About

Welcome to Prayers and Promises

My name is Diana, and I’d like to welcome you here.   I appreciate you stopping by today.  I am a Faith Builder in the Kingdom.  I usually write about what is on my heart for the day. My posts might include thoughts on Spirituality, Health, Healing, and Recovery from Depression and Domestic Violence.

My Purpose – To overcome adversity, thrive, and live an abundant life

My Mission – To encourage and teach others how to rise above their circumstances, enlarge their vision, and soar to new heights with God

My Calling – To use words and music to find and share hope is this crazy world

 

 

Part of Diana’s Story:

“I have lived in abuse, years upon years, relationship upon relationship. I have been married – more than once, and I have been divorced – more than once- to abusive men. I have been to the shelters, time and again. I have had restraining orders, had them broken, and called the police again. I have been to court more times that I can count. I have fought for my children and their rights for child support. I have lived through suicide attempts and thank you Lord, I did not succeed. I have been to the Mental Health Ward – more than once. I have gone to the counselors, taken the “happy pills” and lived in ‘la-la land” for months at a time. I have been treated for depression and at one time in my life , I did not get out of bed for 6 months.

I have laughed, I have cried, I have believed, and I have doubted. But through it all, God has been faithful. He has made a way for me and my children where there was no way. He has protected me and my children supernaturally, more than once. He has provided for us faithfully – oh the stories I could tell! He has restored my peace of mind. I am no longer taking any ‘happy pills’! I do not hear “the voices” in my head that used to scream things at me, or whisper and laugh at me. I do not live in the land of shame and guilt anymore, I have changed addresses!

I am not that same person. I have lived free from fear and abuse for the last 12 years, and today I can say, because of Christ – I am free! Thank you Jesus! A few years back God even blessed me with a Godly husband, one who encourages and supports me . We play praise music together every week at Church! It is rather healthy I have to say, and I am forever grateful. But I had to learn what healthy relationships were. And I had to learn to establish boundaries in my life.

Today, I do not live in fear. Today I am not a victim of abuse, I am a beloved daughter of the King. I am life that God touched, rescued, and changed. I know that God exists, He saved my soul from the pit, He protected me and my children, and I know He will do it for you too!”

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  2. Dylan Raines says:

    Hi Diana!

    Thank you for following my blog!

    It sounds like you have come to understand your identity as a daughter quite well.

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  4. Ana Perry says:

    I’ve nominated you for the quotes challenge. This isn’t an award but a chance to encourage others with your favorite quotes. Please do not feel obligated to participate, I understand time as well as motivation is necessary. I’ve chosen you to participate because I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and have found much that is quotable.

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  5. My dear sister in Christ, Diana
    Today I have got such a great honor from you. Thank you very much you reblogged my post “Don’t look back.. Keep Moving forward” Your greatly kindness is much appreciated. Once again thank you so much. May God always bless you abundantly 🙂

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  6. Ana Perry says:

    Merry Christmas Diana, I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and a wonderfully God blessed New Year

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  8. What an AWESOME…AWESOME testimony!!! Praise God!!!

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  9. Your site has given me so much hope! Thank you! I just nominated you for an award. http://annarosemeeds.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/duet-awards/

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  10. You have a BEAUTIFUL site….you photos and graphics are wonderful…your words, touching. Most wonderful is the light you found at the end of a never ending journey. I am so glad you have found your way, your guidance,

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  11. elmcal says:

    Thank you for liking my poem. I’m so glad that the Lord restored you to what and who He intended you to be. He’s amazing, isn’t He?

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  12. ckaztiyo17 says:

    You have a beautiful blog, keep up the great work! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award.
    You can learn all about it here
    http://kastiyos.com/2013/11/27/kastiyos-nomination-for-the-sunshine-blog-award/

    Thanks a lot!

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog and for deciding to follow my posts. I am looking forward to following yours for sure. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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  14. Wow, this is powerful and amazing testimony! Praise Jesus! Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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  15. Morgan says:

    I have nominated you for the 2013 Blog of The Year Award. Please understand that acceptance is not requisite, but do know how much you have blessed me. Should you choose to receive this nomination, further info can be found on my post: http://booknvolume.com/2013/11/23/off-my-trolley-with-gratitude/

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  16. rita kowats says:

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you for your craft and the inspiration it brings me.

    Click here for my VBA nominations

    Click here for VBA nomination information

    Rita

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  17. versical says:

    Hi Diana, thanks so much for your awesome comments on my poetry, I was pleased that they help you in that way and pray that God will continue speaking to you through them. God Bless you, Mike.

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  18. JWilliams says:

    It’s amazing how people somehow find eachother from the same backgroung with almost the same story and come out of it with the same strength. I love that we fell upon eachother and I love your messages, story, valid raw points, and most of all inspiration. You who have come from the same darkness that once surrounded me as well are shedding light on the world with your beautiful soul…..this is rare for many survivors of abuse sadly many are inward or beg for pity not thinking that there are other’s out there like us that need desperately to know they are not alone! Thank you for being YOU! 🙂 Jacqueline

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  19. laurabennet says:

    You are singing my song! I love your site and the challenges you present. Thanks for sharing! And thank you for checking out my blog. I’m glad you found me. Isn’t it encouraging to know God’s faithfulness knows no end, and we are not the only one who has experienced it?

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  20. Joel Kravitz says:

    thank you for your kind wishes on our anniversary

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  21. Kev says:

    I am so happy for you. There are so many women who just continue in their relationships. I know it’s easy for us to say…leave him…and although our best intentions are at heart…it is not easy to do. So we also need to understand this and instead of telling them how, we have to show them how.

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    • You are so right Kev, I had so many people “tell” me what to do, but only a few that would “show” me. Most women in this situation don’t even have access to cash near the end, or a vehicle. So when people say “just leave” it’s like “yeah, how?” With no money, no job, and no support system…not as easy as all that.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts today. I’m coming over to visit your blog next!

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  22. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your story is one of anguish but also hope. It looks like a beautiful collection of memories. Cheers, Tanny

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  23. Caddo says:

    This is such a gorgeous blog–I love the name/title, “Prayers and Promises”. Praying for God’s blessings to overflow inside, outside, all around you!

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  24. What an honest, hope-filled testimony! Traveled that abusive road also and share in your joys of overcoming. Looking forward to your inspired gems and God’s enhancements to your life. Shalom, Diana.

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  25. What a Beautiful testimony Diana! I look forward to reading more of your blog! Many Blessings, Hannah

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  26. Julie Garro says:

    Thank you for your honest story. I love the set up of your blog. I’ll be back to visit often.

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  27. Hey, whoa! What’s up with the “rant gone missing?” You okay? You can contact me at batransformed1@yahoo.com if you need to chat.

    \o/

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