PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on PTSD. Part 4 addresses healing and recovery as it relates to accountability; self-image and self-esteem; learning to trust God; learning to trust others; connecting to self and others; letting go and grieving; intimacy with God; and deliverance. In case the video doesn’t show up onContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4”

Thankful October

This watercolor painting was my example art for the subject of thankfulness. I had all my groups at the psychiatric hospital make art about something they were thankful for. We talked about how being thankful can improve our mood and help balance our perspective, especially when faced with overwhelming adversity or despair. We talked aboutContinue reading “Thankful October”

Change is Here

I did most of this last night and added the word, “change” to it today. This was made in response to receiving new pan pastels, a set specifically made for portraits with 20 different colors. One of the gifts that I received when I was licensed as a minister on October 1st, was a $200Continue reading “Change is Here”

Surprise Beginnings

For some reason, this reminds me of an ice cream cone. “Surpise Begnnings” was the title that came to me. What’s on my mind is the subject of breakthrough and small beginnings. I titled it “Surprise Beginnings” because sometimes we don’t even notice those small beginnings, but they are surprises from God meant to encourageContinue reading “Surprise Beginnings”

Weird Is As Weird Does

I was in a weird mood. I kind of let loose. This kept changing. I think I needed to vent. I just let the alcohol fall where it wanted for part of the time. I splattered. I dripped. I worked and worked, and worked. I overworked. I destroyed and put back together. It changed aContinue reading “Weird Is As Weird Does”

Recompense Dream

I had an odd dream about my father, but it wasn’t a bad dream. If you have heard or read my testimony, you will know that I suffered extreme sexual abuse, maybe even some would consider it torture, at the hands of my father as a child. He wasn’t all bad, though, and the abuseContinue reading “Recompense Dream”

PTSD Diagnosis¬† and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3

PTSD Diagnosis  and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3 About the workshop video: This video addresses how abuse and trauma effect the brain; hyperarousal; dissociation, setting boundaries; coping skills to deal with those issues; and types of therapies that can help. I provided relevant scriptures related to the topics and explained the recovery processContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis¬† and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3”

The Courts of Heaven

We have been learning about the courts of heaven at my church for the past few weeks. I attend River Room Church. Also find us here: The River Room Church of Hampton Roads. This has been vital to me, and the missing piece needed for my breakthroughs. This is a game changer!!! I mean that!Continue reading “The Courts of Heaven”

Stamp of Approval

The art:  This was made with watercolor pencils, oil pastels, and tissue paper on September 15, 2022. Prize Ribbon: When I asked God about this one I immediately noticed the stamp in the center of the circle. I noticed also that the circle looks like a prize ribbon that awards people for good performance. IContinue reading “Stamp of Approval”