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Emotional Freedom

We all have a blueprint. It’s the design God had for us from before we were formed in our mother’s womb. He made us a specific way with a specific plan for a specific purpose. I used to tell my kids, “You were made on purpose for a purpose.” The more we live out of how we were designed, the more fulfilled we feel and the greater the impact we see.

But we all know that life happens and it can leave us far from that plan. The struggles that keep weighing us down also keep us from connecting with God and the people around us. They keep us from entering into the wondrous adventure of life.  These wounds, lies and walls around our heart can keep us in a prison without physical walls.

I was 25 years old when I wanted my life to be different. Early on in the process, The Lord started with a very simple concept. The concept was this: That although I wanted to stop all the hurtful stuff impacting me and to be healed, it was actually my wholeness I was to pursue. This was a huge shift for me. I could see the pain – what do I have to do to make it stop? But, as he turned my focus to the wholeness of his plan, I received so much more than the absence of pain. I received life and life more abundantly.

He has this for everyone. This page is the place where I will share some of what the Lord has done to change my own life and some concepts that help bring me back to that original blueprint. I’m not a doctor, pastor, theologian, or therapist. I’m just someone that that was tired of hurting. I’m someone that Jesus never left as I walked out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Emotional Freedom Blog Posts

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Lessons from Irma: Don't Get Sucked into the Riptide of Doubt and Fear

It was wild preparing for Hurricane Irma. A new experience for me. Well, not all of it was new to me. As single mom for 17 years, I developed this keen understanding of oncoming doom and, along with it, a sense for what was needed to prepare for every scenario I could think of. I got […]

Summer Slowdown 2017

You might recall last year's summer slowdown (my first one, I might add) consisted of Reading a few books, embroidering and making a queen sized quilt (another first) and a few summer activities. It was very satisfying. The break from hectic and getting into a rhythm of rest rejuvenated me for the fall season. I loved it […]

Words, Even in Italian, Make History

When we were in Asiago on our trip to Italy I had picked up a free copy of Asiago Magazine. It was a special edition for the 100th anniversary of the Giro D'Italia (the major bike race in Italy like the Tour d'France). Flipping through it, I quickly realized it was mostly in Italian. The pictures were good, though […]

On the Edge of an Adventure

Christmas is just a few days away, and not far behind that, New Years. As the year comes to a close that familiar year end evaluation, shift, and position has been happening almost automatically this year. It seems particularly strong, almost pulling me along. I have a intense desire to get rid of stuff I don't […]

Speed Bump

Haven't posted for a while. But I thought I'd get back to the topic of dreams. When talking about my dreams, it's easy for me to get caught up in the excitement of the start. It's also fairly easy for me to finish strong. But somewhere along the way, the middle gets hard. My dream has […]

Cranky Days Need Squeaky Shoes

We all have cranky days. We get up that way, something upsets us, things just keep going wrong. It can get to us. But it doesn't mean we have to stay that way. Check out this short video a friend posted on Facebook. My favorite part is when she is squeaking away and turns around one last […]

The Power of Encouragement

"Light is sown like seed for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart." Psalms 97: 11 When I started this series I honestly didn't know I would have so many posts. There have been so many comments as well. It seems to be something God is awakening in many of us. As I was […]

Five Things to Cultivate Your Dreams

We all have dreams and desires of the heart. If life has pushed them out of reach, they don't have to stay that way. My young adult life was mostly about surviving. No time for dreams. Really, it was just working as hard as I could to turn my life and the life of my […]

Daily Delights—A Key to Dreaming

For many of us having dreams is a luxury. Our lives are busy and stressed out with real things that have to get done. I sooooo understand. But life without joy is survival. Our dreams connect us to something more than tasks, works and responsibilities. So when life gets busy, and our dreams have are buried, […]

The Risk of Only Satisfying the Imagination

Dreams. Ideas. Inspiration. Imagination. Creativity. Spontaneity. No matter what you call them, we all have them—times when our imaginations leap with a spark of an idea or dream. They are secret moments of exhilaration inside of us. We can keep them to ourselves, share them, act on them, or stifle them. Whether they are a […]