Category Archives: Victory Journal

Revolution

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with social anxiety (all kinds of anxiety, really!)  In counseling, I’ve been learning that this anxiety leads me to try to figure out ways to control and manipulate the world around me in order … Continue reading

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Faith Unraveled

. I thought salvation [meant] having the right opinions about God and that fighting the good fight of faith [required] defending those opinions at all costs.  I was a fundamentalist because my security and self-worth and sense of purpose in … Continue reading

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Reminded of what I know to be true

For many weeks now, my husband has been getting paid double time for working days he’s not ordinarily scheduled to work.  Because of this, combined with my job at Amazon, we’ve completely paid off one of our credit cards and … Continue reading

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He will guard you in all your ways…

I recently told a friend that I struggle with fear concerning our vehicles.  Later during a session, Jon told our counselor about his fear that our van was on its last leg.  Our counselor gave us some wonderful advice that … Continue reading

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Dancing

I believe that part of tearing down walls involves allowing myself to be seen – truly seen – “warts and all.”  In light of this, I’ve recently been putting myself into uncomfortable situations and allowing myself the freedom to really … Continue reading

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It’s not always faith, sometimes it’s just stubbornness

Last night, I was talking with a friend about how hard it often is to have faith, even when we’ve seen God do so many wonderful things in the past (I’m a modern-day Israelite, having seen the parting of the … Continue reading

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Tearing down walls

For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden behind walls constructed for the sole purpose of protecting myself from hurts, both real and imagined.  My walls, I’m coming to understand, are made from very specific types of materials:  Anger. … Continue reading

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