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Taking Refuge

What does it mean to take refuge in The LORD? It simply means His is our safe place! There are many passages that uses the words take refuse such as Psalm 16:1,34:8, 46:1, 52:7, 2 Samuel 22:23 and more).

What do you do when trouble is invading your normal and knocking you around and there seems there is no way out?

Praying and seeking God, if you are a child of God, He will never leave you hanging or suffering alone. He will be right there and in those dark hours/times in our lives we can be reassured that when we seek and look to Him, He will ALWAYS keep us safe from any and everything trying to take us out.

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.””

Psalms 16:1-2 ESV

In our sorrow we tend to be emotional and overwhelmed with many things and we don’t know how to handle it or what to do. All I can give and tell is what is working for me. Since loosing my dad I have had many emotions that I suppressed over time and never dealt with. His death caused me to reflect on my life and how much it can cost if holding onto things that can cripple us. I have spent day in and out crying out to God and seeking Him and writing down emotions I feel, and define them and use scriptures to combat emotions that can cause me to sin against God. Not all emotions are unpleasant but they get defined too and scriptures are paired with them. If you are hurting from the trials of life, I pray that you will seek God and look to Him for guidance. I promise you He will not fail, His grace and mercy are there. I am growing and learning about His faithfulness and love. I am thankful for Jesus who died to reconcile us back to God and thankful for The Holy Spirit for being a leader and guider into all truth just like Jesus promised He would do.

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He Will Comfort

He will comfort

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is one of the toughest days of my life. You might think to yourself why? Well, October 27,2018, my dad passed away. I have been dealing with emotions upon emotions and trying to understand each of them and make sense of it all. It’s hard. Many talks with God has lead some of our time in silence of words and me just moaning and groaning from the depths from my soul in pain. I hope the following verses can help you be encouraged and know that God is still God and He never changes and will always comfort us through The Holy Spirit, Jesus promises to us.

Times of distress and tears of pain are becoming your daily water here is The Word to encourage you:

“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.”

Psalms 5:1-3 ESV

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.””

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV

I am weary with my moaning;

every night I flood my bed with tears;

I drench my couch with my weeping.

My eye wastes away because of grief;

it grows weak because of all my foes.

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,

for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. Psalm 6:6-9

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

Psalms 56:8, 11 ESV

“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!”

Psalms 147:1-7 ESV

“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.”

Luke 6:21 ESV

Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18 KJV).

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word” (Psalm 119:28 NIV). Cling to God’s promises as you work through your grief. “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29 NKJV).

“My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; let him put his mouth in the dust— there may yet be hope; let him give his cheek to the one who strikes, and let him be filled with insults. For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.”

Lamentations 3:20-21, 23-33 ESV

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Long Time, No Post

Good Morning everyone,

It’s been almost 10 months since I posted on here. It has been a long rollercoaster, and I have neglected the very thing that helps with healing and challenges my thinking. Writing. I remember when I would write everyday about what happened that particular day, and then reminisce on it later. Sometimes life just happens and things get left undone or forgotten. I can’t say I forgot completely about my blog but it was not a priority like it should have been. My goal starting now is to make a post once a week and keep my blog up and going consistently.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Love Simone Dishellé

Simone Dishellé

The New Year

Hello Everyone & and Happy New Year.

I haven’t posted anything in a long time mainly because I felt/feel dry for months. I am a creative mind and enjoy writing, yet I am feeling dry and like there is nothing inside to write about. I don’t want my life to be empty when I am filled with so many gifts and talents. My life isn’t limited to where I come from, where I work, what I have done or haven’t done, but why I am limiting myself and shutting down what’s inside? Fear? Yes! I can no longer be afraid of my gifts and talents but need to embrace and love them to the fullest. I encourage you too and share your stories with me and others. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years celebration whether that was being home and sleep or hanging with those you love. I will be posting picture of some of the things I’ve made and that I am working on. I will also be using old material to post a lot of it will be series. Have a blessed night.

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His Will & Fear Pt 2.

Hello Everyone,

It’s been along time coming almost a month since I last posted. I started a new job, and I am trying to figure out how to balance a full time job, school and blogging. Here we go.

Continuing from my last post, I talked about not knowing what I wanted to do in life and being lost, not having a set idea of what I wanted to do as a career path irritated and bugged me. Even though I had no clue what I wanted to do, I had a goal and was determined not to give up, but was it for the right reason or the wrong?

As I started taking classes I knew I had made the right choice. James 1:5 talks about us asking for wisdom, and God will freely give it to us. Therefore, I believe God allows us to make decisions versus Him forcing us into something, and if we lean not to our own understanding but trust in Him, He won’t led us astray or have us confused.

I was so confused not because God caused it but because I was my biggest problem. Not God, not the devil but me. Standing in my own way because of fear. Fearing I would actually do good in life, fearing of not being smart enough or the best reader to help other students. The fear of what others would say. It also had a lot to do with not being guided into the proper direction within my upbringing. Yet this little desert girl was determined to continue and keep on trying.

Within my break from school, I realized working dead-end jobs was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I enjoyed working where I was, but there were still somethings I knew had to change. I took time to really pray, listen (reading The Word) and process things. At that particular time in my church’s Sunday School lesson we were reading on spiritual gifts found in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. Now, for years I had studied 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, but my understanding had been compromised with false doctrine and most of all a false view of the Godhead(Trinity-Triune God). Me not understanding God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit tainted and limited my understanding of many things.

After taking time to pray, read and study I knew what I was suppose to do. There were many people who I trusted that would out of nowhere encourage me to go back to school and pursue a teaching degree. I was already doing it at church with the children from time to time, and I had taken an educations class when I was in my early 20s. I knew teaching was a natural gift, but never did I think of making it a career on a serious note.

In the summer of 2016, I enrolled in Grand Canyon University’s online program and when I tell you the process was quick, it was quick. I planned on starting in the fall, but I started June 6th and within September 2016 I was taking courses within my major. God worked everything out and I might not understand why God gave me certain gifts, but I know for sure that He has a plan.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

To be continued…

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His Plan & Fear Pt.1 

         Commit your work to the LORD,

        and your plans will be established.

                         Proverbs 16:3 

     This will be done in parts, I will try my best to get them out as fast as I can. In the meantime enjoy. 

      Many of us have in the past or are currently struggling with the truth that God’s plan for our lives is better than ours. We often times get easily disappointed when things we wanted don’t go our way/the way we hoped and dreamed for such as school, a career path, going on a missions trip, being accused of doing something you know you did not do, or the money we worked so hard to save for something we either really wanted, had to go towards something of more importance, and it still seems like things will never look up for us. 

        Sometimes we even get mad at God as if it’s all His fault, when it’s not. Have we ever took the time to think it was us that caused so much confusion and despair in our lives, even if at first it seemed right? Meaning we were so caught up in our own will that we were too blind to discern and see the purpose He had established for us. Proverbs 16:25(ESV) says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death”.

     Just because it seems right or looks right, doesn’t mean it’s right. I tried so many times to control my career, I had switched my major at least 4 times, and I would pray and ask God for guidance to be clear about what I was suppose to do in life. For years I just meandered my way through life. I would cry every time I came at across road whether I should continue in school or take drastic measures to survive in life. Many things in my life were wrong especially my view of God and what I grew up believing were wrong, and not Biblically sound(a post for a later date). 

      In the fall of 2015 God worked it out where I was not able to return to the school I was going to, and I took a semester off. During that time, I had been praying and others were praying along with me about school, I knew I loved working with kids, and teaching was/is my natural gift. Then one day I was talking to my niece about school. She started telling me about Grand Canyon University(GCU), which is a school I had my eye and actually inquired about years before. I ended up applying at GCU online majoring in a BA of Science in Early Childhood Education and got in. Since most of my education was done in Arizona most of my credits were accepted, and I immediately started taking classes within my major. Ever since then school has been a blessing and not a burden like it was before. I have been able to meet some amazing new friends and maintain a 4.0. I know my purpose now in life, and I am determined to succeed and bring glory to God. 

To be continued…

Love Simone Dishellé 

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Something New, Something Used & Something Borrowed 

Good Morning Beautiful People,     

     Thanks to all who have read my first post. Thank you, thank you and thank you!! Below I have something I wrote long ago, and I want to share it with you my faithful readers. Recently, I went through my storage of writings, and I am getting to a place where I am keeping them organized and neat. I titled this Something New, Something Used & Something Borrowed because I added something new to the piece, something used(scripture) and borrowed from my collection of writings.    

     Since I will be posting some old material, I will also write a new updated post on my views of what I wrote and if my ideas, feelings and mindset has changed in the process. I hope you all enjoy your day. Stay tuned for more post from the past. 

           Originally Written: 5/18/2014

                      Revised: 7/4/2017

     How can we as leaders who are hurt, help others? How can God trust us to help His people who are hurting, If we haven’t dealt with our hurt and pain? We will continue to hurt people? We have deepened their wounds by injecting them with our bitterness, hatred, jealousy, envy, maliciousness, manipulation and deceit. 

     What are we doing? Trying to get people to view us as perfect people who have it all together?

     Well, I don’t have it all together, I’ve messed up plenty of times. I still struggle with forgiving people who have hurt me, I still struggle with trusting church leadership and certain people. The Holy Spirit has shown me myself and at times I get mad at Him for doing so, but He reminds me that I asked Him to show me what is not of Christ inside me. Yes, it hurts to see the real self, the ugliness that we don’t want others to see; however, we can’t hide that from God. There are many things I wish God didn’t know about me, but when I think about it, I am so glad He LOVES me so much to chastise me. He has every right to not be be gracious and merciful, but He is. It’s not because of what we’ve done, but because of who He is and all in what Christ Jesus has done; He lived a sinless life to save us from our sins and to reconcile us back to God, The Father, and most importantly He rose 3 days later and lives on FOREVER! Even though He knew we would rebel against Him and do whatever we wanted to, He still died for us. 

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” Romans 5:1-11 ESV http://bible.com/59/rom.5.1-11.esv

Love Simone Dishellé 

Simone Dishellé

Simone Dishellé 

Good Morning Beautiful People, 
     My name is Simone Dishellé, I am a 27 years old Christian, whose on a journey to growing more in Christ in order to love Him and people more. I am also working on my BA of Science in Early Childhood Education. I had no idea what I wanted to do until last year, so I enrolled in Grand Canyon University online and have enjoyed it. I am thankful for finally knowing what I want to do and having direction on a career path. I know this is part of my purpose in life to help children who will need me and ultimately bring glory to God, The Father. 

     I created this blog because I enjoy writing, and I want to be able to help others and hear from people from all over the world. I did; however, have a blog a about 4 years ago, but I deleted it. Now I am getting back into the game! I am going to try my best to post as much as I can. 

     I am currently in a transitional period in my life, meaning I am in a dry place right now, but I am trust God to get me through this dry season. I know He is able, since He did it for the Hebrew People while in their dry place, I know He can/will do it for me.

I want to leave you with this scripture: 

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV

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