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Shattered Pieces

Shattered Pieces

There is One who is:- strong enough to lift you out of the deepest pit- capable enough to mend your shattered pieces - gracious enough to offer you a new chance - loving enough to extend a lifetime of grace- caring enough to turn your deepest pain into joyful dancing- alive and active enough to be the Abundant-Life-Giver But don’t take my word for it!  Rather, listen to David, the...

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Lies Women Believe

Lies Women Believe

One Sunday after church, more than 20 years ago, I asked for prayer. I don’t remember what I said, but the pastor replied, “You need to know your identity in Christ.” He called over his wife, asked me to share with her what I had just shared with him, and she also said, “You need to know your identity in Christ.” I didn’t know what that meant. It was the first time I had heard those words. That...

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Eating Disorder Testimony

Eating Disorder Testimony

My story. We all have one. And by sharing, we can extend hope and encouragement to one another. I would love to hear yours! ...By the 8th grade, I was in the depths of anorexia nervosa. While my parents knew I had lost weight and were beginning to worry, I was able to hide the severity of it until the summer before 8th grade. It was while on vacation in Myrtle Beach that my parents saw me in a...

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Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Perspective

Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Perspective

(Watch video here.) More than 30 years ago, my family began one of the hardest journeys, if not THE hardest journey, we’ve ever faced: my diagnosis of anorexia nervosa and the subsequent years-long road to recovery to find the hope, healing, and harmony I have shared about in my testimony.   Today I am so grateful to share my mom’s perspective. Any parent or loved one who feels alone,...

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Hope ~ Healing ~ Harmony

Hope ~ Healing ~ Harmony

“If I told you my storyYou would hear hope, that wouldn't let goAnd if I told you my storyYou would hear love that never gave upAnd if I told you my storyYou would hear life, but it wasn't mineIf I should speak, then let it be of the graceThat is greater than all my sinOf when justice was served, and where mercy wins!Of the kindness of Jesus, that draws me inOh to tell you my story, is to tell...

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The Life-Giver {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 5}

The Life-Giver {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 5}

Wrapping up the sharing of my testimony, suffice it to say, He truly did complete the work of healing and freedom that He had begun in my life.   Over the next couple of years, old thoughts and beliefs would at times try to creep in, but the difference now was that I recognized these as the enemy’s fiery darts and knew how to fight them (with the truth of God’s Word).  In time,...

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The Joy {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 4}

The Joy {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 4}

“You need to know your identity in Christ.” The moment I heard those words proved to be life changing. Women from the church and older students from the campus ministry began to share the truth of God’s Word with me, what the Bible said about not only who I was but Whose I was, and slowly but surely the strength of the prison bars (that I could see in my mind’s eye) began to lessen.  The...

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The One Who Mends {Eating Disorder, Part 3}

Despite reaching a healthy weight (changing on the outside), nothing had changed on the inside. No one had a remedy for the thoughts and beliefs that still plagued me. During the years of seeing the psychologist, I had been given a list of affirmations to read, such as “I am a good person.” After reciting this list a few times I thought, “Who wrote this? They don’t know me. I don’t believe...

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The Help {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 2}

The Help {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 2}

I was in the depths of anorexia nervosa.  While my parents knew I had lost weight & were beginning to worry, I was able to hide its severity. It was while on vacation that they saw me in a bathing suit & gasped, stunned, with no idea of what to do. Knowing we were away for the week, they tried to talk to me: “Just eat a piece of toast.” I couldn’t. “Just eat a banana. It’s healthy.”...

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The Pit {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 1}

The Pit {Eating Disorder Testimony, Part 1}

I loved ballet. It was my passion.  My dream was to become a professional dancer. My parents did whatever they could to help me achieve this dream, whether driving me to the academy every day or planning family trips to NYC so that I could take classes with esteemed instructors. Being an only child, I was grateful for their support & love. They willingly sacrificed their time year-round...

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