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The nightmare and the warrior: step 2 – position

This is a continuation of a previous post, sharing of my personal deliverance from decades of recurring nightmares.  Hopefully you’ve read the previous two so that you have a background of understanding regarding this blog series. Me:  “Pastor, I started having dreams again.  I haven’t had them in years, but they’re back.  I know what to do…

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The nightmare and the warrior: about forgiveness

If you are/have been reading along in “The nightmare and the warrior” series that started here, first of all – thank you!  I realize that this subject matter is not “everyone’s cup of tea”, and if you have been reading along – it is likely because you have some familiarity (by personal experience or someone you know) with the…

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The nightmare and the warrior: step 1 – prepare

This is a continuation of a previous post, sharing of my personal deliverance from decades of recurring nightmares. I am sharing out of obedience to my Deliverer, believing that my story will be an encouragement to others who may be tormented by nightmares, as well as those who may suffer from PTSD, or anyone that is…

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The nightmare and the warrior

I have spoken a little about my past in other posts (under the Fear Not category).  Perhaps not in great detail, but I have not kept silent out of shame.  I know full well that my past does not define me,  neither shall I allow it dictate the course of my life – present nor future.  This non-negotiable fact is born…

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From a full heart

I’m a new blogger, still finding my way and learning what works and what doesn’t.  Which is why so I appreciate the great advise that is so freely given by those who have gone before and succeeded.   In fact, just a few weeks into my blogging adventure, I read a great tweet by Ninie Hammon reminding…

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But God

I recently attended a fund raiser for women in crisis and watched a video in which several young women shared their stories of abandonment, abuse, and failed relationships.   My heart ached for each woman, and my mothers heart wanted so very badly to be able to give them a long and comforting embrace.    Thankfully, their individual stories are gradually being transformed on…

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Water Walking

In a previous post, I spoke of having a recurring stream of thoughts, ideas, and scriptures for the last several months.    It’s been rather like something is trying to be birthed within me … but how does one go about giving birth to something when you don’t yet know what it is?  As I opened my heart to new possibilities, I…

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What is your ‘brand’?

Personal Branding is a relatively new term, but the practice is as old as time itself.   In its simplest terms, it is the condensed representation of your personhood; character, interests, values, image. In short, it is your reputation (online and offline).  And now a days, carrying forward a unified brand from one social media platform to…