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The Broken Part
Personal coaching helped me realize that sometimes I respond and react to situations as the little girl in me, rather than the smart, capable, strong woman that I am today. My coach asked me to write a letter to that little girl. Because I’m a writer, I decided to write it as a story instead. The character that represents me as a woman is “Big” and “Little” represents who I was as a girl. I …
Oh, to Be a Scarecrow
In the 1978 movie, The Wiz, the scarecrow's missing brain made him think he couldn't win. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a young girl and being jealous of the scarecrow because he didn't have a brain. That's why he was so dumb happy. No brain, no thoughts. No thoughts, no worries. The way I saw it, scarecrows were winning. I'm a thinker. I've always been a thinker. My thoughts carry me away …
5 Things I Write…And You Should, Too
I love to write. As it turns out, God is a fan of writing things down. Don't believe me? #readyourbible "Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud…" – Exodus 17:14 "Write down for the record everything I have said to you, Jeremiah." – Jeremiah 30:2 "So write down the words of this song and teach it to the people…" – Deuteronomy 31:19 And of course, our all time …
Introducing Stacia Wilson: “My Journey Begins”
Stacia Wilson is a South Carolina writer, blogger, and credentialing coordinator in the insurance industry. She lives a full life with a heart that spills over in love for her two children and five grandchildren. The youngest of three, Stacia is a creative spirit who enjoys writing, drawing, reading, and swimming. Stacia’s passion is providing safe spaces and productive places for young girls to heal and blossom into the best version of themselves.  At the …
That Thing was not THE Thing
The beginning of the year is a time of reflection for many people. In addition to setting new goals and embarking upon new habits, we tend to be reflective. We take a look at the past. Some of us take a quick glance and say "Thank Ya Jesus!" to avoid being turned to a pillar of salt like Lot's wife. That's Genesis 19:26. #readyourbible Others, may look back and mourn lost loves, missed opportunities, or …
Do You (but with an *)
My social media timelines are filled with very inspiring, motivating people. A common theme among them is the "do you" message. Do what makes you happy. Do what works for you. Do whatever you want to do. While I have spent over a decade trying to get people to be authentic…essentially "do you," I think the asterisk is important here. The only way that "do you" works is if you actually know who "you" is …
Six Months Into Grace
Well, half the year is over and I'm still living, moving, and have my being in God's grace. My #oneword for this year is "Grace." Every year I choose a word that embodies my goals and directs my personal strategy for achieving those goals. My one word basically serves as a reminder throughout the year. It informs my decision making. It informs which opportunities I pursue and which I will refuse. Each year, my one …
That Thing was not THE Thing
The beginning of the year is a time of reflection for many people. In addition to setting new goals and embarking upon new habits, we tend to be reflective. We take a look at the past. Some of us take a quick glance and say "Thank Ya Jesus!" to avoid …
Clothe Yourselves in Love…and a Mask
I can't believe that with over 160K deaths we are still in debate about whether or not to wear masks. Americans— this includes me— are fed up with not being able to do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and with whom we choose. I'm …
Eating: It’s Definitely A “Thing”
Eating has always been a "thing" for me. I've been obsessive about my weight since I was fifteen and broke a hundred pounds on the scale. 104, to be exact. I'll never forget it. That same week my dance instructor told me "You're gaining weight. Watch that." Not sure if …
Thanks for Nothing
I've spent the month of November studying and practicing gratitude. Every day I made a list of three things for which I am a grateful. I challenged myself to remember all that God has done in my life. Last week, subscribers received an email urging them to remember the things …
Stick to the Plan
It can be difficult and frustrating to navigate our faith while being a part of a family where everyone is not on the same page of the Bible or maybe they're not in the book at all.  In John 7 Jesus' brothers encourage him to go to Judea to the Jewish …
Judge Much?
"The Bible says not to judge" is a favorite response from people who do things they know are wrong.  Anyone who has actually read the Bible (Matthew 7:1) knows that this is not a correct quote. After all, there are plenty of places in the gospels where Jesus told people …