As a youngster and even into my adult life there were times when I felt like nothing more than a lump of coal.

  • Dirty
  • Feeling like others did not want to be around me
  • Like I should stay in my place until someone needed me

What I did not know as a child is that coal has the same properties as diamonds.   A diamond is a piece of coal that has been under intense pressure.

Being abused as a child I lived under intense pressure. Low self esteem reigned supreme in my life. It took me a very long time to learn that in order for others to like and respect you… you must like and respect YOURSELF!

Always wanting to fit in caused me to spend most of my life emulating others. So much so I questioned who I was, and who I was created to be. My rational was in order to be accepted you had to be like everyone else. To correct this thinking was a long sometimes painful process. First I had to be honest with myself, had to do a self evaluation so to speak. Did I really like the color blue, or had I just been conditioned to like it because that was what the other girls liked… 

I had to question myself on and in many area’s pertaining to life in general. After being peeled down to my foundation the things that stood strong and firm were my beliefs in Jesus and my core values. With a secure foundation building once again was able to take place. This time around I’m cautious as to what building material I choose to build with. Psalms 127:1 says “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it…”

Relationship with Jesus, a loving husband of 34 years, and our four wonderful children have all helped me to get to where I am today.

Don’t you want to be who you were created to be? There’s no time like the present. We will be discussing the who what when’s and how’s of the whole matter.

You’re not in this alone, at least you don’t have to be.

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