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Don't Give Up...

Happy Sunday!

I woke up this morning thinking about Fantasia Barrino. I'm not sure why she's on my mind, but I love her as a performer, and I admire her story. She never gave up on her dreams - that in itself is powerful to me.

I love how she tells the story of standing in front of the mirror singing when she was younger using a hairspray can as a microphone. She was already believing her dream, but her journey wasn't an easy one. Fantasia had to deal with being sexually assaulted when she was in high school. That attack forced her to drop out because she felt embarrassed and was harassed. She was also physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by ex-boyfriend who is also the father of her daughter. Those experiences can break you.

I want to share one of my favorite quotes by Fantasia along with my favorite song of hers... Enjoy!                                  

 "I like to go to the ocean and see the miracles that God has created. It reminds me of His power. He can do anything, like pulling me up from where I came, taking me through what I have been through, and bringing me to this point -- the point where I prayed to be my whole life. " - Fantasia, in her book, Life is Not a Fairy Tale


 Have a blessed Sunday!

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