Yes, I was once a prisoner. You are probably thinking why haven’t I told you this before. Well, first off I’m speaking metaphorically. I was emotionally imprisoned. Anger, shame, bitterness, and unforgivness all kept me from being completely free.
I kept my past emotionally buried in hopes that I could go on with life like that. I thought that I could just erase it from my memory and it would be like it never happened. This worked for a while but I was fading away. I would have things happen that would trigger anger and fear and I didn’t know why.
Honestly, I thought I was doing well. I was level headed and rational. I didn’t think there was anything to fix. Here is the thing, I thought I had forgiven who I needed to forgive but I hadn’t. I never realized the person I needed to forgive was myself.
Many of us are living in shackles and we don’t even know it. The only way to truly become free from being a prisoner is to give everything to God and to forgive. In Psalm 34:18 it says, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We have to allow God to come in and work on our hearts. A lot of times when we go through hurtful things we put a wall up and that is what prevents God from working in our hearts. We have to choose to allow him to work in us.
It wasn’t until I allowed people to pray for me that I was finally released from my past. It was a process though. It took a while for me to get to the point of finally letting go. I’m so happy that I was finally able to be set free. It has done wonders in my life. Whatever you might be dealing with it’s important to know that no matter what you have been through, you too can be set free.
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The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety states that the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the 100 deadliest days to be on the road if you are a new teen driver. It’s important to teach good driving safety habits to our teens and our family members.
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Ladies, jean shorts are still in style. My thirteen year old brought to my attention that he couldn’t wear his jean shorts anymore because they are no longer in style. That may be true for the men who are keeping up with the latest styles, but for us women we can still rock the jean shorts.
In the world today it can be difficult to stay grounded in your faith. Society has a sneaky way of getting you to second-guess your core values. We are tempted and deceived by worldly things all the time. Negativity has a way of sucking the life out of you and can overcome your happiness.
We love to get on the road and travel. Whenever we can stop in a small town we always try to make the time. I might be a little biased because I’m from a small town, but I think small towns are charming and they can have the most unique places. I think people seem to overlook the smaller towns because they think they don’t have much to offer. In reality, most small towns are full of cute, personable shops and food options. We learned of this town from my aunt and we fell in love with it. We have been to this town multiple times and I wanted to share the many things to do in Bastrop, Texas.
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Don’t forget about a special day that is coming up. Father’s Day will be here in less than two weeks. Most of our men are not too picky when it comes to gifts. They really are simple creatures as the saying goes. Finding the right gift and it being meaningful can be difficult. I’m listing some ideas for you below.
Most days I wear my hair straight but I wear it down. I sometimes wear it naturally, which is wavy, or I wear it up in a messy bun. Being a busy mom and wife, homeschooling mom, and an entrepreneur; it’s hard to find time to be creative with my hair and to do something different. I recently started to do an easy new style that I wanted to share with you. It takes less than 2 minutes and it’s super cute.
Finding the right makeup products can be difficult. Once you find what works, the difference it makes is amazing. Have you ever done the same routine forever, make the choice to change something up, and then you realize how did I ever live without this?