Pain, struggle, and healing

Do Roses Ever Truly Die?

“Do roses quite die when left to themselves?” At its very core, The Secret Garden is a story about a group of deeply hurting individuals—all with very different ways of coping. But the story doesn’t leave them there. Perhaps our story doesn’t leave us there, either.

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Satan’s lies

What Conquers Fear?

My heart beat faster. Little beads of sweat dampened my hands. What would I say? What would people think of me? What if they didn’t actually like me?  These thoughts plagued me at every social event. Even during casual conversations, anxiety surfaced.  I just wanted to be loved and accepted. I wanted validation.  Does Self-Love …

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