I am a SURVIVOR. A survivor of suicide. A survivor of abuse. And a survivor of so much more. I’ve been through a lot, BUT GOD! I'm beginning to see how my trials and tribulations are for my GOOD. God has been revealing the WHY to me. Why I had to go through what I went through, and … Continue reading But God….
"Coping is DEALING with an issue, Healing is working THROUGH it. Coping is the reliance on short term fixes while healing is the reliance on long term actions that bring permanent wholeness. Are you healing or are you coping?"LaShawntelle Carson-Pops, Founder of REVIVE Mental Health Organization Inc. Life is hard at times. We face challenges … Continue reading Healing vs. Coping
What. A. Day! Today was extremely chaotic, but now that it has started to die down, I am in awe of God's grace. I'd like to take a moment to share with you all how He has had my back all day, even when most of these predicaments are one's I put myself in. To … Continue reading Testimony: He Has Our Backs!
A little over a year ago I uprooted my life from the only place I’d ever known to move 2,000 miles to Texas. I felt like it was the best choice after college, but in order to get here quickly and effectively, I took a job that didn’t require a degree at all. Day after … Continue reading Testimony: When Closed Doors OPEN
How often do we question God? Act as though we don't trust Him? Act as if He has never done a single good thing for us? How often do we go through our every day lives and never even stop to thank Him for even the small things He's doing in those very moments? How … Continue reading When God Came Through
Lately, God has been pushing me to write more about what I'm currently in rather than waiting until I've overcome it to share the struggle - so here I am. He recently revealed to me that there is a spirit of envy dwelling within me. This is something no one wants to admit about themselves … Continue reading Envy: A silent killer
In my last post, Single, Celibate & Struggling (Part 1), I talked about many of the reasons why I've decided to wait until I'm married to have sex. While I am standing firm in my commitment, waiting is no less of a struggle. Even with all of the benefits that come with waiting, I can … Continue reading Single, Celibate & Struggling: The challenges of waiting (Part 2)
I thought I was going to write one long post about this, but as I began to type, I realized I had too much to say for one post - so this will be a 2 (or 3) part series. This first part will be about why I made the decision to wait and the … Continue reading Single, Celibate & Struggling: Why I’m Waiting (Part 1)
"I am the True Vine and my Father is the gardener. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit." -John 15: 1-2 When I first read this passage, I remember wondering why would God want to prune … Continue reading Pruning Season: Cutting off everything that’s holding you back
This has been the most ambiguous season of my life thus far. Not even in just one area, but in several. I knew this season would be a bit…up in the air, but I had no idea that I'd be so confused for so long. I thought I was going to walk into 2019 and … Continue reading Ambiguous Seasons: What to do when you don’t know what to do next