Which Side Will You Shop?

What do you fill the silence with?

Have you ever heard yourself say “I’m a mess, I’m horrible with directions, I’m fat, I’m a terrible cook?” The things that we fill the silence with can be really ugly.

Without realizing it, we go shopping for how we feel about ourselves each day.

Imagine yourself at the center line of a road and there are two brick and mortar stores on either side. These stores won’t take cash or credit, but you purchase anything in them that you agree with and believe.

Close your eyes and picture the shop owners. Do you see a devil on one side and an angel on the other? You might picture yourself with wings and a halo or horns and pitch fork.

I see a little me on my left and she’s having an amazing hair day. She’s wearing workout clothes and looking fit. She’s super excited to see me and says she has some great stuff I’m going to love. We’re going to call her store A’Me’zing.

On my right the shop owner is wearing baggy pants and a messy bun. She’s offering a huge welcoming smile and a chocolate chip cookie, because she gets me. Let’s call her store Messy Me, and let’s go inside and look around.

Everything on the shelves and racks in this store is guaranteed to keep me firmly planted where I am. In this shop I will find boxes full of excuses not to exercise and tons of elastic pants to keep me comfortable while I don’t.

I’ll find ceilings, limits and barriers to keep me from even attempting to rise up. There is an entire department of old wounds I can revisit for those times that nothing is actually causing me pain right now.

And oh, those wooden signs that everyone loves with the words painted in white – the walls in this place are covered with everything I’ve ever taken offense to. It’s all so familiar I could stay here forever. If only I had the clarity to realize that everything Messy Me was selling is garbage – I would walk out her door. I don’t need that trash taking up retail space in my mind… but it does.

Every human interaction has two parts – logic and emotion. While some people tend to gravitate toward one of those two, there is one that makes a lasting impression. Emotion cuts deeper into our memories – every time. That’s why we remember September 11th like it was yesterday; It’s why I still know right where I was standing when I was 11 and my grandmother left telling me that she would always be my grandmother.

If you mentally walk into that brick and mortar store and try on an emotion from the past, take a look in the mirror at who you are now. See that this old rag doesn’t fit quite right anymore and take it off.

Leave it behind and let’s go shop across the street.

When I step into A’Me’zing, I feel invincible. Confidence comes in all sizes here.

A’Me’zing has a fragrance counter where I can mist myself with motivation.

Wait? Am I floating? I could swear I’m 15 lbs lighter in here.

The background noise in the shop is audio of my favorite memories. There is wall to wall ambition and productivity like I’ve never seen before. Every piece of clothing is adorned with rhinestones spelling out words of the kind things that people have said about me.

The decorations on the shop walls are all images of times in my life that I’ve felt beautiful. And by the register is a little sign: “A’Me’zing has a full satisfaction guarantee”. Wow! Why don’t I shop here every day?

Why don’t you shop here every day?

~ Kim Weingart

Which Side Will You Shop?

http://www.restoredministries.org

Manipulation Masquerades

Manipulation – It’s ugly – it’s rampant and many use it to abuse others. It’s in our homes, churches, workplace, communities….

And sometimes it’s hard to recognize it – it masquerades as love or flattery – not just control and guilt.

Be wise and recognize-Be who God made you to be!

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

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Your Rx for Healing 

Don’t let your diagnosis define you. 

In just minutes a day you can replace what the doctors have said with what the Great Physician says. It is God’s will to have us healed and whole. 

Take this journey to wholeness: Mind, Body, Soul, for the next month and see your immune system strengthen as your spirit is strengthened. 

Declare and Decree that you are no longer bound to sickness but instead healed in Christ.

About the Author

Michelle Bollom is Founder of Restored Ministries, a non profit that offers inner healing and wholeness to others in her community and beyond. Michelle is a natural born encourager that loves to share with people the powerful promises in God’s Word. Michelle’s positive, not preachy, approach has allowed her to share daily encouragement and inspiration with people from all over the world and all walks of life. She loves encouraging others to release all that is hindering and holding them back. Simply teaching others to replace the lies of the enemy with the powerful and transformational truths found in God’s Word, allows them to live restored, mind body and soul.

You can order my latest book Here

Also available on Amazon in Paperback or Kindle Here

Or you can get a signed copy of both my books Your Rx for Healing and Your Rx for Fear for any donation on our website of $25 or more Here

We will also be debuting the books at our upcoming #LiveInLoveEvent in Tomball, TX (NW Houston TX) on 2/25/17.  See event info Here

Thank You for all your support! 

      ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Your Rx for Fear


Have you been paralyzed by fear? 
Fear of others, fear of the unknown, fear of failing?

In just minutes a day, Your Rx for Fear can powerfully shift you from all those fear factors in your life and replace them with faith-filled promises to help you step out of fear and into the courageous life you were created for. 

About the Author

Michelle Bollom is Founder of Restored Ministries, a non profit that offers inner healing and wholeness to others in her community and beyond. Michelle is a natural born encourager that loves to share with people the powerful promises in God’s Word. Michelle’s positive, not preachy, approach has allowed her to share daily encouragement and inspiration with people from all over the world and all walks of life. She loves encouraging others to release all that is hindering and holding them back. Simply teaching others to replace the lies of the enemy with the powerful and transformational truths found in God’s Word, allows them to live restored, mind body and soul.

You can purchase my latest book Here

Or also available on Amazon in paperback and kindle Here

Or you can get both copies of my new books; Your Rx for Fear and Your Rx for Healing signed and shipped for any donation of $25 or more made to Restored Ministries Here

Or join us live for their debut on 2/25/17 at our upcoming #LiveInLoveEvent2017 in NW Houston TX area – see event details Here

Thank you so much for all your support! 

    ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Peacemakers

  
Peacemakers

Promoting Peace

Building Up

Encouraging

Turning the other cheek…

70×7

War is 

In the Heart

Of man

Not God

His Plan is to

Succeed and Thrive

Humble Yourself

In the Sight of God

Don’t you Dare

Hide From Him

Surrender

Your Life

Then Peace

Will Dwell

And You

Shall

Rest

In Him

Stop.Fighting.God.

Come In

His Kingdom

Is Coming

Enter In

❤️ Krystal Lynne