I always beat myself up for having anxiety, but the truth is: for those of us who have anxiety, we are braver than we know. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear." Anxiety makes it seem like whatever is … Continue reading You’re braver than you think
We are meant to be a team with our spouses, but how often do we check up on one another? When the Bible describes a husband and wife as "one flesh," the tense of "become" is actually present progressive (Genesis 2:24). That means we are constantly becoming one flesh, and will continue to do so … Continue reading Five questions to become one with your spouse
Anyone who knows my husband knows that he is a man of few words. However, the words he says are so golden, they make you want to stop what you're doing and listen. As a woman with many words, I have learned to listen to him and give him the respect he deserves. But what … Continue reading The power of silence among couples
When I'm around critical people, I become critical. When I'm around negative people, I develop the nasty habit of complaining. However, I'm really not critical and I can't stand complaining. I generally tend to look on the positive side of things. So why can't I help others to be encouraging, instead of letting their negativity … Continue reading Why can’t I change the culture around me?
My husband and I got married after knowing each other for a year. We could have waited until we had our finances in order, but we decided that we'd rather work together to make money than establish our own separate budgets only to combine them in the future. Two and a half years later, we're … Continue reading Finding that work-life balance
Last week, I wrote about abandoning your to-do list and giving God full control of your day. Did you try it? How did it go? At the time of writing this post, it's been six days since I've let God rewrite my to-do list. For one, I feel much more peace and joy. I'm disgusted … Continue reading What happens when you abandon your to-do list?
My husband and I appreciate all the love and support we've received on our Marriage Monday posts. They will continue as long as we continue to have adventures to share! I'm excited to announce that I'm working on a marriage devotional! Crazy how it happened. My novel is done (praying about publishing it - ANY … Continue reading I’m writing a marriage devotional!
As a former Administrative Assistant, I enjoy my to-do lists. Checking off those little boxes makes me feel like I accomplished something today. I often like to cross things off my list, so I have a sense of truly conquering that task. But, a couple of weeks ago, God convicted me about my to-do list. … Continue reading Abandoning My To-Do List
Thanks so much to my faithful followers who have continued to read and share this blog! I created this blog to be a joy for me and for my audience, but it was becoming a burden. Between my novel writing, my part-time job at a publishing company, and chores (yay for adulting!), my blog couldn't … Continue reading The Wait is Over!
I just wanted to update you all that I will be taking a break from my blog to focus on free writing. I can't wait to tell you all about it when I'm finished! I've been studying the topic of soul care, and as I've asked the Lord how I can better take care of … Continue reading I’m Taking a Break!