Archive for August, 2014


Road of Life

“Sometimes on the road of life, getting lost is how you find your way”

– Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend God Will Make A Way.

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Identity Crisis

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In today’s age I believe many are suffering an identity crisis in who they are in Christ. I know I am. You can pretend, copy and compare yourself so long that you lose who you truly are in God.

The truth is God made us each as individuals fearfully and wonderfully (Psalm 139:14). Jeremiah 1 states before we were in our mother’s womb that God knew us. God desires us to be just who He created us to be before we lost ourselves from influence from the world or others. If you’re as me and desire to be restored to your original self I encourage you to dig deep in God’s word and see what the scriptures say about you.

As I was reading last night in the MSG translation I found this as encouragement:

So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously…

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I’m told that in order to fully experience a relationship with God, you must know how strong his love is for you, after all, your redemption was paid for by his own son. But first, you must be able to love yourself.  You must see your own substantial value before you can appreciate that. Sounds easy enough, but there are those of us who struggle immensely with self esteem, in fact we bear the burden of extreme self loathing and sense of worthlessness. We’re a rather punishing sort with self harm being quite common among other self destructive behaviors. Therefore,  how can those like us bridge that gap and grow closer to God. Its assumed of course that one learn to reconcile their view of themselves with God’s view of them. This is where I personally get stuck. That is the task now in my journey; to learn to see and know my worth. I must learn to respect myself. As for self harm,  I conquered that beast years ago, and though the physical scares have considerably faded, I still struggle with loving who I am.

Three times the charm for a relationship loaded with baggage? Surprise! My heart is hurting again.  The fool of my desire has once again distanced himself from me, and that empty space he occupied is aching again. Desperate for relief. I know better,  I just don’t care. I’m compulsed to have him in my life. Still not able to move on

Amazing feeling to find your not alone, that others experience your nightmare too

The SisterWives

Record 3 editedReleased in 1963. I did NOT make up this post title. I wish I had.

*Trigger Warning: Domestic abuse

In the history of the world, no one has ever loved anyone the way I loved my husband.

I felt that way all the way up until the moment he dislocated my rib cage.

He bought me my first car. I didn’t own a car until I was in my 30’s. I grew up poor. My first car was the BUS.

We’d only been dating 4 months when we celebrated our first Christmas together. He presented me with a brand new, cherry red Mazda Miata convertible.

I LOVED that car.

I named him “Herbie.” As in, the movie “The Love Bug?”

The very first week, I logged 800 miles, visiting every friend I had in the tri-state area.

FREEDOM.

For the first time in my life, I experienced the exhilarating sense of…

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Sucks to be Sam

If people divided up their life stories into chapters, all they would need is a suitcase. Skip the narrative and just dig through the contents. Forget the setting and the characters and the scenes. Look at the baggage tags, the corny tourist t-shirts, the souvenirs and the different kinds of sand, dirt and dust that collects in the edges of the suitcase.

You can gather a lot about a person’s life and what they’re about based on the things they jammed in the suitcase to bring back to loved ones and the places they’ve been. But that’s mostly with vacations, semesters abroad or internships in a different city.

Suitcases that plan on making a return home are very different than the ones that don’t. These suitcases are the real chapters in people’s lives. These suitcases are less about where their owner has been and more about where they’re going. Because…

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BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

By Allison K Williams

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Words on the page.

I am still married. My friend is still my friend. My lover is still my lover, and then he is not. Scroll up, and we are paying bills, or shopping, or sneaking around. Scroll down, we are fighting, or consoling each other on unhappy affairs, or breaking up over another woman. Zoom out, past the glow of the screen and my fingers on the keyboard, and all of it’s gone. I am in another life.

Now, I sort out themes and carefully choose incidents for a better sense of tension—tension! My God, there was tension!—my temporal continuity notes in all-caps, places to fill in more details highlighted yellow, the color of cowardice. I stall on a section for days, I don’t want to go there. I write forward instead, discover what should be in the past, what is missing from the path…

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” I AM THE BODY OF CHRI ST AND SATAN HAS NO POWER OVER ME, FOR I OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD. I AM OF GOD AND HAVE OVERCOME HIM, FOR GRE ATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. I WILL FEAR NO EVIL FOR THOU ART WITH ME, LORD; YOUR WORD AND YOUR SPIRIT, THEY COMFORT ME. I AM FAR FROM OPPRESSION AND FEAR DOES NOT COME NEAR ME. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER, FOR MY RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF THE LORD. WHATEVER I DO WILL PROSPER, FOR I AM LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER. I AM DELIVERED FROM THE EVILS OF THIS PRESENT WORLD, FOR IT IS THE WILL OF GOD. NO EVIL WILL BEFALL ME, NEITHER SHALL ANY PLAGUE COME NEIGH MY DWELLING. FOR THE LORD HAS GIVEN HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER ME AND THEY KEEP ME IN ALL MY WAYS. IN MY PATHWAY IS LIFE AND THERE IS NO DEATH. I AM A DOER OF THE WORD OF GOD. I TAKE THE SHIELD OF FAITH AND I QUENCH EVERY FIERY DART THAT THE WICKED ONE BRINGS AGAINST ME. CHRIST HAS RE DEEMED ME FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW. THEREFORE , I FORBID ANY SICKNESS OR DISEASE TO COME ON THIS BODY. EVERY DISEASE GERM OR VIRUS THAT TOUCHES THIS BODY DIES INSTANTLY, IN JESUS’ NAME. EVERY ORGAN AND EVERY TISSUE IN THIS BODY FUNCTIONS IN THE PERFECTION IN WHICH GOD CREATED IT TO FUNCTION. I FORBID ANY MALFUNCTION IN THIS BODY IN JESUS’ NAME. I AM AN OVERCOMER; I OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND THE WORD OF MY TESTIMONY
I AM SUBMITTED TO GOD AND THE DEVIL FLEES FROM ME BECAUSE I RESIST HIM IN JESUS NAME. THE WORD OF GOD IS FOREVER SETTLED IN HEAVEN. THEREFORE , I ESTABLI SH HIS WORD UPON THE EARTH. GREAT IS THE PE ACE OF MY CHILDREN FOR THEY ARE TAUGHT OF THE LORD.:

“Victory Confession Jesus, You are the High Priest over my confession and You watch over Your Word to perform it.  Therefore I declare that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God I am made to be victorious.  This is the victory that overcomes the world, even my faith. And greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.  I strip away every encumbrance, every unnecessary weight and every sin from my life. And I run this race with patience and I run this race to win. He always causes me to triumph in Christ Jesus.  Yes, in all these things I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. I am an unashamed worshipper I am a strategic servant. I am a bold believer in the promises of God. I am fully assured that what He has promised He will perform. My gaze is fixed on Jesus. I won’t look back, I won’t turn back, I won’t settle for mediocrity.  I’m raised with Christ and I seek those things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. I put off the old man and I put on the new man who is created in righteousness and true holiness. I rule and reign in this life through Christ Jesus.”

“Blessings Confession Father, I thank you that your blessing rests upon my family and me today. Jesus, You are the High Priest over my confession and You watch over Your Word to perform it. Therefore I declare that I am a partaker of the blessing of Abraham and I am redeemed from the curse of the law.  Everything I put my hand to today will prosper, and I will have good success. The blessing of the Lord causes me to increase in every area of my life.  I am blessed in my spirit with revelation knowledge and insight into mysteries.  I am blessed in my soul with a renewed mind and the wisdom of God.  I am blessed in my body with strength and wholeness. Your divine health in me drives out all sickness and disease. Today, I am a blessing to each of my family members and they are encouraged and inspired as they see You living in me and through me.  I am a blessing to my boss and/or employees today.  They trust me because I am profitable to them and this business will prosper because I work here.  I have the wisdom to solve every problem or dilemma that comes my way today on the job.   Today, I will walk by faith and not by sight. I will live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. I love righteousness and I hate evil. I walk in the favor of God and the protection of God all day long. My family members are blessed and protected today because I choose to abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”