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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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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How to Live on Purpose

  Ever came across a sentence, quote, or message that just stopped you in your tracks? That’s what happened when I came across the idea of how you spend your energy. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in our to-do list and our busyness.  But what would happen if we stopped and […]

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Don’t Fear Destruction

 “Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. BUT I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat…” Genesis 6:17-18 NLT (Emphasis added) With all the terrorist attacks, crime, negative news reports, and our own fears, it’s no […]

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The Prodigal Blogger

You know, there comes a time in one’s life when you realize that something isn’t right within you. For me, that time is now. Every morning, I wake up with a heaviness and a burden to write. Throughout the day, I’m continuously inspired by my world and the experiences that shape it.  I jot down […]

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4 Feelings You Should Guard Your Heart From

Everyone knows that there are particular things to protect yourself from.  For example, it wouldn’t be smart to walk in an unlit area at night because that’s where the criminals lurk.  Therefore, you should guard yourself from those situations. It is also common knowledge to guard your personal information from floating around the internet.  With […]

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Reach for Childlike Faith

Now that Christmas movies are repeatedly playing on t.v., I’ve spent time watching a few of them. There’s one major theme that I continue to see throughout each movie – the idea of believing in something or someone that cannot be seen. I can see why these movies appeal to children.  Children still have their […]

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