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Pause. Heal. Grow.
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Pause. Heal. Grow.

Life is a journey. It’s not a destination. We’ve all heard this, but it’s always helpful to hear it again. The same is true for our spiritual growth and healing from childhood trauma.  I found myself for many years, striving, working hard in my own strength, trying to push doors…

Why Trauma Survivors Fear Change
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Why Trauma Survivors Fear Change

I grew up in a home filled with trauma, abuse, addiction and pain.  Recovery has been a long road, and I am still learning.  When I first decided it was time for a change, I quickly became terrified.   Maybe you can relate.   Maybe you come from a similar background…

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Change is Never Easy

What should you do when you feel like God is calling you to make a change? When I felt God was calling me to leave my job so I could speak and write a book it was one of the most confusing, depressing, and sometimes even isolating times of my…

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Your Story Isn’t Finished

Are you in need of some encouragement? Do you feel like you will never get over the effects addiction has had on your life? Click on the link below to be inspired by Paula’s story of healing and hope from trauma and addiction. Episode #13  Addicted: Your Story Isn’t Finished

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Trauma in the Church

Before I share my heart with you on this topic I would like you to know I am not a doctor, psychologist or therapist. What I am is a person who suffered a long time with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder and many other self-harming behaviors. After I gave my…

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Holidays Can Be Painful

After reading my title you might be wondering what I mean when I say holidays can be painful, but I feel it’s important for others to know how I feel around the holidays, because I know I am not alone. If I am the only one that feels this way,…

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What’s Your Story

I share my story to help others find healing and freedom from trauma and addiciton.   Someone once asked me, “don’t you get tired of sharing your story?” Well, I have a strong answer for you today, No, I don’t.   Right now I am praying for a family who’s…

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For Those Who Have Been Abused

I feel others need to understand the battles that some people may face if they have experienced some type of abuse, whether it’s physical, emotional or sexual. We might think that no one will understand the things we have went through, but to often there are many people suffering silently…

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Eating Disorders Are Exhausting

If you have ever struggled with an eating disorder you will probably understand what I am about to share. If you know someone with an eating disorder I hope I can help you better understanding the battle that goes on in the mind of someone struggling. I have struggled with…