Yes, I was a victim of abuse on more than one occasion and by more than one person claiming to love me.
Now, I am a survivor who has committed her life to sharing about the redeeming power of God’s mercy and grace. Sounds good right, but HOW did I get here? I can honestly say that I didn’t get here on my own. God put people, resources, and a way of escape in my journey towards freedom and healing. It was up to me to accept them and for a while, I refused to.Read More
As an author, I am frequently asked what are some of the books I enjoy? I decided to compile a short list of books I have read or am reading as we close out this year. Have you read any on the list?Read More
Hey there! If you are anything like me then you love a good sale! I used to have an issue with buying myself things. Something referred to as buyer's remorse. It's a real thing! I would buy, then take back before ever getting to enjoy what I had bought. It got so bad one time, that my friend told the Sales Rep, if they saw me come back in the store trying to return an item, to turn me away! Why did I have buyer's remorse? I honestly felt bad investing in myself. I thought, "Well that money could have been put to use elsewhere." The thing was all of my responsibilites had been taken care of: bills, children, etc., yet I still struggled with buying and not returning things for me. I can hear my mother's voice now saying, "Every payday do something for you. I don't care if you just buy yourself underwear, buy something for you." She warned that I may go on to regret not doing so because at that point, I was just living to work and pay bills. As a Domestic Violence once victim, now Survivor, I had to have a mindset shift that it was truly okay to do something for me. I had to learn that I was worthy of an investment (in myself).Read More