The "C" Word

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What word comes to mind for you? In my life right now, the word, Cancer comes to mind. It's what I have been dealing with since I received the call in December of 2016 confirming my diagnosis after mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. Cancer sucks, by the way. A double mastectomy with lymph node axillary dissection followed in January of 2017. Stage 3 Metastatic Breast Cancer was the official diagnosis when it was all said and done. Another C word that accurately describes my feelings after receiving the news was, confused.  I was unable to think clearly. Quite bewildered. How could I have cancer? Why do I have cancer? So many questions came to my mind. Things were going so well for me in my personal and professional life. I had school…
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When your reality conflicts with what God said…

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How many of you are in a transitional phase of your life? You've received a word from the Lord and you are waiting for it to manifest.  The reality of your situation is not lining up to what was spoken. You're waiting on God, but my question is: How are you waiting?  Let's consider, two examples: God spoke a word to Abraham that He will bless his seed with land. He said that all the families on earth would be blessed through him. He told Abraham that he could count the stars in the sky and that's how many descendants he would have. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were wondering how when they didn't even have a son to begin with. Also, he and his wife were very old, well past child…
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Where we are weak…

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God is strong.  The Lord says that where we are weak, He is strong. ​​ “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬  “So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭31:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬ When do you actually find out how strong you are? When do you find out what you're made of? How much can you endure?  It's through trials and tribulations that we all face in the world.  I was sitting outside this morning enjoying my coffee and reflecting on this season of my life.  I was reflecting on the…
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Faith it and you will make it

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Have you ever heard the term, "Fake it until you make it?" Most people have. Do you know what it means? It means to imitate confidence and competence with an optimistic mindset.  You do this until it comes to pass.  The "faking it" part is acting in a way as if it was already true. The "making it" part is the hopeful realization that it will come to pass. You have to believe in yourself even to fake it. You have to be confident enough to pull it off. You must act the part. Faith it and you will make it! This is the meaning of Faith: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 Having faith means to hope and…
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