I’m reading through a book with a couple of friends that has been like a breath of fresh air in a life that can often feel noisy and distracting. It’s called Abundant Simplicity and was written by Jan Johnson. She encourages us to slow down and take a good look at our lives — how we spend our time, … [Read more...] about Let Go and Live
I struggle with self-worth. It's been a struggle for most of my life. But, I'm learning that I am more than who or what others think I am or believe me to be. In all honesty this is still something I struggle with today. It typically escalates when my depression or anxiety is affecting me. There … [Read more...] about Where I Find My Worth
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. - Proverbs 27:17 (NLT) One of my main prayers for myself over the past couple of years was for meaningful friendships. My journal entries from this time are full of things like, “If God really cares for me, why would he let me feel so lonely … [Read more...] about Friendship
It was a Friday morning and my mom had just offered to take the kids to the park so I could have a few hours to myself. “Yes please!” was my response. It had been a trying week of mothering. Every meal had been a flop, I was snapping at the kids, I wasn’t finding time for exercise. My … [Read more...] about The Cross and Your Shame
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Many of us know this verse. It is often used to encourage us when we feel lost, or when we need reminding that even if things are … [Read more...] about His Plan
I was watching a show the other night and there was a scene that really had me thinking about my spiritual growth. A sister is driving her brother to an AA meeting because she has just found him in his apartment with liquor bottles everywhere. He had been sober for a lengthy period and she is … [Read more...] about How Fit Am I?