Are you feeling OK? Our typical response it a quick, “I’m fine.” Even when it’s not true. It really is OK to not be OK. Even when others don’t know how to handle this truth. You don’t have to make yourself OK to be OK, in fact,...
Maybe I’m stating the obvious to some, but I titled this post with words I need to remember often. You don’t have to do it all. When I get an idea, I feel the need to act. When I see a need, I feel compelled to fill it. When I think someone else should do...
There have been more days than I can count where I lay in bed struggling to get up again. Heavy sobs fluctuated with numbness. The blankets that covered me a metaphor for the way I felt covered and hidden from a world that moved on without me. Somewhere inside, I...
If someone gives you a gift, you might feel good. Whether or not you’re prone to want gifts, gifts motivated by love are nice. Right? But, if you sense that they’re doing it out of obligation, or what they gave is something that offends, or it is...
He invites us in to be part of His plan for our children. ~ Shontell Brewer, Missionary Mom: Embracing the Mission Field Right Under Your Roof This quote stirs a mindset shift in me. At least, in the mindset I had as a young mom. In an effort to please God and do what...
Ever find yourself struggling through life’s challenges? Maybe you’re tired and weary. Maybe fears and doubts threaten your ability to live well as a Christian.
I believe God has more peace, joy, and freedom than many of us come to know. I want this for us.
I also believe God is bigger and better than any of us can ever know. I want us to see more of Him daily.
Here we’ll journey through areas of emotional health, soul care, and spiritual growth in order to cultivate a life-well lived and a soul well-nourished. Not a perfect life, but a life reliant on the One who is perfect.
While it may not be easy, it’s worth it.
**NOTE: I am not a licensed therapist or clinician. Any advice given on this site is strictly my observations and insights based on personal experiences and study. It should in no way take the place of professional assistance.
If you're ever in the Grand Rapids, MI area, visit @bakerbookstore! It's amazing how much is there. The used book section is huge, the new books and gifts selection is wide, and there are places to sit and enjoy your finds.
I haven't heard back from the person who emailed saying she was ready to end her life, and believe God is telling her to do it. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for her. Let's continue to pray for her, and anyone else ready to give in to the enemy's ploy.
For decades, I've wanted to be like Jessica Fletcher. Traveling. Seeing different friends. Solving mysteries.
I feel like her today as I travel throughout July & meet so may great people! I'm in introvert, & highly value connection.
No mysteries to solve though. Good thing. 😆
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