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Kathie Powell
Let's talk about trust

Let's talk about trust

I had broken his trust and he didn’t know yet.  I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat and I couldn’t go to work. I curled up in a ball.  I was about to lose everything. It wasn’t until that moment I knew that I truly loved him.  That I had found love, the love I had craved.  Maybe it didn’t start out right. Maybe it was a young and impulsive kind of love…. But we had the best conversations, laughed together, like each other and loved each other. Now, I had destroyed all of it.   It was my own fault and...

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Kathie Powell
Who's responsible?

Who's responsible?

After I became a Christian I felt I could be vulnerable because God loved me just as I was. But when I told my story to someone close to me and they replied they weren't like me, they didn’t have a rock-bottom story. So...that statement validated what I believed to be true, sad feelings aren’t normal. I wasn't normal. I needed to hide that side of me. I remember feeling embarrassed by being vulnerable and talking about the pain I was feeling.  Now finding Jesus gave me a beautiful new beginning but I still hadn’t learned to share my pain...

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Kathie Powell
I'M FINE

I'M FINE

I learned to suppress my feelings about everything. I learned not to trust myself or how I felt about most things. I learned to take my direction from someone other than myself. I learned that my feelings were not valid and were best kept hidden. I learned there was something wrong with me.  By the way not one of those statements is true!!!!  I learned to be a very good actor, to pretend to be FINE.

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Kathie Powell
February's many moods...

February's many moods...

February moods are exactly what we need. Go play in the snow, wear layers to work with the temperature swings, eat some chocolate if your heart desires, show someone you love them (especially yourself) and read a good book or listen to an inspirational podcast to learn more about how to effect change positively.  As always LOVE MORE. 

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