Welcome to my blog: Overcomers with Our Word or OWOW!

I am excited about sharing my heart and journey with you.  I trust you will find OWOW to be a continual resting stop on your soul’s journey, a place where you will find words of encouragement, comfort and exhortation to aid your soul on its path to spiritual growth.  I don’t know it all, but I will share with you as I learn.  Let’s overcome by the power of our words!

Healing the Soul of America

Posted by owoword on February 14, 2019
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If we look at what’s going on in our world today, it appears as though the world is deformed by this poison of unforgiveness.  We’re seeing more images of brutality, living with the effects of systemic injustice, and now during what is set aside as “black history month” advertising depicting images of black face meant to cause harm and evoke a collective emotional response.  Unforgiveness is that heavy stone lying on the individual and collective

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The Golden Question?

Posted by owoword on December 30, 2017
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Category : Faith, Spirituality

Gold is the standard, always has and always will be.  Companies in times past gave a “gold watch” to those retiring.  Athletes work hard to obtain the gold medal, elementary students worked for the gold star, executives negotiated their golden package coming into a corporation and their golden parachute upon exiting it.  Gold is the standard for excellence.  In religious circles many of us were taught The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would

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WMDs: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Posted by owoword on December 29, 2017
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Category : Faith, Spirituality

WMDs, by definition, are nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapons that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere. Some of you may be too young to remember the Iran Contra scandal in the mid 80’s under the Regan Administration, but many may recall, under the Bush Administration, the Iraq invasion in 2003 based

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Signs of Spiritual Awakening

Posted by owoword on April 08, 2017
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Category : Spirituality

A spiritual awakening is happening all around us and within us right now!  ARE YOU ALLOWING IT; OR, HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO REMAIN ASLEEP? An increasing number of people have chosen to awaken spiritually!  There are also those who started the process, but decided it was easier to remain asleep.  This awakening of our connection to Divine Energy happens differently for everyone.  For some people, it can be a slow and steady process, while for others it

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Fulfill the Mission …

Posted by owoword on April 08, 2017
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Category : Faith, Spirituality

An Advocate: a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy, i.e., someone who supports what YOU SAY OR DO! NEWS FLASH:  Jesus came, lived and manifested the work the Father gave Him to do. And when he was done, he said, “it is finished.” The veil was torn. We don’t need a priest.  We now approach the throne of grace confidently; an offering is no longer needed. We are a royal

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Under Construction

Posted by owoword on March 26, 2017
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Category : Spirituality

It’s three months into the new year, March 2017. How are things progressing? Do you feel like the new year came in, but things are operating on the same cycle as it was for you in 2016? Do you feel like you’re in a hole? Is the hole getting bigger and bigger? Well, dear hearts, let’s talk. The other day I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in at least six months. When I asked

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The Power of Now!

Posted by owoword on December 03, 2016
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

Fifteen minutes ago I sat down with the intent to still myself, silence my thoughts and meditate.  As I closed my eyes and began to focus on my breath, I began to push aside the many thoughts that were rushing towards me.  As I relaxed more into the moment, I began to think about letting go and moving forward.  I tried to push that thought away as it kept coming back to me, but eventually

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Strawberries and Crème

Posted by owoword on November 03, 2016
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

My daughter came here with a certain “knowing.”  When she was in the womb, I noticed how she responded to certain rhythmic beats of the music I listened to; she showed me early on what she liked hearing.  By the time she was nine months old is when she began to physically demonstrate her response to beats and by the age of 15 months old, she instinctively knew what type of dance corresponded to a certain rhythm. 

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This summer I was driving my daughter to camp in Southeast Dallas. Nearing our destination, we were stopped at a red light where there happened to be an AT&T truck with quite a bit of equipment outside of it blocking a small portion of the intersection.  What we didn’t see, however, was anyone “manning” the vehicle or the equipment.  A short time later, my daughter saw a technician rising from the manhole.  Her first response

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My Father’s Voice

Posted by owoword on October 20, 2016
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

Yesterday while driving home from work with my daughter, I stopped to get her something to eat. I happened upon a particular restaurant next to a building on Zang, which brought back a memory related to my father.  I began to tell my daughter the story of how one day I was going into this building on Zang to get information regarding joining a business organization.  As I parked and gathered my materials to go

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I logged onto my blog today with the mind to write and saw in my drafts three posts I had started earlier, but had not completed.  One post is dated January 8, 2014, another July 9, 2014 and the third, which is the heart of the matter today, dated July 28, 2014.  What was I going through in July that I didn’t finish the assignment?  Well, as I began to read the post dated July 28, 2014, it was

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My Big Brother …..

Posted by owoword on May 29, 2015
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

Although I had four brothers, I was the only girl and growing up, my mother wouldn’t allow me to hang out with them using that phrase, “girls can’t do what boys do.”  So, I lived a somewhat solitary existence …. when my brother’s friends came over I had to make like a ghost and either be so quiet that they didn’t notice me or retreat to my room so that I wouldn’t be visible.  In

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I Said No!

Posted by owoword on December 10, 2014
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

Around the time my daughter was turning four, I purchased her a few kid appropriate books to begin to teach her about her body and the rights she had over it. Sad that we have to begin with our children so young, but children are very impressionable, quick to trust and easy to manipulate and intimidate — devices used by those who prey upon the innocent. One book in particular I just loved the cover

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Love Really Is the Answer!

Posted by owoword on December 02, 2014
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

The Great Commandment Matthew 22:34-40 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And

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This evening I ran a simple search, “how to be happy” on Amazon.com and, to my amazement, there were 191,393 hits with books on this subject alone, and that’s just one website. The Word says there is a way that seems right to man, but the end thereof is destruction. Culture seems to be influencing the church in this regard as there are more messages now than ever before on how to be happy, how

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Ever realize how much brighter loose diamonds appear when placed on a black cloth?  It’s done so you can visually see the contrast of the brilliance of the diamonds as they shine against the darkness.  We shouldn’t have to say we are the light when we’re called to BE light in the midst of darkness.  Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good and glorify Your Father in Heaven. Shine

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This is not meant to judge anyone, but rather to share my own thoughts with what I call “Christianese” or rather the phrases we use when talking with others. A few years ago a new employee started work in our office services department. When secretaries would go in for assistance and ask how she was doing or when people passed her in the halls and inquired as to her well being, she would always respond,

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Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs ever and being a single parent can seem four times as hard. With that being said, motherhood is one of life’s highest callings; many women long for a child and never have that prayer answered and then there are those who put no thought into the tremendous responsibility of bringing a life into this world and produce many children. There are many noteworthy mothers in the Bible.

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Revival . . .

Posted by owoword on February 28, 2014
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

I love the fragrance and beauty of certain flowers such as peonies, lilies, roses and hydrangeas; however, I have to purchase them as I never acquired the patience or “green thumb” it takes to nurture and grow them. So, as I sit here typing, I’m taking inventory of the actual “living” plants I have in my home — two peace lily plants and one ivy. First question, is that by accident or design? As a

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Take, Eat … This IS My Body

Posted by owoword on February 19, 2014
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28 (NIV)  When God delivered the Israelites after four hundred years

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There are so many things in this world that competes with, and downright fights for, our time.  You want to devote time to prayer and to reading and studying the Word, but don’t.  Between the spouse, kids, grandkids, getting an education, the job and other stresses of life, it seems difficult to squeeze in time for — or remain consistently focused on —  the things of God.  Listed below are common things that can interfere with our walk with God.  I must say, not

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Put Your Love on Top!

Posted by owoword on December 03, 2013
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Category : Faith, Uncategorized

It’s time to start loving yourself like you’ve been loving everyone else.  Often we give so much of ourselves away, putting everything and everyone before yourself, that we have nothing left to give ourselves.  Make a change today, start treating yourself like you are your own best friend. Therefore, no matter what is going on in your life — no matter what it looks like and no matter what it feels like — I want you to

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