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    You are protected, even though you can’t see the protection or the specific details of understanding how a greater power protects you. My experience: I go home to see my parents; I travel the same route each time. To make it a safe ride home, I always pray before I
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    Peace is looking for you. Be open to allowing it to flow through you. As I go through the difficulties that happen in ‘real-life,’ I take some time, quiet myself, and pour out those feelings of uneasiness, turmoil, doubt, fear, or whatever it is I’m feeling that’s causing me to
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    Beautiful people, as such a time as this (COVID-19 in 2020), I’m wondering….Why?  But then, I get a glimpse within where I see how God works it out, but it takes patience, faith, and communing with God daily to see His hand move in a mighty way. So, if you’re
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    Have you ever wondered, ‘when is it going to be my time…?’ A question such as the one mentioned above could refer to those things you pray about, that un-joyful situation you want to be over, the family member you’re concerned about, or it could refer to you wondering will
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    Life. What is it? How do you handle it? What does one do when they feel lost in life? The researcher in me has me wondering about ‘life’ because some moments life will bring you joy, then other moments life will bring you those unwanted emotions you don’t want to
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    In this lifetime, we are not omitted from a crisis of some sort happening. Whether it’s financial, spiritual, emotional, relational—a crisis of some sort will find its way to you. The priceless question you may ponder in your head from time to time, is, “how do I overcome something that
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    Life will happen. It happens when you least expect it to happen. It happens when it’s an inconvenience to you; it happens when something else is already happening; it just happens. The Creator does not give us the specific day, nor the time situations happen. He gives us the opportunity
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    Are you silently walking around wondering why God allowed all of this to happen? That’s a common thought that comes across many minds, so know that you’re not on an island by yourself. One of my favorite books of the Bible is Job (ha! someone told me that they see
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    Are you in a place today where you feel God has forgotten your desires? Your desires could be several different things where you’re waiting for God to change ‘it,’ or waiting for Him to bring something into your life that you’ve wanted for quite some time. Wherever you are with
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    Have you ever wondered if God has your situation under control? Well, I want to use this blog post to inspire you and to let you know God has everything under control because He created you, time, the air you breathe, and the daylight and nightfall you experience each day.
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    Questions: How do you hold on to the Hand you cannot see? Or How do you trust that the Creator of the universe has the outcome under control? These are legitimate questions that as a human being, you may ponder. And that’s okay because He does not expect you to
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    Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like the world is caving in on your most hopeful dream, or that person or situation is making you feel frustrated, anger, resentment, etc. towards them or the situation? When you find yourself in one of these types of situations,
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    There have been many times in my life where I felt anxious, afraid, confused, defeated, agitated, and some more emotions that led me to calm my nerves with something extrinsic, such as ice cream! With all of these unwanted emotions, the one thing they had it common was that they
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    Is your journey what you dreamed it would be at this point in your life? As I answer the question silently and sometimes out loud (especially in my ‘come to Jesus’ moments), my truthful answer is… No. No, because I didn’t think I would deal with loss, illness, frustration, not
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    This post was originally published in April of 2017 and has been updated. As I ponder where I am at this very moment in life, I’ve had some awesome days, and I’ve had some days where my shoulders felt so heavy with the burdens life brought that I wanted to
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    Have you ever been in a place where you don’t know what to do next? The only thing you do know— is how confusion, chaos, and frustration rings your doorbell each day. Beautiful person, I’m here to share that when you don’t know what to do next, stand in a
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    No one’s life is exempt from trials and tribulations. It’s all in how you navigate those trials that give you the strength to keep going. Oh my! It’s been a long time since I have popped up in your computer space. You may be saying to yourself, ” where has
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    How faith automatically comes with an action How faith automatically comes with an action came to mind because I didn’t really have a title for this blog post, but since I know in the blogging world, one needs a title, the title above circled around in my soul. A little
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    How to get close to God when He seems far out of reach God is everywhere. As humans, we tend to think that we can’t get close to Him because we can’t touch or see him with our natural eye. At times, you may feel that you are not connected
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    Existential crisis: How you can overcome it An existential crisis is one that often lurks around and doesn’t seem like it will transition into something better. Have you ever found yourself in a situation that has been the same day in and day out? If so, what do you do?
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    Moments when giving up becomes the right thing to do in life There are moments when giving up is attractive because you become tired, and your mind jumps to what it would be like if you were to ‘throw in the towel’ and give up. In these moments, giving up
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    How being intentional positions you to see changes in your life Each time you look for something, you are intentional about being intentional. Being intentional about seeing something different in your life is not always an easy feat, but it’s needed to receive the changes you want to see in
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    When your prayer goes unanswered, here’s what you can do Prayer is a direct conversation with God, our Creator, even when our prayer is unanswered. As human beings, for some of us, it’s not simple to leave something be and trust God to answer what we prayed about. So, what
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    When a situation seems hopeless: Here’s how to keep going God gives grace each day for you to take it one day at a time, not a week, month, or year at a time. A recent situation I’m the type of person that does not like for things to be
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    When you keep praying, but nothing seems to change Lord, I keep praying…are you ever going to answer? If you can relate to this statement, know that you are not alone. As a human being, it’s normal to want God to answer prayers on the timetable you establish. But, what
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    Life is not comfortable, but it will get better. Life is not comfortable, nor is it structured in a way where we get what we want when we want it. But, life does present itself in a way where we can see ourselves on the other side of the struggle
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    How to connect to peace in the midst of life happening Peace is available whenever you need it, but where does peace come from? How can peace be available in the midst of chaos, turmoil, sadness? It’s these type of questions that may have you trying to figure out how to
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    Change is a process: Don’t give up while it’s happening Change happens when you want it to happen.   Has it changed for you yet? Last week I released episode 24 of the Lessons In Loving Naturally podcast entitled When is it going to change. In this podcast, I discussed what
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    When you want the change to happen for your good When it comes to an undesirable situation or season in your life, what happens when you keep praying to God for ‘it’ to change, but the situation does not change? I’ve learned that change does not happen by accident. It
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    Really? What is the purpose of all of this, Lord? Purpose in life is often revealed in those uncomfortable moments when it looks like life is not getting any better. Now, let’s go back to the title of the blog post. Really? What is the purpose of all of this,
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    The no you hear in life is an ultimate yes Have you ever felt rejected after you worked diligently and you didn’t get what you desired, the relationship didn’t pan out, you didn’t get the position you applied for, or what you keep praying for seems like it has taken
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    Comprehending God’s timing leads to frustration Comprehending God’s timing is not possible because the Creator does not think the way we do, but as you wait, it can become the safest place to arrive at on time. Have you ever wanted something to happen on your timetable? I know I
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    How are you pointing your character compass in your life? Character, an element that speaks to how we treat ourselves and those connected to us. Because you were created with an intention in mind, how you intentionally point your character compass can position you in the direction that brings life
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    4 Ways to get you through your drought season in life Every drought season has the potential to receive rain in due time. Where you are in your life right now may not be the most exciting, most exhilarating, or most incredible point you could ever imagine you would be
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    Complimenting yourself is an ingredient for self-love Complimenting yourself is a direct reflection of self-love. When you can admire who God created you to be, you don’t look for others to validate your value and your beauty because your awareness of His creation feeds your soul. As human beings, we
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    How being in the wilderness produces your brave moments Your brave moment is the root of faith and courage. It is also your opportunity to be in the wilderness. Facing each day when all is flowing in the direction you want it to go, takes minimal faith. On the other
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    How to realize you can’t control it so that you can return to peace Control is an action that can alter one’s peace of mind. As humans, it is our natural urge to want to control a situation so that it goes the way we desire, or get the person
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    Discover how to be at peace with God’s timing in your life Time may be uncomfortable right now, but with that uncomfortableness— God is preparing you inwardly to receive what you will see with your eyes. When it doesn’t feel like you are moving in the direction you want to
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    The Courage to keep going as life keeps happening Courage is available in the midst of life happening. The goal is to tap into that courage by not relying on your own strength.   If you have experienced victory in your life—–courage was involved. When you saw the manifestation of a situation turn in
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    Feeling alive when life keeps happening to you is possible Feeling alive on the inside is a beautiful experience to have when life is happening all around you. On April 1st, the celebration of Easter spoke to the hearts of many people. The fact that God rose from a place of deadness
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    Finding the balance in your life that will lead you to peace Finding your balance… Finding the balance in your life can be a challenging task when being pulled in different directions. Most of us have different tasks we do in a day. And when we do those tasks repeatedly
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    4 ways to begin handling the emotions from being heartbroken Every undesirable emotion you feel is an opportunity for God to show you who He is. The emotions that you feel are real because you are a human being that was created to feel different things when different situations arise.
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    What you can do to love again after a heartbreaking experience The experience may be difficult to consume mentally, but know that you are in a position for things to get better. Loving again after a heartbreaking experience can be the most challenging thing your soul has ever tried to do. In
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    Praying. Are you ready for the answer to arrive? Each time you pray for something to change, you have to be mentally prepared. My quick story….   So, I have a couple of things that I’ve been praying about, and these things are life-altering, life-changing, and could be an awesome
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    Don’t give up in the midst of being determined in life The determination you have is the root of seeing the situation change. Listen on the go! Being determined Every time you are determined, you are one step closer to the vision that keeps circling in your head. The most
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    Moving forward in the midst of life continuing to happen The desired part of your journey looks far away, but the current destination is where all of the change happens. Be encouraged. Life will throw you for several loops at one time. Each loop you have to go through will
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    Feeling out of love? Intentionally demonstrating love will help the situation The love you intentionally create when it’s difficult will soften the situation. I get it! Sometimes, you may not want to read the post. Listen while you’re on the go! Since February is the “love” month, I decided to
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    How to begin the process of overcoming an imperfect situation Be human on your journey because you were not created to carry around perfection. For this article, I decided to share a love note that I wrote back in 2011… It’s amazing when you find things that meet you where
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    How to keep going in life by tweaking your mindset When what you desire does not show itself — keep going.   Need some inspiration on the go, or don’t feel like reading? Listen to the podcast where I encourage you to keep going!  I’ve been there On January 8th,
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    Feeling like you made a mistake in life? It may not be. When you feel like it was a mistake, that feeling is costing you something. As I scrolled through my Instagram feed,  I was reminded of a post on my feed entitled ” Are you done?” Fast forward six months,

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