Depression, Encouragement, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), When it hurts

Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s not something we really talk about or acknowledge. But we should need to. Why? Because SAD affects many more people than we realizeBecause SAD is more than just “the winter blues”Because SAD can significantly magnify anxiety, agitation, clinical depression, and bipolar disorder Because SAD’s symptoms become more severe as the… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Jesus in Everyday Life, Trusting God, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

I’m a wrestling mom. And—I cannot lie—I LOVE THE SPORT! But what I love most is what it teaches my boys. The confidence it’s helped them gain. The mental toughness it’s helped them create. The warrior mentality it’s brought out. Their practices are grueling! They always come out of the gym dripping with sweat, worn,… Continue reading Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Healing, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Prayer, Trusting God, When it hurts

Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Trusting God

The Irony of Control (part 1)

Control. It’s one of life’s greatest ironies, isn't it? There are a lot of different reasons we seek control, including: FearUncertaintyDoubt/self-doubtInsecurityPrideUnwillingness to submit to God’s plan The more we try to control something or someone, the more we realize how little control we actually have. Then out of pride, anger, frustration, and/or fear we double… Continue reading The Irony of Control (part 1)

ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

Disclaimer: When I wrote Not Today Satan I didn’t expect to write a “part two.” But God had other plans. As I already shared: Last Friday, when I read the words, "The Bible study is officially off to the printer!" I was exhilarated! But before the first whoop left my lips, fear gripped me so… Continue reading Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

Attitude, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, This Week's Memory Verse

Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!

Fear gripped me so tight I could hardly breathe… Have I not commanded you? Mmm-hmmm Baby, look at me. (I look up) Have I not commanded you? Yes, Jesus, you have. Then why are you afraid? Because for the first time since you gave me this ministry, a project I’ve labored over, sacrifice for, poured… Continue reading Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!

David Study Excerpt, When it hurts

Great Distress. Inconsolable Tears. Desperate Prayers.

As you know from my last post, I am writing a Bible Study for our church so for the next few months I will be a lot more silent than usual. (It can happen😆) But I can guarantee, not idle. I promised experts of the study I'm writing. Here is the first one--doctored slightly for… Continue reading Great Distress. Inconsolable Tears. Desperate Prayers.

Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Waiting Well, Your Purpose

(Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15

What’s one of your very favorite things? Mine’s a toss-up between dark, strong coffee and chocolate (milk or dark)…and no, I’m not a fan of them being combined. I’ll eat them together, but I like my coffee black, very black. No sugar. No cream. Just black. Another is seeing God’s Word become Vibrantly Relevant in… Continue reading (Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15

My Story, Prayer, This Week's Memory Verse

Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

I let my prayer life become stagnant over the winter. I prayed. I cried. I prayed some more. But there was no substance to it. No…what’s the word?? Power! Prayer is our life-blood. Our heartbeat. Our connection to God. Our opportunity to praise Him. Confess our sins. Ask for forgiveness. Tell Him what’s on our… Continue reading Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

Goals, Journal, My Story, Prayer

Tips On How To Keep A Prayer Journal

I haven’t always kept a prayer journal. In fact, this is a recent (like within the last year, recent) spiritual discipline I’ve determined to be more diligent about. I will share how He changed me through this discipline at the end. See, I used to only pray when I felt like it. When I needed… Continue reading Tips On How To Keep A Prayer Journal