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.

Every church should have women in leadership.

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