As a Christian struggling with anxiety and worry, I cannot tell you how many times people have quoted Matthew 6 to me. Not that I don't love the Word of God, but after hearing Philippians 4:6 and Matthew 6:25-34 over and over again, it seems more like a spiritual band-aid than as loving. While reading Matthew 6 … Continue reading Who (or what) is your master?
A few weeks ago, we discussed abandoning our to-do lists so that we could rely more on God and can have more peace. Some of you have admitted that it's difficult to give up a to-do list, especially with our busy schedules and all the appointments we have to make. So, for those of you … Continue reading What have you accomplished today?
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
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?
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
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!
The other day, I went to a Chinese auction, completely not expecting to go to one when I had woken up that morning. It was my mom's ticket, but she was unable to go, so she gave it to me for free. Since I'd had a panic attack at work, I wasn't sure I'd be … Continue reading Crazy Favor
I generally tend to be optimistic. However, in light of my optimism, people tell me that I'm sometimes unrealistic. And when people look at the negative side, they tend to tell me that they're just being realistic. One day, when I was in college, I looked outside and said, "Wow, it's a beautiful day outside. … Continue reading Pessimism is NOT Realistic!