Do the holidays trigger thoughts of what should have been instead of what is? Are you feeling lonely? The strange thing about depression is that it seems to take your mind captive. You may think you can't stop the downward spiral. The next thing you know, you're driving to the grocery to buy food for… Continue reading Holiday Blues
Do you sometimes feel like you don't fit in? You may need to remind yourself that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this world is not your home. Your home is in heaven and you are an ambassador for Christ in a foreign land. "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were… Continue reading Our Role As God’s Ambassador
That's why we complain isn't it? To feel better. After all, I've got to get this off my chest! I need to vent!" But does it really make you feel better? I decided to do an experiment. What would happen if, instead of complaining, I thanked God. Here's what happened. The more I complained about… Continue reading Does Complaining Make You Feel Better?
I am strengthened by Vivian’s faith and trust in the Lord. God’s Word tells us, “… and after you have done everything, to stand.” I am standing with you, Vivian!
Do you ever have times when you just feel defeated? You try this or that to only end up disappointed and disheartened? It happens to everyone.
I’ve been tasting the bitterness of disappointed hopes lately with my recovery. I’ve tried new tasks I think I can handle just to end up once again taking two steps back. These were simple things like climbing stairs, or household chores, things that used to come easily but are now difficult and frustrating, resulting in nausea and fatigue.
That’s the physical struggle, but then there’s the spiritual struggle which accompanies the physical struggle because we are all connected: soul, body, spirit.
In her book ‘Beauty Marks’, Linda Barrick explains the difference between our bodies, souls and spirits like this:
Body: physiological, sense awareness, sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch.
Soul: psychological, self-awareness, mind, will, emotions.
Spirit: Spiritual, God awareness, Conscience, faith, worship, dwelling place of…
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Did you know that LAUGHTER has emotional and physical health benefits? It relieves stress, improves your mood, eases anxiety, and more! I tend to be very serious and analytical, but I am learning more and more how important it is to laugh every day. At the end, I will share some of the sources I go… Continue reading How To Relieve Stress AND Boost Your Mental & Physical Health
Is your heart heavy because someone you love rejects Jesus as Savior? Perhaps he(she) calls himself an atheist. Or maybe, he just refuses to search for Truth and instead stands stubbornly in the darkness, clinging to "intellectual" arguments that support his atheistic beliefs. If you've been praying for someone for a long time, don't give… Continue reading Promises That Will Encourage You To Keep Praying for Someone You Love
I spotted a girl in a strange looking outfit. (Kids have some crazy ideas about fashion in middle school.) From across the cafeteria, I tried to see what kind of shirt she was wearing, but couldn't make out the words. It was something I'd never seen before. I gazed out at the students as they… Continue reading What’s In YOUR Closet?