Hermarís Díaz-Bobé has been nominated as our Featured "W.W.I.C!" Hermarís Díaz-Bobé was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. At the age of 23 she married and shortly after moved to Virginia as part of her husband’s military orders. There, she worked as a Spanish teacher and completed a Master’s degree in Practical Theology through Regent University. Once they decided to grow their family, Hermaris decided to stay at home with their first daughter. This is where Anchored Diary comes to life. As she battled PPD due to an unexpected c-section, writing once again became an outlet. Many shared she should not keep those stories private and the blog was born. Hermaris is currently working from home, taking care of both their daughters, building a photography business, and creating for her ministry through blogging.
It is hard to narrow down one single thing as to what has God done in my life. However, I would like to share with you a little about my testimony on overcoming the eating disorder of anorexia.
I have always been the thin one in my family, the good looking, the sporty girl. Because of this, I slowly went down the path of wanting to stay super thin so I ate less and less each day. High School can be brutal, and I allowed my fear of being alone to overcome myself. Being thin “defined” me. I was afraid of loosing the only “cool thing” about me.
How low did I sank into it? Deep enough!
I had to meet with counselors weekly, I stopped having my period due to the physical strain I was causing my body, I then could not gain weight, and I was even told that I may not be able to have children. This last one was the one that shook me.
At this point in my life I had already “made the switch” from christian catholic to simply christian. I cried out to the Lord, like few times I had before. I made a commitment with myself about self care. It took guts, prayer, and many tears to learn to see myself as God sees me. Years after, I gained weight to a healthy standard and we were ready to start our family. God, in all His faithfulness, granted me my child, way faster than we imagined I might add. I did not deserve it, but He did it anyways.
I am currently in my second post-partum period, and yes the thoughts of not eating and falling into that unhealthy cycle come to mind. Therefore, I have decided to speak up. You see, there is something freeing about admitting our faults because others will stand alongside you to fight. So today I encourage you, stand up and speak.
~ Question Time ~
When asked: What does being a Warrior Woman in Christ mean to her? She replied:
"Being a Warrior Woman in Christ means to stand up every time I fall and to be courageous even when the battle seems impossible for He has overcome.”
What piece of advice would you give women looking to start a relationship with the Lord?
“It is never to late, there is never a right time. The best you can do is start. There is not one way of doing it. He is waiting with arms wide open. Stop giving yourself excuses to put it off and start acting on your relationship with the Father. It will become easier each time.”
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
"I tell myself not to trust people so easily and to trust more in God’s plans”
This one is the foundation for the blog
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who live Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
We are worshippers in this house, therefore I have several favorite songs. In this blog https://anchoreddiary.com/top-3-songs-to-start-my-day/ you can find my favorite morning songs, to name a few.
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"We are all Warrior Women in Christ and because we are breathing today, God saw fit that our stories be told, too help not just ourselves be healed but also, the next sister heal, be set free and delivered!" - Jessica Williams
Feel free to share your story or nominate an awesome Warrior Woman that stands out in your life!
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1. What does being a Warrior Woman in Christ mean to you?
2. What piece of advice would you give women looking to start a relationship with the Lord?
3. If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
4. Favorite Scripture?
5. Favorite Inspirational Song?
6. Your Testimony of how God healed, delivered, blessed you, etc.
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