1) Have you ever been in a situation where you had to "go back" to a place of shame or ridicule? At my mommas funeral last April, I had to face seeing my two brothers, and my dad. They are filled with such hate, and hard feelings toward me. How did that make you feel? It made me very sad, and uncomfortable. I long for reconcilation with them. 2) Is there any circumstance in your life that still has you running for cover? Yes Share if you feel comfortable. One of my brothers has extremely harsh feelings toward me, he has told people that if anything should ever happen to me, to not bother calling him, because he will not care. Whenever I think there is an occasion that I might possibly see him, I get so nervous, and scared. I do not want to feel this way for the rest of my life, it really hurts. I will continue to pray that God will soften his heart towards me, that is all I can do. 3) When is the last time you felt like an overcomer? When I was a teenager, I was sexually abused by my stepfather. He passed away a few years ago, and I felt no closure at all. I continued to have nightmares about him. My husband got a picture of my stepfather from my momma, and we went to where he was buried. As my husband stood by my side holding onto me, I began to release all the feelings that I had carried on the inside of me for years. I told my stepfather how he had hurt me, and that he had no right, to do what he did to me. I screamed till I could barely talk, and cried till my eyes were swollen. We burned the picture, and scattered it over his grave. Before we left, we prayed, and then I told my stepfather that it was now over, that he no longer had any control over me, and that I forgave him. 4) If you have not yet taken the serpent by the tail, are you willing to stop running, take hold,and trust God to transform it into a tool for wonders? Yes, I am very willing to trust God with every area of my life. 5) I would like for you to write down this statement based on 1 John 2:14 somewhere you will see it often this week: "I am strong, the word of God abides in me, and I have overcome the evil one." Memorize it. Say it over and over, until you believe it. Will you do this? Yes, I will do this, I will put it on top of my computer, and on my mirrors.