Author Archives: NIKAOS, JOR & LMP

About NIKAOS, JOR & LMP

Life is hard, and change is inevitable. Sometimes it is welcomed, and other times it is overwhelming. As a child abuse survivor who has struggled with mental illness such as anxiety, PTSD, ADD, OCD, addictions and mountains of self-worth issues, I now find myself resilient, empowered and filled with gratitude most days. But that doesn't come easy or natural. It takes intentionality. It takes faith. It takes patient endurance. It takes incredible amounts of self-awareness, honesty, humility, and courage to make choices that are the polar opposite of how you feel. It takes vision and determination, hope and healing. I'm glad you stopped by my blog, I hope you found something of use as I transparently share my journey with others, the highs and the lows, the wisdom and the blunders, in the hopes that my mess becomes a message of hope, encouragement, and strength for even one person. .

SOAP: John 5:1-15 You Are Well

How sad! He has no friends, he has no community support. He has been left alone and forgotten for 38 years. He has nobody to show him compassion or mercy. Continue reading

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When A TODO List Becomes Toxic

Originally posted on N I K A O S*:
This could be a tricky concept to navigate, but I’ve had a recent revelation that has been a game-changer for me… and of course I’ve gotta share it with you! Now…

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How To Extract Life-Changing Takeaways From Any Experience

Psalm 26:2 (AMP) Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my heart and my mind. If we are intentional of looking for it, God will always provide an epiphany – A Golden Takeaway from any significant experience in our life. When … Continue reading

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We pause for a short intermission

I just wanted to pop in and say hi. If you’ve been following you know I’ve been sharing a bit more raw and exposed stuff from my childhood, you can thank God for that as I invited him into that … Continue reading

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Everyday Parables – The Old Hammock

 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” Continue reading

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What Do You Think Of Coincidences?

I was just reminded of a personal experience revolving around a coincidence a few years ago that was so powerful that it has become the “reason for my enduring faith”.

Granted this is only one of a hundred experiences since coming to Christ, but nothing even close to this. Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Fifteen – At The Exact Moment!

It made me recognize that God wants to use us the same way. She didn’t need any huge theological teaching or persuasion, she was simply excited and intrigued about her encounter with Him and invited others to come to see. Continue reading

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