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Kathie Powell
2020 Breakdown to Breakthrough

2020 Breakdown to Breakthrough

Have you ever stood in a room and felt invisible? I felt that way, even though people smiled at me and engage in some small talk. It was almost like I was having an out of body experience.  I felt so fragile.  I had always been able to wear the mask (this was before COVID) and put my game face on and suck it up. We had a saying back at work “Leave your crap at the door and fake it till you make it”.  Today I couldn’t. It all came in with me. I felt helpless. I was so...

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Kathie Powell
WORDS ARE POWERFUL

WORDS ARE POWERFUL

“Words are the most powerful thing in the universe…. words are containers. They contain faith, or fear, and they produce after their kind.”  Charles Capps

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Kathie Powell
Suicide...it's not an easy conversation

Suicide...it's not an easy conversation

Matthew 5:14-16 Msg “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?  I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand-shine!  Keep open house; be generous with your lives.  By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with...

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Kathie Powell
Fitting in verses belonging

Fitting in verses belonging

When we are given the gift of space and self-discovery, we have an opportunity to grow and become more of who we are meant to be.  Hopefully with empathy for ourselves and others without harsh judgement for either. Remember judgement requires punishment and shame.  We need to realize people can leave our lives for many reasons that have nothing to with us or everything to do with us.

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