When a thought enters my head, it won't leave. But, now that I'm older, I have learned how to drown out the thoughts. It's called distraction.
When I was in college, as part of my major, I had to go on an internship out of the country for at least six weeks. After months of searching and praying, I finally found an internship in Andalucia, Spain, with an organization called Camino Global (which has since then merged with Avant Ministries). It … Continue reading God Gives Us More Than We (Think) We can Handle
We went to a salt cave a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, I was living under a rock, because I thought we were going to a literal cave. But actually, it isn't a cave at all. It's a building that is filled with Himalayan pink salt, which has never been processed. People with allergies, dry … Continue reading The day they locked me in a salt cave
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