Why is that we believe ugly lies about ourselves rather than the beautiful truths? I cringe when I hear some of the support groups start with “Hi, I’m Teri, and I’m a ______” It’s not about WHAT I am….but WHO I am…. Don’t let your issues (past or present) define you! “I am divorced.” Ok, not a lie…but it’s not my identity. I’ve been through … Continue reading Don’t believe the lies!
An Independent Woman. Something to aspire to? We sing songs about it, wear the badge proudly, teach our daughters…. Independent. Where exactly, in the Word, is this concept? (Hint….it’s not!) In the world, yes. In the Word, no. It’s not in His plan. It’s a lie. A lie we have bought in to hook, line and sinker. We are told and taught we should not … Continue reading I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T.
It’s one of those quotes shared all around social media sites. Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on. We all have a story. Our own unique journey through this thing called life. Throughout that journey, there are seasons. We go through ups and downs. Tragedies and triumphs. We tend to look at someone in the season they are in right now, … Continue reading What chapter are you in?
The role of victim can be easy to play. Often justified, people give grace to victims. Grace is nice to receive, especially after you’ve come away from something, someone, some traumatic event, some something that made you a victim… But we can’t be both a victim and victorious at the same time. We must choose to, at some point, put down the cloak of victim … Continue reading Victim or Victor?
Hey you… Don’t worry, this is not a re-hash about all the ugly stuff. We’ve been through all that with a fine tooth comb. This is about something I haven’t thanked you for. For a lesson I’ve learned along the way. For an eye opening epiphany. And for moments of reflection that brought me to my knees. Our relationship, the crazy, drama filled roller … Continue reading An open letter to my ex-husband
I was blessed to be able to attend Proverbs 31 Ministry’s #SheSpeaks15 conference in Concord, NC recently. I am still processing through so much of what I learned and exerienced. Imagine 800 women, all called to write, speak and lead, coming together to learn, to worship, to connect…and zero competition. Rarely have I seen such a spirit of encouragement and support. This is God. This is … Continue reading She Speaks…and she speaks…and He speaks through all of them!
As I am preparing to go to my very first writer’s conference, I’ve been able to connect with some of the amazing women who will be attending with me. I’ve already learned so much from them! One of those lovely ladies, Karen Sweeney-Ryall, has nominated me for the Liebster award for new blogs! I am humbled. Please visit her blog and show her some love at www.BecomingMyBestMe.com. … Continue reading Nominated for a Liebster award!