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Mission EDIFY unites leaders to advocate for the common good of adults suffering from the effects of abuse. Advocacy is a steady effort to listen, reflect, and meet the needs of survivors and their families with a willingness to evolve.

Our Mission is to
E
nlighten ministry leaders to the unspoken needs of victims of abuse.
Defend human dignity.
Innovate an empathetic program on forgiveness & equip messengers.
Foster sustainable transformation.
Yield to mercy--with justice.
 

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Your charitable donations and monthly partnerships expand our mission in 2021.

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Mailing Address
The Hope Center

2001 W. Plano Parkway
Suite 3422
Plano, TX 75075

*Checks should be made payable to
WNPA with Mission EDIFY in the
memo line. 

Questions? Contact Wendy

Mission EDIFY operates under the fiscal sponsorship of Women's Non-profit Alliance, a 501(c)3 parent organization.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:26 AM

An Important Aspect to Healing from the Inside Out

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:26 AM
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:26 AM

I firmly believe that God uses the people who frustrate or perhaps even infuriate us, to reveal more of what needs to change inside our own hearts. For years, I was a woman with a "short fuse." When life didn't go my way, I didn't know how to live. So I threw fits. Which is why God put Suzanne in my life.

"Wendy, if you squeeze a lemon, what comes out of the lemon?"

"Lemon juice, Suzanne. Why are you asking me this? It's a silly question."

"Because I want you to understand that life will always squeeze you with irritating people and unfavorable circumstances that you cannot control. Your reactions, in other words, what comes out of you when you are squeezed, belong to you. No one makes you behave a certain way. You, and only you, are responsible for your temper. Fortunately, you were not created to have a bad temper inside of you the way lemons were created to store lemon juice. Are you willing to believe that God will bring about change if you cooperate with Him?"

"Yes, Suzanne."

How do you react when life "squeezes" you? Do you lose your temper? Slip into depression and climb into bed? Abuse alcohol? Take drugs? Shop? Starve yourself? Gossip?

I encourage you today to ask God to hold a mirror in front of you and then grace you with eyes to see. Confess what you see, ask Him to forgive you, and then continue asking Him each day to teach you His ways. And be patient with yourself. One day at a time, sweet friend, one day at a time.

What does this have to do with healing? Just do it, and you'll discover the answer for yourself. Bless you, today!

 

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