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
Sitting in a room full of people with the same beliefs is supposed to bring you a sense of belonging and acceptance but, the truth is sometimes it leaves you feeling less than and empty. This empty feelings can be overwhelming and all consuming but, if you just dare to press through the pain you can and will find strength and confidence. Playing the game has been my game for years. I have … [Read more...] about Releasing Uncertainty
The waves will continue to crash down on you even if you fight them or try with all your might to stand strong. The more we fight the more tired and worn out we will become. Why fight? Why wrestle? Learning to go with the rhythm of the waves is not an easy task and yet, when you submit to it you can relax and enjoy the ocean's beauty. From my journal today: Am I messing up … [Read more...] about Waves of Grace
Parenting is seriously the hardest... yes, THE hardest thing I have EVER done in my life. Deployment has nothing on raising a kid. Graduating college was cake compared to raising a kid. My son is now a middle schooler and I have to say the past few months have had some of the hardest moments of my life. I pride myself on prayer, honesty and open communication. I limit my son's video … [Read more...] about The Struggle is REAL
How do you know He has your whole heart? How do you know you have released everything to Him? Your life will show signs of forgiveness, a non-judgmental attitude plus loving words and actions... to name a few. Is this me sometimes? Yes. Is this me all the time? No. And If I am being all that honest there is actually more evidence that I have not completely given Him my … [Read more...] about All or Nothing
I like to avoid change and transition all together. When I clearly heard God calling me out of traditional ministry and out of "church" all together I fought to stay inside the box. I fought to stay in my comfort zone. However, once I transitioned out and began to grow and feel a new sense of peace I was thankful for the rough days. I was praising Him for the struggle and journey it took me and … [Read more...] about Trust.