If you are frustrated by a negative mindset, read on for the antidote! Hint: It has to do with remembering… Tell me I’m not the only one. When life gets hard and the days tend toward long and exhausting, I find myself feeling like everything is wrong and nothing is ever going to change. I begin to lose hope, and the negative mindset threatens to invade and take over. I don’t usually catch it as it begins, but I abruptly find myself quite miserable one day. And then, with that awareness comes God’s rescue. He gently reminds me of how
In my last post, I tackled the topic of remembrance and why it is important, then I set out to spend 40 days remembering what God has done in my life instead of the typical thankful/grateful exercises. Interestingly, God brought me back to remember my season of anxiety and how He had worked within that story. As I read and reflected on what I had written about my anxiety story, I was amazed to see God’s fingerprints all over it. There was more there than I remembered on my own. Hindsight is said to be 20/20, and it offers a view
Ever found yourself in a season so hard you seriously wondered if there would ever be joy and happiness again? You’re in good company if you have. The devil loves to make us think we are alone in our suffering. He wants nothing more than to isolate us and keep us discouraged. Can I tell you a secret? You aren’t alone! My hard season has been an extended hard season, and I’m still waking through it. It’s been hard enough that two years ago, I felt like the “grateful” challenges were too shallow for the depth of my trial. Then
I’m always looking for new ways to dive into scripture to study it. Finding those hidden treasures tucked away, buried but accessible for those willing to dig a little is incredible. Listening to the Enjoy God’s Word 2021 conference gave me a new concept and a perspective shift for reading and studying the Bible. The idea is this: We should read the Bible not to benefit ourselves but to discover who God is. That was a lightbulb moment for me combined with a duh! Of course we should be looking to learn more about God when reading His word. It
It is always inspiring to see how God worked in the past to provide something needed in the present. Kind of like that saying about how years before Zaccheus climbed the tree, someone had planted it. It’s even more remarkable when God does something like that in my own life. Have you ever had any experiences where you realized God had moved weeks or months before and people or things were just in the right place when you needed them?
Burned out or poured out. Did you know there was a difference?
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know a common theme I write about is trials and God’s sovereignty. Life has been difficult for me in all areas- marriage, motherhood, professionally, and personally. Over the years I have come to see God’s sovereign hand in it all and I am so grateful for what the trials have produced in regards to my relationship with the Lord.
“I’m almost 100% sure it’s cancer.” My mom and I listened to the doctor who had just performed a colonoscopy on my dad give us the life-changing news over the phone. Thanks to COVID, my mom couldn’t even hear it in person. A procedure to rule out cancer showed the very thing no one ever expected. And just like that life would never be the same. The same weekend my dad had his first chemo treatment, a friend of mine was laid to rest after a 3 year battle with cancer. She was 36. Both ate well, utilized herbal and
It made me so sad. Reading through comments on a Facebook post, I came across someone who was afraid to plant something because they didn’t want to hurt the soil. As a long-time avid gardener myself and coming from a family legacy of gardening, it made no sense. I had to read it twice to make sure I read it right. As I read through the other comments, I realized there are a lot of misinformed and confused people when it comes to gardening.
I checked the clock on the stove. It had only been an hour and a half. Again. I had been changing my super plus tampon this frequently for the past 10 hours. Was I going to have to head to the ER? Then, just like that, those tingles of anxiety began snaking their way through my body. Hormone imbalance, specifically estrogen dominance, can wreak a lot of havoc in our bodies. However, the more I talk to other women, I realize many of us suffer silently behind closed doors in the night. I have written my anxiety story down (you
“Yep…. it’s good!”
Some of my earliest memories are of listening for those sounds when my mom would open a can of fruit or vegetable when preparing a meal. That sound meant the seal was good and the food inside was safe to eat. I may be biased, but there’s nothing better than home-canned fruit or vegetables! There is no comparison between home-grown food and what we buy at the store- in flavor or nutrition.