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Control: Recognizing and Eliminating the Source of Our Anxiety

The need to control our lives is consuming and results in feeling anxious. Once we recognize the source of the anxiety, we can eliminate it. On my quest to run a marathon in all fifty states, I found myself in Delaware. Up until a few years ago I honestly had no idea where Delaware actually… Continue reading Control: Recognizing and Eliminating the Source of Our Anxiety

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Heard: Embodying Godly Virtues While Speaking Truth

Everyone has an opinion, and not all opinions exist from truth. It can be difficult to embody Godly virtues while trying to be heard. My 30th birthday is fast approaching. Yes, yes… I’ve heard it all… “You’re so young!” “You’re just a baby!” “Wait, what!? You’re not 30 yet?” I have been the subject of… Continue reading Heard: Embodying Godly Virtues While Speaking Truth

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Healing: Understanding that God’s Goodness May Be Uncomfortable

God promises healing of our wounds, but this can be an uncomfortable process. Understanding this, we can trust His goodness and accept His healing. “Mommy, why do my eye lashes feel weird?” A quick look at my preschooler’s eyes, and I knew we woke up to pink eye. Ugh. Pink eye is just gross, but… Continue reading Healing: Understanding that God’s Goodness May Be Uncomfortable

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Impact: Being Prepared to Influence Others, Even With Fear

We are called to impact all of the people we come into contact with. We need to be prepared for this, and know how to act. Even if we feel fearful. Some of my favorite time spent with my husband is late at night, snuggling under the covers, having meaningful conversation. Recently during one of… Continue reading Impact: Being Prepared to Influence Others, Even With Fear

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Freedom: Seven Verses to Break the Bondage of Should and Ought

Many of us women find ourselves enslaved to the bondage of what we “should” and “ought” to do. Freedom from this way of life is possible if we fight for it. You should eat more vegetables. You should get more exercise. You should lose that ten pounds…yesterday. You should read your Bible more. And while we’re… Continue reading Freedom: Seven Verses to Break the Bondage of Should and Ought

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Purpose: Choosing to Have a Joyful Heart During Mundane Seasons

It can be difficult, during lulls of life, to find purpose and joy in the moment. It is sometimes hard to see God’s design through all the tasks, commitments, and errands. Living with a cheerful heart, even during the mundane seasons, is possible!  A new season is upon us. Fall is here, but, more annoyingly,… Continue reading Purpose: Choosing to Have a Joyful Heart During Mundane Seasons

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Forgiveness: Six Things We Can Do When the Pain Lingers

Forgiveness can be extremely hard and the pain feels like it will never subside. What can we do to heal, when the apology never comes? What does the Bible tell us about forgiveness and remorse? Most of us learn about forgiveness and remorse early in life. In my experience, these two lessons work in tandem… Continue reading Forgiveness: Six Things We Can Do When the Pain Lingers

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Vision: Understanding Where Our Dreams Come From

We are created for a purpose. Each of us have a vision. When we understand where our dreams and visions come from, we have the boldness to act on them. Of the many attributes I could use to describe myself, “dreamer” would be among the top. And I don’t stop with dreaming for myself. If… Continue reading Vision: Understanding Where Our Dreams Come From

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Trustworthy: Coming to Jesus with Broken Pieces and Open Hands

Our attempts of self-protection only lead to further damage. Jesus is trustworthy. We can come to Him with open hands and all of our broken pieces. About a year ago, I was at a ladies event one evening put on by my church. My church puts them together 2-3 times a year and covers a… Continue reading Trustworthy: Coming to Jesus with Broken Pieces and Open Hands