Magnificent Strength of Heart

Explore | Question | Wrestle | Repeat

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Blog – Magnificent Strength of Heart

What becomes of the person who moves 23 times before they are 19-years-old?
And who, as a teenager, lives in a country at war for almost 2 1/2 years?

That’s me.

Hispanic woman wearing glasses holding a puppy
Belinda McDanel with Little Bear

You become a resilient person and learn to navigate change. I share lessons I’ve learned on my journey in life. The question I’m asked most often is: How are you so resilient? This blog answers that question from many angles.

I strengthen people with story telling, especially people going through change, or suffering.  My writing is a call to the Christian Church, and myself, up to an identity that doesn’t include condemnation, exclusion and toxic relationships. An encouragement to have authentic connections. A place to nurture resilience, to think and process freely using these methods: explore, question, and wrestle.

In this blog, I explore what it means to have strength of heart in three areas:

  • Change
  • Adversity
  • Reformation

My Worldview in Three Sentences

Every person has a fighter inside them who wants to survive.

Every Christian should fight the same enemy. (and that is not each other)

Every person can navigate adversity in such a way, you come out stronger on the other side.

Welcome to the adventure. Some of my best content is here.