Tag Archives: purpose of pain

Stretched To The Limit

March 27, 2014

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stretched to the limit, pulled

How often have you been stretched to the limit, felt like you’ve reached a breaking point, or been brought to your knees? Sound familiar anyone…  My favorite part has to be just when you think you can’t handle anymore and God says, “Ah-hum… excuse me, but yes you can!” http://jessiejeanine.com/2011/11/23/the-gardener/ I am a firm believer that […]

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How To Move On (denial and the 5 stages of grief)

February 2, 2014

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A guide to help victims become survivors. Can anyone else relate to this? “I don’t want to be a victim OR a survivor! I want to live an alternate reality. I don’t want this to be my reality and I spend a lot of energy trying to avoid it. I do pretty good until something […]

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How To Move On (let the fight fuel you – part 2)

January 31, 2014

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Heart on Fire - from victim to survivor

A guide to help victims become survivors. QUESTION: As a survivor, how do you let the fight fuel you? Another words, how do you let the fight for survival – the grief, guilt, anger, and even the hate – fuel you instead of drain you, after you’ve been victimized or suffered great trauma? Have you […]

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How To Move On (freedom in remembering – part 1)

January 27, 2014

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Break Free!

A guide to help victims become survivors. We’ll try to answer the questions that have come in one at a time. I pray this stirs much discussion which others find useful and encouraging! I received another email recently and in part, I was asked “how” is it possible to write about all this stuff if […]

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Quit Trying So Hard!

January 16, 2014

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“Why do you try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” “Why do you try so hard to live a normal life when you were born to live an extraordinary life?” I have been asked questions, such as these, by people from all walks of life ever since I was […]

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Scars are Beautiful

January 8, 2014

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Scars are Beautiful

Do not tell me I am beautiful If my scars you have not seen… The scars on my arms and legs From being stabbed and cut with blades, The scars on my back from being whipped, Or the scars across my stomach from being sick Do not tell me I am beautiful Not until you […]

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Before I Give Up

January 6, 2014

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I Love You!

*This is a re-post from another blog called, “Die Trying.” An incredible woman dedicated this post to me called, “Dear Jessie” after reading my story “Kidnapped” and I’d like to share how it has affected me. Dear Jessie Kidnapped To Jessie Jeanine Silenced by the struggle, determination, hate, love, fight and courage all rolled into […]

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Be Careful For What You Ask For!

January 2, 2014

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Be Careful For What You Ask For!

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Be careful what you ask for?” I learned early in my faith what it means and how often it can come true, but I don’t think it matters what you believe in (whether it’s religion, science, karma, etc.) Be careful for what you ask for, because you might just get it! […]

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No Way Out!

December 9, 2013

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No Way Out

Have you ever been involved in something only to wish you could find a way out? Perhaps after many vain and desperate attempts you still haven’t succeeded and felt stuck?  Sometimes I think we’re so busy trying to find a way out that we don’t realize when God is telling us to stay in. I don’t […]

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Home Alone and The 5 Stages

December 5, 2013

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home alone

So, for the first time in months since we left NC, I have been home alone. My daughter has been visiting with friends again and catching up on old times. Even though I miss her, it’s nice to have our own down time as well. The first couple of days were a lot of fun. […]

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