Scared to Walk Alone

My daughter and I left a Target and walked to the car. She wanted to take a picture of something. I watched her take the picture, and then we got into our vehicle. I told her, “If you are with friends or alone, please be careful not to get distracted. If you happen to have … Continue reading Scared to Walk Alone

Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change

The last few days, feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness, and anger have been ruminating in my soul. I have not found the right words to describe my feelings. But, I cannot wait for the right or politically correct words anymore. Racism needs to end now. Police brutality needs to end now. The violence needs to … Continue reading Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change

It is Never a Good Time to Worry

I read a devotional this morning on the Bible app, You Version. The study is entitled, “How to Stop Worrying.” The devotion defined worry as to torment oneself with cares and anxieties. As I read that definition, it felt like a 2x4 to the face. Everyone has thoughts on the things that most concern them. … Continue reading It is Never a Good Time to Worry

Exhausted Temporarily

I have a terrible habit of comparing my beginning to other's years-long journeys.  The social media posts out there drip with humble brags and accomplishments.  In my early twenties, many of my peers had finished college and entered the workforce, I was right in the middle of enduring trauma.  My confidence and motivation were squashed … Continue reading Exhausted Temporarily

Making Waves

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 Certain situations rile me up with anxiety. A visit to the dentist guarantees an anxiety attack. It would upset me that I couldn’t go to the dentist without an issue. The shame was real. I would ask myself, “why couldn’t I get past this?” … Continue reading Making Waves

I’m Just Not Feeling It and That’s Okay

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. -Psalm 40:1-3   … Continue reading I’m Just Not Feeling It and That’s Okay

We Need to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy

I wrote the post below for #lionslightinternational This is Colette, here. I run the social media for #lionslightinternational Honestly, I feel like absolute crap. The issue is I allowed myself to believe the lies of the enemy. I believed I am worthless, un-lovable, and non-existent to others. The enemy loves to distract us from remembering … Continue reading We Need to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy

Worry Accomplished Nothing

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3   Worrying is not of God.  Yet, worrying is my constant companion.  Somehow, it brings me comfort. I believe that if I worry, bad situations will not catch me off guard and I am prepared in some way.   My only child, my … Continue reading Worry Accomplished Nothing

Laugh it Off

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart, the spirit is crushed.” Proverbs 15:13 There are people out there that laugh off their embarrassing moments. Then there are those like myself who turns beet red and hope the ground can swallow me whole. A few years ago, there was an embarrassing … Continue reading Laugh it Off