In 2015, three days after we had gotten engaged, I wrote this post on my personal Facebook page: "God is so good We're so blessed. We may not understand what He is doing all the time (even in the good times!) But that's why we trust Him and praise Him." Waiting on God is hard. … Continue reading When God’s Yes Is Just as Confusing as His No
Almost everyone I know has an anxiety disorder or at least has had a panic attack at least once in his or her life. With this in mind, I am astounded that people exist who have never had a panic attack or even understand what it's like to have anxiety. One of these people may … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Your Spouse Who Has Anxiety
When I first became a Christian, I struggled with anxiety. I memorized verses about anxiety, such as Philippians 4:6-7. After wrestling with this passage for about a decade, I know that this verse literally has the key to curing anxiety. Here is the verse, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what … Continue reading Be Thankful and Have Peace
It's one thing to be busy, but it's another to be stressed! Busyness is external, while stress is internal. You can have a schedule packed to the brim, but you can have peace. At the same time, you can have nothing to do, but your mind could be swimming. Regardless of how you handle stress, … Continue reading How to Handle Stress in (and outside of) Your Marriage
"...You don't deserve me at my best." This saying was popular when I was in high school. In the days before memes, we had AIM icons, away messages, and MySpace graphics. The context in which this phrase was used when I was younger is for friends and relationships. It's hard being a teenager. If you … Continue reading “If you can’t love me at my worst…”
This post was #sponsoredbyfaithwords. I was not required to give a positive review, so my review is my honest take on the book I Am Redeemed: Learning to Live in Grace by Mike Weaver. I’m so thankful for the opportunity from Faithwords to read this book for free! I’ve enjoyed the other books that they’ve recommended … Continue reading Book Review: I Am Redeemed
There's something within all of us that desires to go through it anyway. We desire to do the impossible, the scary, the dangerous. That's because we, like ships, were not created for "safe" lives. We were created to make a difference. We were created to glorify God by doing the impossible through His strength.
My husband and I are very thankful for the team at Ramsey Solutions. As most of you know, Dave Ramsey has been teaching for 25 years about how to win with money. His motto is, "Live like no one else so that later you can live and give like no one else." Along with his … Continue reading you’ll work, but you’ll love it!
Over the summer, we've seen so many of our friends and family go through various life events, including buying houses and having children. We are genuinely happy for them. We know some of their stories, and the hard work and grace it took to get to where they are today, and we are so proud … Continue reading what about me?
There it was, right on cue. Pains ran through my stomach, instantly nauseating me. Isn't it suspicious that they always come when I'm about to walk into work? Sometimes I get them a little earlier, like when I get into the car or when I first wake up. But what are the chances that I … Continue reading how thoughts affect our health