Hustle Hard

We've all heard that slang term, "Hustle Hard," haven't we? Maybe not all of us, so I'll break it down below. Hustle (verb): to move hurriedly, busyness with persuasion, movement with excitement, obtain by forceful movement. (Used in a sentence: The man 'hustled hard' for his record deal to sell out and become famous). Sometimes I think I'm a…

Embrace the Grace

According to Webster's dictionary: Grace (noun): courteous goodwill; respect; courtesy, politeness, poise.  God gives us grace. Grace is the divine favor we are given from God. It is love and mercy (the punishment we deserve for our sins) from God because He desires us to have it, not because we have done anything to deserve it, but because…

The Battle Within

Do you struggle with a battle within yourself? Are you tired of being your worst enemy? Have you ever wondered why you feel such turmoil within? Do you seem to be constantly fighting the voice inside your head versus the small, still voice that is within your heart? That still, small voice within your heart…

A Victorious Mind

What does victory mean to you? What does it look like for you? According to Webster's dictionary, victory is defined as "an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition." Another definition states, "achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties." Some synonyms…

Let Freedom Ring

Let freedom ring. When I hear that, I think of the song that describes the liberty and freedom we have for the pursuit of happiness in the United States.    I think of the liberty bell.  What does freedom mean? According to Webster's dictionary, freedom is the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved; deliverance; liberty…

Our diagnosis does not equal our identity

A mental illness diagnosis can be devastating, especially in a world filled with stigma. Mental illness. They say crazy. I say gifted.  ______ Mental illness is defined as a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment on daily functioning. There are various diagnoses, for example: ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder,…

F.E.A.R.

It's been awhile...the devil has really been trying to keep me down. Trying to take my voice and the ability to write what the Lord speaks to me. BUT, God's children never stay captive for He is our rescuer!   F.E.A.R.= FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL!   The feelings of FEAR are so common and REAL.…

The dark cloud, ‘depression’

Depression. The silent killer. It’s like having a dark, heavy rain cloud above your head at all times. It’s always a storm, an ongoing storm that never stops raining. Sometimes there is thunder. Sometimes there is lightning. Sometimes there is both, but the rainfall never stops. It is painful. More painful than physical pain that…