For the past 26 years, I hated myself. I faithfully read scripture and devoted all my energy to loving God and others. But loving myself was a completely different story. Although, as God has been refining and reshaping me from the inside out, I am beginning to see myself the way He sees me. And … Continue reading “I LOVE ME”
It started off like any other counseling session. But about mid way through, I heard the wind knocking the trees against the windows. Minutes later, the national weather sirens echoed through the house. Even still, I just continued our conversation. We had important things to talk about. Yet, when the second siren went off, a … Continue reading Safe
From the day I was born, my world has revolved around my eyes. In the early days, my eyes were used to capture - Adventure. Attention. Approval. Yet I never attempted to keep them hidden or hindered. Their big brown nature showered simple lashes and innocence. My love for dressing up as a cowgirl or superhero … Continue reading My Eyes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ViNP64saM&feature=youtu.be Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: SHAME! If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram @mess_2_masterpiece. Also be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog so … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: SHAME
Thanksgiving… The huge holiday celebrated by millions here in America filled with sweet memories of food, friends, family and football often followed by the hustle and bustle of Black Friday is quickly approaching. As we neared this annual festivity two years ago, my middle school students and I were discussing the topic. For many, it … Continue reading For whom or what are you THANKFUL?
Young lady, pretty figure Big, brown eyes and glistening hair, Latest shoes and styles, Money piled high. From the outside looking in, She has it all together. ~~~ Top of her class, Teachers bragging. Part of a picture perfect family. On the field or the court, Even in the pew at church. From the outside … Continue reading The Real Me
Each letter drips with emotion As the fog fills my brain and body, No. No. It can’t be. It can’t be. Knees curled to my chest, I rock back and forth, my head in my hands. Alone. Why? Lord I don’t understand. Why her? Why him? ~~~ Standing by the graveside As a loved one … Continue reading Messy Grief
“Dear Mom and Dad, I want you to know I love you and I am sorry I had to go, but I just couldn’t take this world anymore…” Writing letters to my family as I layed in the floor of my bedroom closet became a regular thing as I continued spiraling my junior and senior … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me
Growing up, the first days of school were not always my favorite. Showing off my new shoes and seeing friends after summer break were slightly appealing. Although by 9 am, we would all be nearly asleep, annoyed with the teacher standing in front of the class rambling on and on about their rules and procedures. … Continue reading Who am I?
Listen to the video below as I share my experience with learning to name my emotions using a "Feelings Wheel", the analogy of a sensor, as well as ideas to healthily deal with your emotions.... What ways do you use to cope? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk0aQfSCEtc&feature=youtu.be Link for feelings wheel: https://www.mosaiceyeunfolding.com/freeart/feelingswheel2020