Last night as I lay in bed with my husband, there was a “scene” that began to play in my mind. This is nothing unusual because I experience this often. This scene involved my husband causing me emotional, mental, and physical pain, and the end of the scene involved a rape. Again, nothing unusual for me. However, at the part where my husband was raping me, I realized this is not something I wanted to continue doing. So, I prayed, “Lord, rewrite the script”. Immediately upon saying those words, I heard myself praying, “Lord, remove the imprint from my brain”. This is when I realized that my past experiences were continuing to live within my brain, my memory. I continued to play the events of my life over and over again, nightly. Continue reading
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As I sit here in front of my computer, a thought came to me: I don’t think many of us, me included, really understand the sacrifice that Christ had to endure for our lives. I say this because if we did, we would not, could not, do some of the things we do. These questions enter my mind, “how much will you pay for your life? How badly do you want to live? What is your life worth to you?” Knowing that some people feel worthless and may not value their lives as high as Christ does, I thought about my mom, and how much would I have given to have her here with me again. Then, I thought about, if given the opportunity, would I have exchanged my life for hers. I would. Continue reading
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With the beginning of fall, 2013 is beginning its wind-down. Many of us had hopes and dreams for the year that haven’t come to pass yet. Maybe we received a word from God that hasn’t manifested yet and we’re tempted to give up and give in. Maybe it’s a New Year’s Resolution that we forgot about in February. Or maybe it’s something heartbreaking like the loss of someone special. Whatever it may be, Gospel artist Conrad Miller has a word for you: Keep Pressing. Continue reading