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Abuse recovery

You can only love as far as you forgive

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image Photo credit: Donna Irene Photography It was May 22, 2009 and I was in Colorado taking a week of graduate classes at the Augustine Institute. That morning I had gotten up early with one of the other students to go for a run in the mountain
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Keep your head up darling

By  Erin McNew | Staff Writer Photo credit: Donna Irene Photography Keep your head up, little fighter. You can do this. I know sometimes it’s hard. But you’re not alone. He’s right there with you. He’s taking your hand and he’s guiding you to more stable ground. You’re almost there. J
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Your first love

By Bobby Blood | Guest Blogger Photo credit: Jenny Haas Photography You are My lily among the thorns. I created you. I, love itself, created you. My dear daughter I want you to know how much I love you. This love I speak of does not fade, and at every moment you can count on the fact
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Maura’s Story: How I got through therapy

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image Question: Where you anxious/nervous about going to therapy? And how did you actually get inside his/her office for therapy? I can’t seem to get inside for my sessions. First of all, good for you for being brave and courageous and going to
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“You’ll never amount to anything,” he said.

The author wished to remain anonymous.  One of the harshest, yet in a twisted way, greatest things someone ever said to me was something that should never be said and yet surprisingly it’s something most of us tell ourselves frequently. I remember that day. With time, its cruelty has
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I Choose to Believe My Story Has Power

By Kat Harris | Founder of The Refined Woman Everyone has one, and it shapes who we are, what we think, and the way we interact with ourselves and the world around us. Story has the opportunity to tear down or create. Story has the power to change my life, your life, the world, and th
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Missing him, but trusting Him

By Erin McNew | Guest Blogger The degree to which someone has the potential to capture your heart is both incredible and terrifying. Just recently I watched a movie with a quote in it that said something along the lines of, love is the most acceptable form of insanity, and at this poi
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An inside look at my journal from trauma therapy…

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image Recently Made in His Image has received a tremendous amount of emails in regards to therapy. Since I’m only one person, it’s impossible for me to answer them all. It’s my hope that God will use my vulnerability from this
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Sweet Surrender

By Kathryn Gibbs | Guest Blogger Dear Father, Please be with me in my brokenness and in my fears. Today I surrender to You all of my hurts and anxieties. I invite You into my past and present wounds and memories, please heal them from me and create in me a pure heart. Shine Your holy
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Worry Much?

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet
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