We all have things going on in our lives that keep us from step out and taking a chance. Career. Bills. Spouse. Kids. Obligations. Ministry. Chores. Not enough time. At some point in our lives we have to stop arguing for our limitations and start stepping out in faith to reach for our dreams. Yes, you will make some mistakes. Yes, there will be a learning … [Read more...] about Limitations
Life is not always sunshine and daisies. There will be storms and cloudy days. There will be moments of doubt or uncertainty. And if I am being completely honest there are days I am 100% certain I am screwing my kid up royally. There are even moments when I think my husband would be better off without me. The doubt is laced in our inability to give ourselves grace. Grace is easier … [Read more...] about Pushing Through
When anxiety rears its ugly head it looks different for everyone. Some people feel the anxiety in their chest and feel bogged down. Some people act our their anxiety with anger. While others feel depressed and distant from their friends and family. In the book of Ruth, Ruth takes a leap of faith to forgo going back to her family in order to stay with her mother in law. She believes it is the … [Read more...] about Heartache into Blessings
What does sharing life look like in our overly connected world? How do you share life without feeling the shame of telling your toughest struggles? These questions are tough and the truth is sharing life with others is not always fun and games. There will be moments of vulnerability and shame but, if you are willing to get past your insecurities there is beauty on the other side. The … [Read more...] about Sharing Life
Staying stuck is easier than taking your turn and changing the way you go about living. What is it about acknowledging being stuck that it is not always enough to get us to move forward? Fear. Anxiety. Apprehension. Doubt. Rejection. If we believe in His truth then we know, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and … [Read more...] about Unstuck.
I am afraid of letting people down. I am afraid of not being accepted. I am afraid of speaking my mind. I am afraid of being judged. I am afraid of failure. I have allowed fear to take me down a dark path of self loathing and hate. Fear is crippling. Fear can keep you stuck. Fear is not always bad. With fear comes courage. With courage you can accomplish anything. Have you allowed fear … [Read more...] about Fear.