"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
"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
I have a bad habit of underestimating myself. I look around and see greatness within everyone else and I know I'm great too, but I often feel like I'm not that great. I've always felt so ordinary. Nothing special here, just average. I do a good job at the things I put my mind to, … Continue reading The Woman I’m Becoming
Here we are at the beginning of September and as we begin to change seasons, I am just not in the mood! I'm not in the mood to move ahead of God when He's been working with me for a while on how to just Be Still. I'm not in the mood to keep doing … Continue reading I’m Not in the Mood
I remember the first time I experienced true peace and contentment. I had a joy I couldn't really explain, to the point where I would cry happy tears. I had never felt such a pure sense of happiness. The most interesting part of it all was that I never knew I wasn't truly happy until … Continue reading Peace, Happiness & Contentment: What does it really mean to be content?
You. are. beautiful. You. are. phenomenal. You. are. enough. No one else can take that away from you....but you. Haters will hate. Loved ones might hit you with low blows when they're angry. Friends will sit you down and tell you the cold hard truth about yourself. Enemies might say some pretty harsh things and … Continue reading Regaining Control of Your Thought Life