Identity in Christ

Our Identity in Christ and What the Bible Tells About Us.

Three Things All Victims Need To Know

Beautiful red-haired girl sitting on the beach and crying.

Being in the counseling field, I have worked with many victims. I have seen a great deal of pain and suffering.  People are dealing with pain caused by another person. Victims can be harmed by a wide range of situations. Some victims were hurt by another’s words. Some faced repeated sexual and/or physical abuse. No matter the situation the hurt can be difficult to overcome. (more…)

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Are You A Victim? Overcoming Deep Wounds


Every person has been a victim of something at some point in life. Throughout my life I have been a victim of a dog attack and burglarized on a few occasions. I have had credit cards compromised.   Recently my husband and I were shopping. We used his credit card to finalize our purchase. Before we made it to our next stop, we received a notification that someone was trying to use the same card number in the Dominican Republic. The transactions were seventeen minutes apart and the locations were …

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wise woman

A wise woman from God’s perspective: If you have been following along with this blog series, you know we normally discuss a woman from scripture who might struggle with the labels we are addressing. I have searched for a while to find a woman who struggled with the “not smart enough” label, and I haven’t found one I feel confident enough to write about. When thinking about this and searching scripture I found that Scripture definitely talks about the unwise woman. The wise and unwise woman was described in Proverbs …

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5 Truths to Removing the Not Smart Enough Label

Not Smart Enough

Stupid and the Not Smart Enough Label Margaret constantly called herself “stupid.” She proclaimed she was not smart enough to make good decisions, handle pressure, say the correct things in public, ace a test, fix a small problem, be a good friend, and on and on. Her long belief of this lie constantly flowed off her tongue and it made me crazy.   She had labeled herself not smart enough and let everyone know she was “stupid”. If I heard her say “I am stupid” once, I heard her say …

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Believing You Are Smart Enough To Grow In Wisdom


Women have always longed for wisdom. How do I know? Look at Eve in Genesis 3:6. She was lured in to a death trap because she longed to be wise.   So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:6   Isn’t it interesting that the first time we see anything mentioned …

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Believing You Are Not Smart Begins As A Small Child

Not Smart

Have you struggled with believing you are not smart? Maybe even said, “I am not smart.” I remember not long ago thinking about my nine-month-old daughter and all the information she must learn. From her ABC’s to 123’s, she has a lot of learning to do. Unfortunately she will be judged by our society based on what she learns and how fast she learns it. We have talked about how we are judged in our society on our outward appearance, but we are also judged on our level of intelligence. …

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Are You Smart Enough?

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What you say about yourself affects how you answer the question, “Are you smart enough?” How many times have I called myself stupid or heard someone else call themself stupid? Too many times! We don’t mind calling ourselves stupid but would never call someone else stupid (or at least not to their face). (more…)

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Inner Beauty Vs. Outer Beauty

Inner Beauty Vs Outer Beauty

What is true inner beauty, I thought? Did I possess any? If yes, what did it look like? If not, where could I find it?   The reflection starring back at me in the mirror whispered, “not beautiful enough”. I was on my tenth outfit change and could not seem to conjure up the perfect ensemble to wear to a friends wedding, that I felt beautiful in. What was wrong with me? Why did I eat those chips and cookies two days prior? UGH! I would be beautiful if my …

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I Want to Be Beautiful

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Have you ever said out loud, “I want to be beautiful?” Have you ever thought it or felt it? I have. I have said it, thought it, and felt it. Measuring up to the “beauty goal” set in my mind has always been the problem. I truly believe that this is a universal desire and struggle for women. We want to be beautiful but never feel like we measure up. (more…)

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