Encouragement Category

Rejection Issues Revised — Part VII Healing Attention v. Invisibility

If a person with rejection issues wants to be invisible—that’s when they need love and gentle attention. Love is really the key to healing rejection. God’s love and the love of people. #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE

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Rejection Issues Revised — Part VI Attention v. Invisibility

Another symptom of rejection I had: the longing for attention vs. the desire to be invisible. That’s a dichotomy to be sure. It has to do with who you’re with. Are you with people you know who will love and accept you unconditionally—or with those you don’t know? #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE

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Healing from Jealousy & Envy — Rejection Issues REVISED Part V

Rejected people are selfish by nature. Because we need to have acceptance. When we get something we want, we feel that’s when people accept us. When we’re denied, we’ve been rejected.  #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE

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Jealousy & Envy — Rejection Issues REVISED Part IV

Are you jealous of what others have? Do you long to have more than you do? Have you ever acted on those feelings of envy? Can you be happy for someone else who got what you wanted? #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE

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Apology Demand? — Rejection Issues Revisited Part IV

I found this post from 2015. It published a week or so after my “Please Get Your Facts Straight” post — the highest viewed post in one day I’d ever had. What was the right thing to do? You tell me. Do you demand an apology for those who have hurt you? @donnalhsmith #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms […]

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Releasing Pain — Rejection Issues Revisited Part III

Are you ready to move past your pain? Do you want to be free from condemnation, self-hatred, low self-esteem? Can you open your heart enough to forgive? Let’s look at it. @donnalhsmith #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms #rejectionhope TWEETABLE

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Rejection Issues Revised — Part II

Last week I talked about anger, and how an emotional wound of rejection feels—paper cut vs. knife to the heart. How do we get past this? That’s what this series is all about. We need to release anger in a “healthy” non-destructive way. In order to do that we cannot carry the anger around with […]

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We Did it Again!

God is so very good. On Friday, I learned that Rose’s Redemption made the Finals of the 2019 Selah Awards! Meghan’s Choice did last year. It’s such an honor to make the finals because the Selah Award is very prestigious. A contest of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers’ Conference (BRMCWC), (one of the largest […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 6

This post is the last blog birthday post for this year. I’ve had fun revisiting some of the highest viewed posts and sharing again some of my personal journey with you. This one from last year on God’s Special Effects.  @donnalhsmith @a3writers #GodsSpecialEffects2018 #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears I introduced this series last year to discuss something […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 5

Today, I’m going to post from my series two years ago on APD. It stands for Avoidance Personality Disorder, and although I was never formally diagnosed, I exhibited or felt most of the signs. Otherwise known as Root of Rejection or Rejection Syndrome, I had this from before birth—having the personality type more affected by […]

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