#16 BEING HELD BY COMMUNITY WHEN FEARS BECOME REALITY.

"She's alive, but..." These words stole my breathe and everything began to move in slow motion as my sister proceeded to tell me our mom had been rushed to the ER after being found passed out in her home by a friend. All we knew at that moment was they think she had suffered a stroke. We didn't know if she would live or die. We didn't know IF she survived whether she'd ever be able to walk or talk again. One of our worst nightmares was unfolding right before our eyes and there was nothing we could do to stop it. Has this ever happened to you? Have you gotten the text or phone call you never thought you'd get?

#14 REFRAMING OUR FOCUS FOR THE NEW YEAR

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time honing my craft.  Owning a nice camera will not get you far unless you learn how to use it to its full capacity.  Much of my energy and attention is dedicated primarily to three things:  Light, Settings and Focus.   Understanding how to find light, adjust settings …

#12 TO THE CHRISTIAN WITH ANXIETY + DEPRESSION: HOW TO PRAY

#TransformationTuesday #AndreaNSpeaks #ThePrayerOfFaith #ChristiansWithAnxietyAndDepression #ReframedThroughTheLensOfLove If you're a Christian struggling to understand how to pray about your anxiety, depression, chronic illness or any other painful reality - I urge you to give this message a listen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsM7F3-dSLQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0HAfkh3BUMi3KpDml1zssxs3xSNS-s117_maa8CCk-RfrdvwkhGEjv4xY This is one of the most powerful teachings I've heard on prayer. Especially from the perspective of someone …

#10 IN THIS WORLD, YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE…

Today, I'm met with strong emotional strife over some hard realities in my life.  I’m reminded that Jesus was clear to us in His Word that we WILL face troubles. Jesus declares in John 16:33 (from the Bible) that we WILL face trouble in this world.  He doesn’t say "You MAY face troubles" or "You …

#7 CONFIDENCE BLOOMS IN THE BATTLES

“Just as a butterfly has to work her way out of a chrysalis in order to build the strength she needs to fly with her newfound wings, the confidence and beauty that is innately within us often only shows itself after having been met by tension and hardship. These become the untradeable experiences that build …