During my bible study this morning, I'm learning about joy in hardship. Weird concept right?! I don't know about you, but most of my days start with prayer and bible study, getting my mind right for the day, then without fail I close the book, something happens and I'm letting my emotions, frustrations, fears, and … Continue reading Learning to Fly
Oak trees are pretty common around me. Everywhere I look I can spot about 30 of them, many line our 80-acre farm. But, there is one oak tree that has stood out in my mind and I can not find another like it. In the early days of my Breaking Fee bible study journey, my … Continue reading Is Your Beauty Hidden by What Holds You Down?
Hey all! It's been quite some time since I've written. My world has been full of chaos, unknowns, stress, a whole lot of breaking down and a newly found breaking free. Following Jesus and taking steps to live life more like Him isn't easy and being humbled every day can be quite painful. The last … Continue reading Breaking Free
"Putting yourself down is a twisted form of pride" These words stick with me as I close out my bible study this morning. I am doing a study of Breaking Free by Beth Moore and day one hits me square between the eyes with these powerful, call-me-out, change-my-thinking, words. I love to learn and grow. … Continue reading Twisted Pride
Too many times I've found myself ashamed of who I am because I didn't please someone. Thought's of "I wish I were different so I didn't upset them" or "I wish I were someone else entirely because then they would like or approve of me." It's crazy how I can go through seasons and think … Continue reading Anxieties of a people pleaser
Not all growth feels good. Sometimes growth can come in something that resembles and feels much like depression. Hey all, I'm in a season of feeling very unsettled. My inner world is filled with a million lies that are far from anchored in truth "you're always going to be less than." You're never going to … Continue reading Unsettled
Ever feel like you've got nothing left in the tank for anyone else? Ever feel like it's been weeks, maybe years since you have felt full of life or just not running on empty? Being a mom and a wife sure adds to the running on empty emotions. Don't get me wrong, I'm so glad … Continue reading We’re Never really Empty
No, time control doesn't refer to time travel or the ability to stop time, however, I really wish I did have that power. The time control I speak of is the kind of control that I think I have over the day to day activities and situations of life. One of my spiritual gifts is administration. Makes … Continue reading Healing Anxiety of Time Control
Food and me - It's one of my greatest anxieties. I'm not sure when my obsession with food began, but I do know that it is where I turn every time I'm tired, sad, happy, celebrating, bored, angry... yeah, so I pretty much turn to food 24/7. Today, I'm beginning a journey to renew my … Continue reading Healing Anxiety Toward Food and Weight
We have some family coming to town and I love hosting dinner parties. I love to cook, I love to stay home, I love to know that the food will fit within my digestive restrictions, and I love entertaining family and friends. One of the most fun parts for me is planning and cooking the … Continue reading Hosting a Friendly Dinner Party?