The Blue Line of Prayer

Last Monday as I read a blog post from one of my favorite bloggers, I remember smiling at the beauty of her words relating to the previous days evil events that took place in Las Vegas.

And then….I was saddened by her post later in the week.  How she had been criticized about what she had said.  Yet she took a gracious way of reminding us all that HE has UNFAILING LOVE FOR ALL OF US!!!

Including the shooter. (These are my words not hers!)

I am sure I TOO risk backlash from this statement….I am sure I risk others being ugly about it.

I want you to understand something though….I do not say this lightly.   I agree that what this shooter did was ugly….it was evil….but we must remember we were not designed for  evil.  We are pawns when it comes to evil like this.  It is extremely sad that this shooter allowed his sins, his weaknesses, to cripple him in a way that he gave way to being played by the enemy.

BUT…..God loves him the same way he loves you and me.  I totally understand this is hard for most people to digest….to stomach.  We want someone to blame, to hate, to curse for the hurting families.  Yet we forget we can pray for both!  We can pray for those who lost so much that dark day in Vegas…..AND….we can pray for the soul of that man.  Because his soul needs it.

Now I am going to shift gears on you for a moment but I promise, you will be able to see me connect the dots…

There are approximately 1 million law enforcement officers in our country out of approximately 323,000 million people.  So there are 1 million families that are close enough to understand the impact that this kind of evil has on the victims, the shooters, and the officers who put themselves in harms way.

Again I say….I DO NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY…..I am a woman who has stakes in this journey of life just like each of you.  I also have the perspective of being a wife of a law enforcement officer.

I know what it is like to hear about my husband putting himself in harms way to save others.  I know the toll it takes on his mind, body, spirit, SOUL when he has purposely put himself out there to seek out the evil to keep us safe.  I know the look of disbelief he will give me when I say there is more good than evil out there.

And I know my husband doesn’t always agree with my willingness to offer up prayers in the evening for men, like this shooter, when he (my husband) has just said prayers for all the victims and their families.

Here is the connection:  How are our hurtful words any different than pulling a trigger.  Again don’t yell at me…..but think about it…..a wound is a wound.  Those who wrote ugly things to this young girl because of her blog post were angry and hurt and wounded.  They chose to act before they used the amazing brain God gave them to do no harm.  They chose hate and fear instead of love and mercy.  So did that shooter.

The difference:  Vegas, there were true physical casualties.  BUT…..there ARE spiritual and emotional casualties of peoples hurtful words.  And we are SOO quick to dismiss that….to justify our actions and words out of righteous feelings.

God’s unfailing love is for ALL OF US!  He desires us to connect to HIM in all situations, all pain, all anger, all hurt.

So today…..before you choose to blast me for this posting….please reflect and pray about what healing needs to take place in your life?  Who has hurt you, that needs forgiving? You have you hurt that needs forgiveness?  Who needs unfailing love!?

If you find this difficult…..it’s okay….we are human!  The beauty of being human is we can use the tools God gives us to help us work out these feelings.  We can go to prayer…..meditation….scripture…..tapping (EFT)…..and essential oils!

May you find peace and hope in the middle of all this turmoil.

As always…..you are in my prayers and thoughts dear beloved ones….

Kelly 🙂

http://www.my.doterra.com/kellyfrick

 

Swirling Sleep

My brain was swirling with ideas last night!  Oh my goodness!  I did get to sleep pretty good, but I did do lots of dreaming of an idea I have had for quite a while for women.  But this idea has been refining and getting clearer.

I love love love my daughter….and I love love love taking care of ourselves…..and I love love love sharing with others what I learn about health, nutrition, faith, etc…..

But what I love most of all… that has been a fire within my soul since I knew I was pregnant with my daughter… was empowering and training my daughter as she grew up to LOVE LOVE LOVE herself.  I remember all the questions she has ever asked…and still ask about her body, about herself, about God, about everything.

I have ALWAYS wanted her to feel so comfortable in her skin that she knows GODS love is SO much more important than anyone’s (especially societies) view on our looks!

I have ALWAYS wanted her to take care of her body nutritionally and physically so she can do the works GOD asks of her now and in the future.

I have ALWAYS wanted her to understand how we as women are uniquely and divinely made.  How our femininity is not a tool or a weapon to be objectified but an amazing power to be respected and protected.

I think I have been doing a pretty good job at teaching her all these things.  BUT I know I still have lots of work…..because I still have so much work on myself!   And that is good!

I have always believed mothers and daughters are connected on a level most people cannot possibly understand.  But with that, us mothers have a huge responsibility to not pass down baggage to our daughters.  I purposefully positioned my heart and soul on that mission the moment I had her.

So what I have realized I really really feel driven to do in any spare moment I have (lol!!!)….is to have gatherings with other women, moms……sharing the ways we can raise our daughters to be warrior women in the topics of: self love, health, nutrition, self care, modesty, changing hormones, our femininity, our sexuality, the tough stuff like eating disorders, depression, and soo much more!

I want to gather with other moms and women to share how some of these areas may need to be something we work on ourselves as well in order to model it well for our daughters.

I want to gather with other warrior women with the format idea of presenting a topic, sharing my favorite resources, how I have maneuvered things thus far and my plans/thoughts in the later years,  how life/society can influence our thoughts and choices, share my own life experiences with each of the topics, and then discuss, share, and learn from each other.

I started out last week with some very specific thoughts and dates with it….just as I have with many brain inspirations I have had in the past…..but I am learning to be still with God and listen…..but also to not procrastinate and use “listening” or “waiting for the right time” to be an excuse for fear….fear of failure….fear of the unknown….fear of…….who know!!?!?

Thus I will let this resonate within me a few more and then take action because I KNOW action is what GOD is asking of me right now….NOT sitting and waiting!!  ugh…lol…..

Have a glorious day…..and if there are any wonderful warrior women out there that this resonates within you please share!  I would love to know if you would be interested in having tea with me :)…either virtually or face to face!

Blessings always,
~Kelly 😉

PS….if you haven’t checked out or heard of the podcast I have a screen shot of….you really should she is amazing!!!

Hormones: The Mind, Body and Soul connection!

As I have been reading Sara Gottfried’s book “The Hormone Cure”, I reflect and think….ugh..

Why did I not have this book when I was a young adult not understanding why my periods were more painful than all my other friends would describe…!?

Why did I not have this book when I was going through all my infertility issues?!

Why did I not have this book when I would look in the mirror and my past self would tear myself apart even when my body was perfectly normal, perfectly healthy?

Why did I not have this book when I just didn’t understand how my heart knows one things, my mind is thinking another, and my body is totally doing it’s own dance!?

BUT….I do have this book now….and it has given me great insight on how to continue to manage my hormones.  Really how to help my mind, body and soul travel through this amazing journey of life!

I really loved how when I looked up some of the hormonal issues I have endured with for years, such as PCOS, the book really explained some of what my mind was doing because of my hormones!  One of the really eye opening and freeing revelations was how one of the side effects of PCOS is a distortion of body image.  That even when a person looks in the mirror and knows they are beautiful because God made them…..that even when a girl, a woman, is feeling great about herself….that her hormones will betray her by sending signals to the brain trying to convince your heart that you are less than….that you are not beautifully made!  

It was interesting reading how the studies and years of recording/researching has been able to support this information.

Thus, my point is girls, women, who find themselves being overly critical of themselves….being unloving of self…should evaluate if they are possibly dealing with some hormonal issues that are influencing their negative self-talk!

For me, this realization is freeing because even as I have always tried to have loving self-talk, it has been a wonderful journey to get to where I am at, but I still have days or moments.  Reading the science behind it helps put just one more plate of armor up to ward off dark thoughts.

After all dark thoughts are NOT from God….He loves us EXACTLY AS WE ARE.   Thus, when you find yourself being negative about yourself….stop….shout out “Go away Devil…there is no room for you in this ‘home’….only GOD can reside here!”

I believe that everything is connected: mind, body, soul!  Therefore in this situation, this string of thoughts, as I am sharing about hormones….some may say well it is just about my hormones, what does my soul…God have to do with it?  I say everything!  I say we can’t have one without the other.  Thus if there is light in this world…there is dark…but that’s a conversation for another day…..today I will stay with hormones…with loving self….with making the connection between the two in a whole…mind, body, soul perspective!

Do you think my thoughts are extreme? Overzealous? Over exaggerated?  I would love to hear your thoughts.  

Til next time….remember life is an amazing journey….love EVERY aspect of it!  Love every challenge,   Love EVERYTHING about YOU!

Blessings,
~Kelly 🙂

FAIRYTALES ON FRIDAY?!

OR…

FOR EVER AND EVER..AMEN!…ON FRIDAY!


Once upon a time a young lady lived in a land full of beautiful hills and amazing peace.  
She was in love; or so she believed.  She and this boy came from such different back grounds, different lifestyles, and different beliefs.  Yet, this did not stop her from loving him.  Wanting to please him, and be there for him.
She was heartbroken when he had to leave the peaceful land for a noisier place.  She vowed to visit him soon.  She kept to her promise.  She ventured to the noisy, darker land to see her love.  That is when things went very wrong.  Her love, during that visit, was abused.  Her trust was broken.  Her innocence was stolen.  She came home to the beauty of her land: confused, hurt, and deeply scarred.  Her land didn’t seem beautiful anymore.
She began to doubt simple truths in life.  She began to doubt even herself.  Her ability to understand dark from light, good from bad, right from wrong.  After all, she pondered, if she could allow such darkness to take over, surely she mustn’t be all that bright of a light.
You see, when darkness took place that fateful day, it wasn’t the obvious, insidious kind of evil we all know to stay away from.  IT was the kind that lures us.  The kind that slowly boils and you never realize it has taken hold of you until at the moment you see it and you are so confused.  
She knew and knows this young man was not evil; he did not intend evil, but he allowed his wants to overtake him and evil to influence his mind, to take what was not his.  To steal a gift that wasn’t his to take.  
Over the years the young woman has reflected and realized maybe, just maybe, (at least in her case, her situation) she wasn’t so clear.  Maybe just maybe her no wasn’t loud enough, wasn’t out loud, wasn’t strong, wasn’t there.  What if….
BUT…NONE OF THAT MATTERS….that is the true gift she has learned.  It truly doesn’t matter.  She may not be clear of the events of that day but it will not be her prison.  It will not be her darkness.  The past is the past and she will not let darkness cloud her love for life.  She knows in her heart, that boy, a man now, never intended to hurt her so deeply, to rip her spirit.  He was motivated by a selfish, fleshly want, and allowed himself to not be led by the Holy Spirit.  And she was motivated by pleasing and fear of rejection.
This young lady took years to unravel the web of darkness; to shed light on this darkness; to feel worthy of being loved.  In the midst of her unraveling and healing a rogue knight came into her life.  He was rough around the edges but she saw a glimmer of internal light he wasn’t even aware of.
He helped her melt away the confusion, the pain, the fear, the hurt, the darkness.  Yet, each year she still felt a cloud engulfing her during a particular time, a particular month, a particular day.
Then one year, on that dark memory of a day, she discovered an amethyst.  Some may find this an ordinary gem, but she knew this gem would shine brighter than any she had ever seen.  God presented this beautiful amazing gift to her to replace the dark cloud of those memories.  He wanted to erase that dark day, those feelings…with light, with a reminder that HE loves her!  That she is beautiful.  From evil and darkness, God CAN conquer!  Purity can arise, can outshine and replace the dark.
That is exactly what this beautiful amethyst did.  Each year that passed by, this precious gem grew, got brighter; the darkness became smaller and less important.
One Year, the amethyst turned colors to a glorious Ruby.  That Ruby lasted about 5 years. It was a deep, passionate reminder how Christ shed His blood for us because he LOVES US.  She IS worthy of love.  She IS amazing.
Then, one year that ruby turned into the most brilliant deep sapphire.  It radiated, glowed, sparkled and shone with such brilliance, there was no room for darkness to reside any more.
It created a space in the woman’s heart to realize she not only forgave that boy of past, but there was room for him in her heart to love him, to pray for him.  She prayed he was having as beautiful and blessed of a life as she was.  She truly loved him.  Loved him for, also, being a child of God.
That sapphire continues to shine even brighter each year.  That sapphire is a reminder of Mary’s purity, a reminder of Joseph’s silent strength, of Jesus’ pure sacrifice and undying love.  And a glorious reminder of God’s forever mercy and grace.
This story is truly a story of FAITH HOPE AND LOVE.
LOVE….I do love my life!!!
I adore my knight!  He surrounds me with security, trust, and peace!
My sapphire is the most amazing gem.  I can’t help but feel my breath get caught in my throat every time I look at her.
How and why God felt me worthy to be trusted with such a precious gift, I do not know, I do not question.  
I simply say:  THANK YOU, LORD….I LOVE YOU, LORD!
I love, laugh, and live with abundance of joy and light!
I know that shame lives in darkness.  Satan wants us to live in shame, fear, regret, guilt.
BUT…
CHRIST IS LIGHT!!!! 
We must choose to step away from the darkness into the light.  Because that light is so glorious, so warm, so inviting.  
THE LIGHT wants us to feel nothing but:
LOVE…
FORGIVENESS…
HOPE…
PEACE…

HIM!!!

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