November 30, 2019
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and enjoyed for those of you in school enjoyed a break! I know I did. This year we decided to just stay home, we had a very low key Thanksgiving and it was great! I made sure that this weekI was thanking my Savior as much as possible because just think, if wasn't for Him none of us would be here today. We would be living in a broken world with no hope of the future whatsoever. I cannot even begin to imagine my life without Christ.
This week I was not really sure what the topic should be. But, then I remembered something that I really struggle with as I fight this battle for recovery. That is worldliness. I am not sure about you, but I often times find myself caught up in the highly set standards of this cursed filled world. I set my standards and looks extremely to high to come out and find my self extremely disappointed. Then after this happens I ask myself, why I allowed myself to be so let down when I know the things of this world don't define me. But then I come to the realization that a majority of the people we see on a daily basis are caught up in the same world junk we are caught up with. There are so many people on earth that do not know where they stand as a human. So many people that think they are useless simply because they don't look like the magazine model, make as much money as the famous actor, have the same family relationships as the picture perfect Instagram family or make the grades the strait A student in your class makes. But I am here to tell you that the things of this world don't matter. You're worth is found in the One who created you. The Savior who died for your sins, the King who reins above all else. Read Colossians 3:2
I love you all so much and hope that this week is a big source of encouragement to help you through this upcoming week!
November 23, 2019
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in only five days away? I know that I cannot. I hope you all had a good week and were looking forward to this weeks update!! This week I have really been thinking about why I had to go through this disorder, why did God choose me when it could have been anyone else in this world. It was not until I read Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." This verse spoke to me, when I read this I immediately l knew why this happened to me. God chose me because He can see the entire picture whereas I can not. He saw before I even began to have symptoms of anorexia that by telling my story I was going to impact and encourage so many other. With the hopes of bringing each and ever person who reads it to the love of Jesus Christ.
I know this might be hard to think about, but just as a pearl doesn't just appear, sometimes we are not able to see our true selves without going through all of the "dirt, dust, and destruction" of our lives. All you must remember is that God can see it all, Jeremiah 1:5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Therefore before the light and darkness was created by the Creator, He knew about us and the impact we would make in this world. So keep on, don't give up, whatever you are fighting is not too hard for God. Just keep trusting and He will use this for good. I love each and every one of you so much and pray that by these weekly updates you are forming a closer relationship with God.
November 16, 2019
I pray that you all had a good week and are getting ready for the holiday season. I don't have any idea about you all but my family has come prepared. We already have one Christmas tree set up and I am ready to continue decorating. I have come to learn that decorating/cleaning/organizing are all fantastic coping skills for me to used when I am stressed about anything. Now coping mechanisms are different for all people so if you are not a neat kind of person, don't go home start cleaning and expect all of your anxiety to go away. In fact it might even bring you some anger or frustration. But, learning new ways to deal with anxiety, depression, OCD, etc. Is all a process of trial and error but when you come across your top choice (for me it is talking to God through prayer) you will get this feeling of knowing that skill will help you. However, be prepared because sometimes these ways you try can bring on other emotions as well.
Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that I pray for each and everyone of the people who visit my website on a daily basis. I would love nothing more than getting some specific prayer request for each of you. You can do this by emailing me or opening the green "Let's Chat" button on the bottom of this page. There is also more information on this under the "Prayer Warriors" tab.
This week, I really wanted to focus on fear. Now we might have already done this topic, but it has been on my heart this week especially. Read Pslams 34:4. Just two days ago I was put face to face with quite a big fear for me. A person in my family was going to undergo surgery. I don't know if this worries you but I know it surely does me. So, when this day approached I started my morning calling out to God to take this fear from me, to allow me to enjoy this day and seek Him with thanks not worries. But, I knew the only person who could eliminate this fear of mine was the Lord. I prayed quite a bit Moree than usually that day because of the situation we were in. All the praise is given to God for the amazing recovery she has begun. Now that I look back, I have no choice but to thank God for all the miraculous things He has done in my life. I cannot even begin to imagine where I would be right now if I was not a follower of Him. So if you have not prayed to the Lord to come into your heart and save you, I would encourage you to find someone you trust that would be able to help you through this. Because trust me, He is a forever changing God.
November 9, 2019
Hey!! I hope you all have had a great week! I have been so excited for this weeks post because I wanted to let you all know that my Christmas wrapping fundraiser has begun. My goal is to be able to donate something for all of the paitents at the Children's Healthcare Hospital that I was admitted into when my eating disorder got out of control. Whether it be money or a actually gift, I hope that by doing it this year that my website name and ultimately God's grace will be spread. So, if you dread Christmas wrapping, don't hesitate to get in contact with me. I would be more than happy to help and plus it is for a good cause. Also, if you all don't mind continuing to make BBB known to others. Whether they look like they are having a hard time with something or not, everybody has their own struggles.
This weeks lesson is going to be about God's love for each and every one of us.
In the John 10, the Lord explains how Jesus is the Good Shepard who cares for ALL or His sheep.If you really think about what He is saying, Jesus is the Shepard and we are His sheep. He cares for us and He loves us. Now think about how much your guardians love you it might feel extremely large or maybe somewhat minimal. But, you must remember that no matter how much, God loves us more than we could ever imagine. After all, He sent His one and only, sinless, perfect, pure, holy son Jesus to be put to death on the cross just so that our sins could be forgiven. I really hope that this encourages you all to remember that no matter what, you are always thought of and always loved.
- 21 boxes have been sent out!
- The farthest visitor on BBB was from Germany!
- There are an average of 340 visits per week!
November 3, 2019
Can you believe it is already November? I know I can't. I hope that everybody had a fun and safe Halloween. I just wanted to let you all know that I will soon be starting my Christmas wrapping fundraiser. I did this last year in order to donate glitter jars to all of the patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. But this year I will be giving half of the money that I raise to Bounceback Beautifully and the other half will still be going to CHOA. So, whenever I put the form out of Facebook, Instagram, and BBB be sure to get in contact with me if you need help with your Christmas wrapping.
This week I really wanted to focus on prayer. I don't know about you but sometimes I feel like there is no other way out of a situation, or maybe I feel alone, or maybe I just want someone who will listen to talk to, the only way to do all of these things is by praying. I think that we often times forget to pray until we are in a dyer situation like maybe we are about to take a test, or you are scared for your safety. But to be honest, we are called to talk to the Lord all the time. Not only in those times when you need help, but also in those other times. I personally forget to thank the Lord for all He has done in my life. I get so caught up on the problems that I want solved or the times I need help that I forget to praise Him and thank Him for all He has done and is doing. I think for me personally, I struggle most with the steps to prayer but, I have something to help with that. Have you ever heard of the A.C.T.S of prayer? Well ACTS is an acronym used to show us the steps to prayer.
A - Acknowledge
Praise Him for who He is ...
C - Confess
Ask Him for forgiveness, because we are sinners...
T - Thanksgiving
Thank the Lord for all that He has done in your life and the lives of others.
S - Supplication
Make your needs known to Him.
I think for me, this acronym really helps me to prioritize my prayers. I know for me if has further my walk with Christ, and maybe it will for you too. Thank you all so much for keeping up with my blog. I am so thankful for this trial the Lord has lead me through so that I could come out on the other side and use my story for His glory.