By Anita Mondragon
I heard a statement the other day that totally changed my mind about myself….It was this:
“Don’t allow yourself to be defined by those who leave.”
I’ve had a lot of people leave in my life.  Left in a burning house when I was four years old, because a box of books seemed more important than me.  Left on an empty apartment floor after being raped.  Left alone for nine months while carrying a child-the result of that rape.  Left twice due to divorce.  All of their departures made me feel worthless, unloved, unwanted, unappreciated, alone.  I could use more words, but you get the picture.
I gave my all to these people, and they abandoned me in return for my loyalty to them.  Has that ever happened to you?  I’m pretty sure if we’re honest, it’s happened to all of us.  But God…

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By Anita Mondragon

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!   The blessings of God are abundant in our everyday lives if we will just look for them!

I want to share a poem with you.  I wrote it in November of 2009.  The following things are just a few of God’s blessings in my life.  Take inventory…I’m sure you’ll find many blessings as well!  When you recount them all…don’t forget to thank Him!


By Anita Mondragon
Satan wants your mind!