The Definition of an Empowered Narrative

Having an empowered narrative is probably one of the sexiest things you can have – really. It’s not hidden nor is it to be taken lightly. This type of empowerment flows through your veins and seeps through your pores. Others can sense it on you. When you have an empowered narrative, you feel free because you are able […]

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Why Seek Inner Peace?

We are living in a war zone within ourselves. We are battling the person we really are with the person we want others to see.  Our culture says that if we don’t like who we are, we have permission to be the person we want to be.  Many times, though, we realize that it takes far […]

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Becoming Real

The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorite childhood stories.  It’s about a stuffed animal who desires to be real through the love of his kid owner.  Throughout the book, he is on a journey to find out what really makes a toy become alive. Below is one of the most famous passages of the entire book. “’Real […]

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Even if…He is still Good

I’m becoming increasingly hesitant to turn on the news channels. The looping news topics are about all things negative and fewer things to hope for.  If I ever wanted to feel bad about the world I live in, I can turn on the news for a guaranteed dose of disappointment.  Do you ever notice that what’s presented […]

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The Deepest Needs

Until God is enough for you, no one else will ever be. The deepest needs are the hardest met ones.  If you asked a group of people what their deepest needs are, they’d all probably give you a different answer.  Many people don’t even know what their deepest needs are, although they feel them continuously. But God is […]

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Raising Standards

This past Saturday, I went to brunch with a few girlfriends.  During our casual conversation, one of them (who’s been married for 5 years) was “giving advice” to another (who’s single and desiring to be married). In her advice, she told her that marriage was a business deal and should be treated as such by focusing on how […]

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Learning to Love the YOU that God Loves

It didn’t come easily for me.  I’m now in my thirties and as I look back on my life, I realize that I spent the majority of my life striving to be someone other than ELANA. I wouldn’t say it out loud for fear of awkward looks or punishment from other’s opinions of me.  But […]

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Breath of Life

I’m absolutely in awe of the power of God’s breath.  He breathed in the breath of life to mankind so that we can be connected to Him and live abundantly.  Check out my latest poem. I pray it blesses you today!   With every inhale I take, I breathe You in, God. You give life […]

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66 Love Letters

Since I was a kid, poetry was my outlet for my deepest thoughts.  I bring my first poem for Empowered Narrative to you today: It’s a poem about the 66 books of the Bible.  To some they’re just words. But to me, they’re His love letters. I pray it blesses you today!   I thought […]

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