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
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
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!
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 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!
Three years ago, I wrote a post on Facebook: "Sometimes we go through impossible situations so that we could truly know and believe that nothing is impossible with God." How appropriate for the conversation I want to have with you today about impossible prayers! Think of the impossible situations in your life. I want you … Continue reading Prayers for the Impossible
Marriage is hard. It's not impossible, and it's definitely worthy of fighting for, but marriage really is a fight. It's a fight against our own will, against our spouse's idiosyncrasies, and against what society expects of us. The hardest part of marriage is that you realize that your Prince Charming, or your Queen, is a human. … Continue reading Prayers for Eyes to See
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
Relationships are essential for our well-being. Studies show that people who have healthy relationships live longer and have an overall higher enjoyment of life. There's no better relationship (besides God) to invest in than the relationship we have with our spouse. I believe that there is an enemy of our souls that wants to keep … Continue reading Prayers for Unity in Your Marriage