew up running, playing volleyball and cheerleading. I loved to dance. I never sat still. I was always on the go until early 2000 when I suddenly got very ill.  The doctors were not sure what was going on and this began a long list of visit after visit to specialists. One said Fibromyalgia, another said … Read More Acceptance Equals Change | Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

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Making Tough Life Decisions

God is in every detail of our lives. Every. Detail. He is even in the decisions that we make both big and small. Right now, my husband and I are facing a life changing decision. One that will literally change the dynamic of our lives. There are many pros and cons to the decision. We have been over them all in our heads. I … Read More Making Tough Life Decisions

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Frozen Faithfulness

I am a faithful woman. I am faithful to my husband. I am faithful to my children. I faithful to pretty. much anything and everything in my life and above all else; I am faithful to God. It has been my desire my entire adult life to be faithful to God and when I am all other faithfulness has fallen into place. It has not always been easy. There have been times that I have been frozen in faithfulness. 

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Trauma Focused Yoga

Practicing yoga comes with many benefits: flexibility, stress relief, focus, and strength. One of the major benefits, in my opinion, is the release of trauma trapped in the body through trauma focused yoga. There is a growing amount of evidence showing that yoga, modified for a therapeutic practice, is a truly amazing tool for healing and empowering those who have experienced trauma. In a … Read More Trauma Focused Yoga