Words of Encouragement
Beth Manos Brickey is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a yoga instructor, and a blogger with a love for food and wellness. She was chosen as one of four bloggers to compete in the Canyon Bakehouse Sammie Smackdown, a challenge to create the tastiest gluten-free sandwich. Canyon Bakehouse will donate $10,000 to the winning blogger’s charity of choice, and Beth is competing for Joyful Heart. You can vote for her sandwich up to three times a day until August 20.
We talked with Beth about her popular food blog, Tasty Yummies, and her healing journey as a survivor.
Abuse can happen even without physical violence. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, watch for these signs of emotional abuse in a relationship.
1/9 You don’t feel in control: Control is a common theme throughout the answers to a survey on emotional abuse conducted by the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness. Feeling like your partner is controlling to the point where you lose your independence is a red flag for emotional abuse.
Through circumstances beyond my control, and too complicated to try to explain, I was forced to take a prolonged leave of absence. God made known to me that He wanted me to expound on the love that He has for all of humanity upon. God reveals in Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is…Read More
The anointing is a simple thing! It is the power of God activated in a person’s life when they believe. Isaiah 10:27 says, “The yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Another word for yoke is chain. The anointing destroys bondages, chains, and anything the enemy tries to place on us. It has the potential to change everything in and around us! But it will not set us free from the works of darkness if we don’t understand how to activate it.Read More
She had an assault charge pending against her husband. Despite a court order that had prohibited him from having contact with her, he had come to her residence, and in a fit of rage had choked her with his bare hands. She literally feared for her life. The police had records of his previous…Read More
The church was small; only around 70 people were present, including the youth. The elementary school age children were seated on the floor around the altar as I ministered to them through music and humor on Sexual Abuse & Prevention. There was a woman with a five-year-old daughter visiting that evening whose family had…Read More
Last week we witnessed hatred and violence in its ugliest form: racism. We then witnessed a public and political debate about the “proper” response. At a time when you would expect all people to come together to condemn bigotry and to pray for peace, the lines of division only seem to deepen.
A few thoughts on my mind this week: Not politics, but peopleRead More
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