Category: self-conflict

6 Steps to Handling Doubt

A friend recently reached out to me with the following question: “How do you handle fading faith.” Luckily for her, I had recently gone through a season where I struggled with increasing doubts and unbelief (fading faith) regarding a promise God made to me. So here goes, 6 steps to handling doubt. Be self-aware. Label…

Discovering By Design, doubt, fading faith

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Stronger

Late December 2019, instead of changing into my swimwear and dashing into the water (after a hot 30-min walk), I found myself sitting on the banks of Rio Don Diego, Colombia, oddly reflective. I pondered the upcoming year and one of the paths I felt God was trying to set me on (at the time…

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The Price of Frustration

I hit my computer on three different occasions today! On the third hit, my spirit stopped me in my tracks with a “Wow! Wow! Wow! Atta girl! Stop! Something’s not right!” I paused and immediately did a self-assessment to identify what was the root cause of the behavior that went against the fruits of the…

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Who is in your bad?

This week has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. In one of the first rounds I experienced, I felt like I had totally lost my footing. My first reaction was to feel sad, overwhelmed and lost. My perspective focused on the black and white where either things worked out the way I wanted (meaning a…

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A Way to Conquering Anger

Early in life I recognized two facts: I did not have a talent for cussing (quarreling and cursing). Since I never entered a match that I was bound to lose, I avoided the back and forth trading of barbs and curses. When angry, I lacked the time or patience to beat around the bush. When…

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Lonely and Alone

This one is tough guys. This one is hard to write. Last week, much to my amazement, I heard myself saying, “I’ve changed this year. I feel much lighter.” It was strange but I’ve never thought much beyond the changes that I had felt in my gut needed to be made. Neither did I examine…

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I Don’t Even Like Wine!

I guess you can say that the cat is out of the bag with my post title, huh? I remember the first time I had wine…my initial thought was “who in heaven’s name would drink this horrible-tasting stuff?” Well, hello, it’s clear that I did for years… Fabulous toast to my idiocy…? After my first…

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Complaining…

As my vacation came to an end, I spent long moments reflecting. These moments were quite different from the first half of my vacation. Those were days I spent on a cruise mingling, making new friends, enjoying the entertainment and exploring new locations. These were all activities designed to feed my outgoing side. The only…

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A Ziplining Lesson

Recently, I went on a work trip. Part of the trip took us to Y.S. Falls where I tried 5 ziplines for the first time. Like any first experience of that active nature, I didn’t quite know how to feel but as the experience continued, I picked up a couple lessons on the way. Before…

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