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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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Women Encountering Jesus

As I have been sharing how the Lord is working in my life, I wanted to return to a newsletter article I wrote last year that speaks to how encounters with the living God, no matter where He enters our story, can change our lives, moving us forward in a direction we would never have imagined. I hope you find it encouraging to where you are as the Lord uses it to challenge, strengthen, and […]

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The Lies We Believe

LIES… NOT outright untruths that we would recognize in a nanosecond, BUT an artfully crafted web of truth with lie woven in. Baby Steps in healing and living forward with confidence in Christ and without fear of the future, begins with recognizing the lies Satan whispers into our lives and the ones we create when life happens differently than we expect. Satan takes our shame and creates a scenario where we believe things happened to […]

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Baby Steps

I can remember the tentative steps around the couch and chairs. Newly discovered skills of being upright on little feet. I would watch both my kids do this and think they will walk soon on their own. I remember we had been home to visit parents when my daughter – our oldest- was 10 months old. And in the airport my Mom and sister were hoping to see her walk before she and I boarded […]

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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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