Mental Illness is My Gift from God

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[Guest post by Linda Svoboda: Thank you, Linda, for bravely sharing your story on mental illness! It’s challenging to accept mental illness in your life at all, let alone call it a gift from God!] I am so thankful for all the gifts that God has given me, but I am especially grateful for one […]

Little Miracle on the Way!

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I’m writing this post on my 3rd wedding anniversary. When I was younger, I always used to imagine being pregnant on my 3rd anniversary. I guess I just thought that would be a good time to have my first baby. And I wanted a May baby, because my home state of Iowa usually has pretty […]

Beauty Saturday: India

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[Guest post by Kimberly Asia Hall: Welcome to the first official “Beauty Saturday” on Devotional Diva! Last week you were introduced to our new “Beauty Diva” and here is her first blog post! Every week, Asia will share the stories of women whose makeovers she has done!] Name: India I. Francis. Born: New Orleans, Louisiana […]

The Scarless Pledge

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[Guest post by Takiela Bynum: Do you struggle with self-harm? Are you ready to take the scarless pledge? So glad God brought Takiela to Devotional Diva to share this!] Some people cut for relief, I cut because I wanted to die. She’d taken several pain killers to prevent her from feeling any pain. Besides, she needed […]

You Can Have a Peaceful Pregnancy

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[Guest post by Sarah Coleman: Sarah was the first woman to reach out to me to submit a guest post when I became editor. I loved her writing and I could feel her kind and generous spirit through the computer screens that connected us. For those of you on the path of motherhood, be encouraged.] […]

When I was Suicidal

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When I was suicidal, I still believed in God. I imagined landing by the gates of heaven, where I would answer to Jesus why I killed myself. I thought he would understand and welcome me with open arms, saying, “Everything is alright now. Your pain is over.” I wasn’t sure of the right time to […]