Reviving Confidence

This past spring, I attended a ūüé•musical ūüé•that my child's school produced. It was a series of short "snip its" from different Broadway shows. It was spectacular and such fun to watch! I noticed a particular student in the¬†musical who exuded confidence. This¬†teen is involved in multiple activities and beams with great security. It's quite …

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What are You Waiting for?

"I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out Your precepts." Psalm 119:45 To trust what one says, includes¬†taking it at¬†face value and¬†starting to walk the thing out! I find this especially¬†evident in parenting young babes.¬†I remember a time when my little one had done something wrong.¬†He hid it in his heart and …

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Facing the Unexpected

  A circumstance, a loss, a physical hurt, a rejection....pain comes in different forms. No one is immune to suffering. ¬†It is something we all have to grapple with. The past couple of weeks,¬†I have been involved with several people wrestling though different kinds of heartache. Some dealing with a sick child, some with choices …

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The Negligence of “13 Reasons Why”

This precious girl does such a great job sharing her heart, journey, thoughts and love for God with all her readers. I agree that “13 Reasons Why” is absolutely negligent. I do not appreciate Hollywood and their reckless decision making. Clearly, they do not have a grip on the seriousness of kids AND adults who are struggling so today. Hope you will take a moment and read this. (((HUGS)))

BeautyBeyondBones

‚Äú13 Reasons Why.‚ÄĚ

The Selena Gomez ‚Äď produced Netflix show that remade the YA fiction novel by the same name.

The topic? Teenage Suicide.


The ‚Äú13 Reasons‚ÄĚ refer to the 13 cassette tapes the victim, Hannah, left behind, explaining why each of the 13 people on the tapes were to blame in¬†why she took her own life.

I didn’t want to watch it. Clearly, this is not a light subject matter, and not particularly something I wanted to watch alone in my studio apartment in New York. But given my affinity for Justin Bieber, and as a result, his first love, Selena Gomez, I wanted to see what she produced.

And well, after watching all 13 episodes in less than 48 hours, I have some thoughts. Strong ones.

Suicide is never the answer. It should never even be an option. Let’s get that right out of the way from the…

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When There are No Adequate Words

I‚Äôve been thinking about this most sacred weekend for a while now. Thoughts about Christ swirling around in my head.¬† I‚Äôve been reading Scripture and wanted to write about the moments preceding His death, the actual day it occurred or the space in between the day of death and the rise of victory‚Ķthe time frame …

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My Story

Though my daughter has had a much different childhood than we expected, I can say with certainty that she has experienced the love and strength of Jesus Christ amidst affliction. I pray you are blessed and encouraged as you read her story….

Southern Dreamer

Slothilda Sloth ProcrastinationWell, this is probably waaaayyyyyy overdue.

ūüėĄ A little procrastination gif for all my fellow procrastinators out there ūüėČ But, getting down to what this post is really about‚Ķmy story. More of my testimony really. Feel free to grab a coffee or chocolate chip M&M cookies *coughnotthatI‚Äôvebeeneatinganycough* and read on.

Growing up in a Christian home, I’ve always believed in God. But it wasn’t until 2005 that my relationship with Jesus went to a completely different level. We were still living in Florence, Alabama then.

My parents had started to realize that something was wrong when I began to fall asleep at random times during the day, collapse during laughter or when experiencing excitement, and being unable to make it through school hours without going to sleep multiple times. My mom believed that I had narcolepsy, but I was six years old. Children ‚Äúthat young‚ÄĚ did not get narcolepsy ‚Äď‚Ķ

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Man’s Demands vs God’s Commands: Persevering in the Right Things

I am not a runner but my husband used to be. He explained the excitement of starting out fresh and full of energy.¬†The¬†beautiful brisk wind whisking across¬†his face with each glide. The pace¬†set and with every step, a reminder of what is passed and what is yet to come. Inner motivation chants, "You've got this. …

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