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Just a Taste to Whet Your Heart’s Appetite

Have you ever been so wrapped up in learning and preparing for a  a new thing, that you lose track of time and realize that the thing you should have done fell through the cracks? I ask you that question because I did not get a blog or any social media encouragement ready for you last week. I had every intention of carrying it through to completion. However, I am in the process of changing […]

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Boundaries: What To Do When Others Push Back Against the New You

Eleven years ago, when I surrendered bitterness to the Lord and forgave the one who hurt me, I gained a new confidence in God and myself. It made me want to be more transparent and open with my faults and victories. I became passionate about grace and truth in balance – the Gospel. I was convinced that He was Life, Living Water, Bread from Heaven, My Rock and the Light. He knew every one of […]

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Let Yourself Grieve What Was Lost

“The abused child has much to mourn. She grieves the loss of the family she would have wanted, and the safe, warm love that family is supposed to represent. She grieves lost hopes, lost safety, lost innocence. She grieves her childhood. And she grieves the view of the world as a safe place.” “Secret Survivors” by E. Sue Blume This quote is so powerful to me. So many verbal, emotional, and/or sexual abuse survivors have […]

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Gaslighting: Defined & Defeated

I have recently had a name put to what I just thought were lies I was believing about who I was and what I was capable of that flowed from my past abuse. It is called gaslighting. It flows from a movie in the 1940’s where a man did something in the attic to the lights in the house so they would dim from time to time. When his wife would ask him if he […]

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50 Years of Discovery: Evolution of My Emotions

Discovery 2:  Emotions Before I remember being a little girl and immobilized by fear. Fear of strong personalities. Fear of being wrong. Fear of being known. Fear of getting in trouble. This led to much timidness, with no courage to step out and be different. I had a stubborn streak, but when push came to shove I pulled into my shell for safety. No one knew the real Kristin for years until I proved I […]

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