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Two Things We Need to Stop Saying

2 phrases that drive me bonkers: “Just Google it” and “Just pray about it” and crickets after that. Both are very good pieces of advice (for most situations), but sometimes, people will reach out to ask for more advice than

Posted in About Me, In Christ

Thankful for 2016

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Truth: I spent a good amount of 2016 in a state of anger, bitterness and depression. I let too many things almost break me emotionally when I should have been relying on my faith more. When I went back to

Posted in In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Kids, Marriage, Martial Arts, Parenting

2016 IBJJF Worlds Masters Championship

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I wrote the post below super early this morning and was too chicken to post it, but now I know I should. Today I became an IBJJF World Master Champion! All glory to God and thank you to all my

Posted in About Me, In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, The Stronghold

Training for Reigning (2016 Annual Rock Church Women’s Retreat)

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I spent the past few days at The Rock Church’s Women’s Retreat, and I mentioned this on Facebook: “Saying I had an amazing weekend would be a huge understatement.” I don’t even know how to explain the amount of spiritual

Posted in About Me, In Christ

Note to Self

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Patience, grace and humility: 3 things that don’t come easy for me. I wrote this 4 years ago and it’s still a struggle, but I’m trying.

Posted in In Christ, Marriage, Parenting
About StrongholdMom

Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.

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