Residing in the small town in Nebraska for a little over a year now it has become a place where I call home. Diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, Major Depression, and Major Anxiety it has been a very hard and long struggle for me. Working with a therapist and psychiatrist and a support network of friends which have become a surrogate family for me; helping me to find faith and belief in myself. Still I do struggle with Self-harm among other issues. Within the pages of this book the words speak of my struggles, my ups and downs, my beliefs…and lastly…my dreams. These words which lie within these pages do not just reflect upon me but upon the global community in one way or another. May you find understanding and reflection that you are not alone.
Residing in the small town in Nebraska for a little over a year now it has become a place where I call home. Diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, Major Depression, and Major Anxiety it has been a very hard and long struggle for me. Working with a therapist and psychiatrist and a support network of friends which have become a surrogate family for me; helping me to find faith and belief in myself. Still I do struggle with Self-harm among other issues. Within the pages of this book the words speak of my struggles, my ups and downs, my beliefsand lastlymy dreams. These words which lie within these pages do not just reflect upon me but upon the global community in one way or another. May you find understanding and reflection that you are not alone.
INJURED AND SCARRED BUT NOT BROKEN – Queen Esther viewed herself as; injured and unclean. In fact, in her eyes, she was damaged goods! She was always comparing herself to others. To her, others looked so holy and so clean. If she could only be a virgin all over again and make the right choices. Not just a virgin in the physical, but in every way. She just felt she was not clean enough to be of any value. Molested as a child, then as an adult tangled up in strongholds of adultery and fornication. Raped at gun point and almost beaten unrecognizable. Also, as a single parent having her children torn away from her by the system. Throughout her whole life being told something was wrong with her brain, and she would not manage things as others because of mental illness. Have you ever heard the phrases “Your test is your testimony!” and “Your mess is your message”? Queen Esther lives her life as an open book. Transparent for the sake of making a difference in someone else’s life. She did not always make the right choices when it came to partners (singled or married, men or women) and activities (whatever they wanted and how). Dealing with the flesh and mental illness and sometimes just giving into the moments. Queen Esther exposes what one may consider “her dirty laundry” to help others clean up theirs. Workbook inspired by her books – Sexually Driven and Sexually Driven II THIS BOOK CONTAINS SOME ADULT MATERIAL
Love can be most painful when it ends. If your relationship has just ended, these comforting but uplifting quotes can sooth your soul and heal your heart. Breakup quotes can be a great source for healing and help you move forward. Together with beautiful images, these quotes are even more powerful. Download Today
What does it really mean to be broken? To be fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece, or in working order, or to have given up all hope. Have we not all felt this way at some point in our lives? Sometimes it was one major blow shattering us into a million pieces. Other times, it was many small cracks slowly breaking us down. Maybe right now you have been hit and you are falling apart or you are just feeling your purpose slowly drift from your hands. Maybe this happened recently or maybe it was years ago. Whatever your circumstances, we were not created to live this way. Although our bodies, minds, and spirits may be attacked daily, there is a way to piece ourselves back together. There is a way to find purpose for our lives and to reignite a passion for a more meaningful life. I do not possess a magic potion or equation capable of producing a higher level of living, but I know someone who does contain the answer and I found it more correctly stated, I found Him.
In her greatly anticipated Holes in the Soul, Dr. Betty Mitchell pulls the covers off of the hidden sexual and incestuous abuse that has long been a secret and thus, a powerful weapon in the hand of Satan against the body of Christ. She exposes with succinct clarity the devastating effects of this abuse and shows the step by step road to recovery for both its victims, survivors and perpetrators. Thousands upon thousands have been emotionally damaged, scarred, battered and broken through all types of abusive situations and circumstances. Many (over 50% of the Body of Christ) have been emotionally damaged by divorce. Others have been emotionally damaged as a result of sexual abuse, incest, death, the abandonment of a parent, the betrayal of a friend, church offense, rejection and many other unresolved and unmet issues of life. This book will allow you to see and work through each of these areas in a clear and concise manner. It is a must read for every church leader and minister of the gospel of Christ who has a burden to effectively minister to the people of God.
Graduate student Autumn McShane has had her share of heartbreak. She’s been abandoned and betrayed and she lost her beloved mother in a tragic car accident five months ago. That loss damaged her body and fractured her spirit but she’s learning to recover, until her ex-boyfriend returns to town, intent on making her life miserable. Declan Fraser hates her ex as much as Autumn does, but the last thing she needs is to put her trust in the hands of another man, especially one like Declan: his hard body and lulling Irish accent makes more than a few girls weak-kneed. The talented rugby player is rude and sarcastic, with tattooed, muscular arms and a cocky attitude, but he's the only one who can help Autumn win an ill-advised bet that, if lost, could cost her more than she's willing to pay. The reluctant alliance between Declan and Autumn stirs up cravings she doesn't want to admit, but Declan is a hard man to resist. Just when Autumn starts letting down her carefully constructed walls to the sexy bad boy, he betrays her when she needs him most. Autumn suspects Declan has secrets, and she is determined to uncover what drove him away from her, even if that means fraternizing with the enemy. But will the truth return Declan to her arms or add to the scars on her heart?
He promised that he would never hurt you like that, and you believed him. Life was good, calm, serene—you felt like you were living in a dream. Then it came to pass that a storm descended upon your dream. Dark clouds hovered and lightning flashed. Arguments brewed, but the storm settled and soon the sun came out and your heart was safe. He showed you he cared and that he would be your hero even in the storms. Other storms came, but you survived together. One day in the midst of a storm, he turned to you and broke his promises. He walked the plank, dove into the ocean, and swam away from your sinking ship. All hope for love vanished, and you were left alone in the dark. Your heart was that beleaguered ship, and you watched as it sank beneath the merciless seas. Heartbreak. It’s a challenge we almost all face at some point in our lives. Despite it being one of the most devastating and pivotal events a person can endure, though, it is far from hopeless. Whether you’re going through heartbreak right now or are unable to move past it, this book is a guide to your healing process. Its unique perspective offers personal and scientific insight into relationships. You can heal, grow, and move forward in your life and relationships with renewed confidence. The question is, will you take the first step?
It is with great excitement and gratitude that I share the messages, poems, and not-so-random thoughts given to me by the Holy Spirit and in which I have incorporated my photography. I have enjoyed capturing God's beauty through my lens since I was a child. I began my journey to learn how to be still and listen to God after a life-changing year that included multiple broken bones, a tragic car accident that took the life of my sister, multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and the loss of both parents only six days apart. But God spared my life and gave me a new perspective. I realized He is in control, and I needed to start paying attention. He began to show me images and give me messages through the Holy Spirit. I hope you enjoy these Spirit-led messages and poems as much as I enjoyed receiving them. It is my prayer for each person to find comfort, peace, and joy within these pages. The living waters of the Holy Spirit pour into us and overflows, so we can pour into the lives of others. May you find grace and love for yourself and others.