Keepin' It Real, Mimi's Messages

Lean On Me Cuz It’s Lonely Up In Here

I published this post a year ago! I was scanning through some of my older posts, and decided to post this again. Because last week I had the most awful case of loneliness I've had in a long time. It was good to reread this as a reminder. Maybe some of you are experiencing loneliness… Continue reading Lean On Me Cuz It’s Lonely Up In Here

Living With Gusto, Mimi's Messages

Tell Your Story!

    Tell your story! Seriously, once you share the hard stuff, several things happen:* it's not as devastating because it's no longer hidden* you actually "hear" it as told to someone else and often make more sense of it* your story helps someone* you take away the paralyzing power of what happened to you,… Continue reading Tell Your Story!

Inspiration, Words To Help

Onion Layers

 So I saw this meme on the internet, and thought I'd comment about it. And then God begins to peel the layers off and heal in between each so that your heart can once again love and receive love.  It's a real process, for sure. It takes time--for me, several decades. It's not a pleasant… Continue reading Onion Layers

Inspiration

Can We Trust God?

How do you know that someone is worthy of your trust? Most likely it's because they have proven themselves to you: they are dependable, they have kept your secret, they are loyal and supportive of you. It takes time, usually, to establish trust in someone. And a kind of "testing".  God knows that it isn't… Continue reading Can We Trust God?

Inspiration, Quotes

Anxiety Quote

I like how The Passion Bible translates this... "Whenever my busy thoughts were out of control, the soothing comfort of your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight." I'd much rather be overwhelmed with God's presence filling me with delight than anxious thoughts. It's so amazing that He invites us to give all… Continue reading Anxiety Quote

Inspiration, Mimi's Messages

Focus On The Light

  From the book Indestructible by Blake Healy, these sentences really grabbed my attention: "The enemy is fighting to get you to see things his way because a simple act can release a massive amount of God's goodness, leaving a mark that can last for generations."   Satan does not want us to realize the… Continue reading Focus On The Light

Inspiration, Keepin' It Real, Living With Gusto

Ever Feel Like You don’t Belong?

  Most of my life I have felt left out, looked over, and that I didn’t really fit in or belong. Some of this was because I moved so many times during my school years. I was always trying to fit into a new crowd of people who already had their cliques. And I was… Continue reading Ever Feel Like You don’t Belong?

Inspiration

Wrapped In His Heart

Guide me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You (and only You) I wait (expectantly) all the day long. Psalm 25:5 Amplified Bible The Passion Bible translation has this footnote that knocked my socks off: “The Hebrew word most commonly translated as “wait”, qavah, also means… Continue reading Wrapped In His Heart

Keepin' It Real

Don’t Apologize!

Oh darling, don't you know that who you are is the most amazing and fabulous gift to the world? Who you are is full of wonder and possibility. You deserve to be loved and fulfilled in what you do. I know it's tough many days. I know some of you are not in an ideal… Continue reading Don’t Apologize!

Mimi's Messages

Why Write?

  Gustave Flaubert said, The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.  I have found this to be quite true! In the early nineties I experienced one of the hardest periods of my life. During this time I wrote so much that my hand stayed in a perpetual cramp (no laptops… Continue reading Why Write?