Thanksgiving Turkey!

I’m working today, but it’s a fun day! Today we are making turkeys!! I did a lot of prepping for a potential of 72 patients at a psychiatric hospital. Keep in mind that some people come into the hospital for suicide or self-harm, so it is not safe to have a whole bunch of peopleContinue reading “Thanksgiving Turkey!”

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”

A Day of Leaves

I went out collecting fall leaves in the neighborhood today. I brought the outdoors inside at the psychiatric hospital today! I let them touch and smell the leaves, and we made art with it. I had 3 bins like this for 4 groups throughout the day. Each group could potentially have up to 15- 20Continue reading “A Day of Leaves”

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”

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”

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”

Turn Around

This is a repost from a word I received from God on January 3, 2021. I believe its for now. It’s an encouraging word for somebody about eradicating fear, and how God is going to deliver us from bondage. Go here to read the original word on FaceBook. God says.. I’m going to turn thingsContinue reading “Turn Around”

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”