This post may be inappropriate for those under age 18 due to the subtle mention of sexual language. Reader discretion is advised. Yesterday was Shine a Light on Slavery Day, a day to promote the #EnditMovement (Did you wear your red X?). Today, I'm ready to share how I feel about human trafficking, not only … Continue reading The Price of a Woman
As I've started working out on a regular basis, it has reminded me of God's Spirit. I feel more in tune with God as I'm focusing on my breathing and specific muscle movement. Because there are so many spirits out there, I believe that most Christians have shied away from the spirituality of God. While … Continue reading The Spirituality of God
Intimacy with God is made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We are able to draw near to God when we accept Jesus' sacrifice as truth, because we now have the righteousness of Christ. A couple of weeks ago, I read Tauren Wells' devotional on the YouVersion … Continue reading Intimacy with God
At the beginning of this year, I made a commitment to lose weight that I've gained over the past couple of years. Since starting (and finishing!) the 21-Day Fix from Beachbody, I've been able to not only shed some pounds, but shed some bad habits as well. My anxiety stems from emytophobia and agoraphobia. Although … Continue reading How Exercise Has Helped My Anxiety
Somebody needed to read this today! I was writing about a totally different topic, but I felt led to share this one. So, if you're reading this, my message today is for you. Every year, one of my plans is to overcome anxiety. And of course, every year, I still struggle with it. Yesterday, however, I was … Continue reading I Didn’t Bring Anxiety Into 2019
Although I have focused on a word each year since I graduated from college, I haven't started documenting my words until last year. My word for 2019 is commit, based on Psalm 37:5 "Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act." I was going to explain to you what the word … Continue reading My Word for 2019
I pray that you all had a lovely Christmas season! This past week, I posted a lot about the holiday blues. I'm happy to report that I didn't have the holiday blues this year! Remembering that the holiday season is about Christ and His redemptive work in our lives, remembering to include my husband in everything I … Continue reading No Holiday Blues Here!
I guest posted on Crystal Twaddell's Made to Brave blog this week about depression during the holidays. Unfortunately, it is a sad reality that more people are depressed/suicidal/anxious during this time of the year than any other time. As I've said before, depression and anxiety go hand in hand. Anxiety is high energy fear of the … Continue reading The Worst Kept Secret: Depression
Every year, I focus on a different aspect of Christmas. I'll usually hear a song on the radio that sticks out to me and reminds me to be conscious of whatever God is teaching me. Listening to actual Christmas music about the birth of Christ and not about drinking hot cocoa and waiting for Santa … Continue reading My Song for the Season: “Here Comes Heaven”
At the beginning of this year, a lot of my Christian writer friends were posting about their word for the year. While I had never done it before, I decided to pray about what my word would be. My word for 2018 is "declutter," based on Hebrews 12:2. For most of the year, I decluttered … Continue reading What IS the True Meaning of Christmas?