Just Show Up – Breakup with Fear

By |2018-08-13T13:08:55-07:00August 13th, 2018|Blog|

I woke up this morning, from a restless sleep, having the oddest feeling I am falling short. From what, you might ask. And that I can't answer. Later, in the car, I heard this new song by Francesca Battistelli "The Breakup Song" and fell in love with the tune and the words. https://youtu.be/H0wpP5o7xpI Little [...]

GUEST POST – Preventing Child Abuse in the US

By |2018-08-06T14:35:30-07:00August 8th, 2018|Blog|

Occasionally I'll allow a guest post such as this to come in as I see the need to have the people in the right positions to help with the abuse epidemic in this country. You never know, I might have a reader who is asking themselves "What do I want to do with my life?" [...]

Just Show Up – Today I am …. the 1 or 99?

By |2018-08-06T14:14:17-07:00August 6th, 2018|Blog|

It is a shame and embarrassment to see that it has been over a month since I have written a post. If you are reading this then thank you, as you are probably one of the few still following! ;) Ha, listen to me, being self-deprevating. In the name of Jesus, I renounce this spirit [...]

Just Show Up – PTSD…it is more prevalent than you realize

By |2018-06-22T11:36:47-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Before we end June I didn't want to go completely silent. I am slowly getting my 'groove' back... we are STILL not back in our home from Hurricane Harvey so it has taken its toll on me emotionally and my creative bug just isn't ignited. But, this, too, is a part of PTSD...which is why [...]

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Just Show Up – What You Can Do When You THRIVE!

By |2018-04-17T07:39:35-07:00April 17th, 2018|Blog|

God has been working! I am currently at a Association of Fundraising Professionals conference in New Orleans where I have been learning more about treating our donors well! Which is a no brainer, of course, but I am just trying to figure out how to get our donations to match the growth that we are [...]

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Just Show Up – Mercy

By |2018-04-03T14:43:49-07:00April 4th, 2018|Blog|

I was on a SKYPE interview with Igniting a Nation “Revealing the Truth” with Rev. Eric Walker to talk about April Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month and during the break we spoke briefly on what I had been going through this past year. (This interview can be found at www.ianbn.com) I told [...]

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Just Show Up – You Are Not Alone

By |2018-03-20T14:27:27-07:00March 21st, 2018|Blog|

Day by day I seek out the blessings that are offered, not to be a Pollyanna, but because it’s a necessary practice or I’d drown in sorrow and despair. In the past 18 months I’ve lived through more trials than given in a span of a lifetime. With each new trial I immediately remind myself [...]

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Just Show Up – No More

By |2018-03-07T10:41:03-07:00March 8th, 2018|Blog|

This week the #MeToo movement has merged with the #NoMore movement and the conversation continues with what we will no longer tolerate. Interestingly enough, I have been putting myself through a ‘reboot’ of inventorying who I am, what I stand for, what I want and what I will and won’t tolerate. Essentially this is exactly [...]

Just Show Up – FREEZE!

By |2018-03-03T07:29:38-07:00March 5th, 2018|Blog|

Fight, flight or freeze. This is a concept we speak of often at Hopeful Hearts Ministry because 99% of us who have undergone some sense of traumatic event have carried a hefty bag of shame across our shoulders for years because we didn’t fight or run. Only in the past decade has the truth to [...]

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