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“Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days – when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when your out of options, when the pain is great – and you turn to God alone.”
~ Rick Warren

"Open your mouth for the people who cannot speak,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the poor and needy."
(Proverbs 31:8-9 NASB)

“Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self.”     – Debbie Ford.

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"There’s something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling, knowing she can crush you with the truth.”

–R.G. Moon.
 

"To blossom, the lotus flower must grow through mud and dirty pond water. But it blooms anyway.     Though conditions are tough, the lotus heeds the call of the sun each morning, breaks the surface of the water and blooms untouched by the mud; each petal remains clean and pure. Closing at night, it sinks below the water’s surface, only to resurface again in the morning."

...For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity..."
(Isaiah 61:1-3, 7-8 NIV)

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...Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs...

...They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor...

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...To proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,and provide for those who grieve... to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair...

"Have a vision. It is the ability to see the invisible. If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible."

Shiv Khera

"A woman can be demure, lady-like and the most prim and proper character, and still have a toughness and resiliency as apparent as a superhero-type female character or a warrior or soldier type. It's all about the story, the character, and the course of events in that piece of work and how that character is presented."

Katherine McNamara

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"But now, LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter, And all of us are the work of Your hand." (Isaiah 64:8 NASB)

"For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” (Deuteronomy 20:4)

...But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:30-31 NKJV)

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into a MESSAGE

into a VICTORY.''

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Acrylic. Replica of Thomas Blackshere III's, _FORGIVEN_ painting, by MJLifeAblaze.
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''Only GOD

can turn

a MESS

a TEST

into a TESTIMONY

a TRIAL

into a TRIUMPH

a VICTIM

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"Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall...

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"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28 KJV

"So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do." (Jeremiah 18:3-4)

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"Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us."

- Xena, 'Xena: Warrior Princess'.
 

“She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.”

–Daniel Saint.

"I know my worth. I embrace my power...."

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

- Oprah Winfrey.

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ...

... Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.    For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,   nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8|35,  37-39 NASB)

"You must not be hesitant to fight in the just cause."  

- Xena, 'Xena: Warrior Princess'. 

“It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.”

–Colette Werden.

 

"I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall,"

- Serena Williams.

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"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,...

“Art is my cure to all this madness, sadness and loss of belonging in the world & through it I'll walk myself home.”
― Nikki Rowe

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DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
MOVING THE HERD REPLICA OF JAMES DIETZ'S WORK DEPICTING 173RD BRIGADE JUMP INTO IRAQ, 2003
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR