How do you define failure? How do you define success? It’s one thing to read the definition in a dictionary, it’s another to describe it in regard to your own life.
Author: Nichole Suvar
How can I make this summer count?
We hear about bucket lists, being the "yes" parent, and how we only have so many summers left with our kids. All of that may lead you to feel the pressure to make the most of the summer ahead - and with that pressure comes anxiety.
Can we skip to the good part?
Are you struggling right now and finding yourself asking "Can we just skip to the good part?" Seasons of illness, poor relationships, hard parenting, tough jobs, dark mental health - the list goes on. Sure, the easy route would be to skip to the good part, get past all this angst, and finally feel like things are good.
What is the downside to hustle?
We can hold on to the belief that if we just work a little harder, pray a little more, have a little more faith, push ourselves that extra step, then everything will start falling into place. But eventually, it will burn us out. What then?
3 simple steps to a calmer mind, body, and soul
How we handle our thoughts is important to how we handle our anxiety. But equally so is our ability to communicate between our mind and our body. Our mind may believe that we are safe, but our body may not have received the message. Such was the instance for me in the kitchen that evening. I knew I was safe and there was nothing to worry about, but my body hadn't gotten the memo.
The best direction when making plans
How often do we forge ahead with something, convinced we are doing the right thing? We can see all the pieces at play and tell ourselves that we are choosing the right path. We say a quick prayer, thinking there is now a blessing attached to our plan.
What to do when life is out of control
Today on the blog I am sharing my friend with you! Megan and I have met through the writing community and we have quickly connected over our similarities when it comes to our awkward personalities, our love for sharing God's Word and how He is shaping us, and our mutual struggle with anxiety and mental health. I hope you are encouraged by her words today!
What happens to the fig tree in the Spring?
If the fig tree didn’t have it’s winter rest, safe in the dark room, it wouldn’t have the energy to produce those delicious figs come August. If you are in this season of waiting right now, how can you use it to build up your resources and to take an intentional rest?
What is so good about Friday?
Why do we call it Good Friday? That awful, terrible day. Full of pain, blood, and undeserving death. From a human perspective, it's not good at all.
How to celebrate Seder
For those who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, this is a very special week. Easter. There are several different ways to approach this holiday, but we will get so much more out of it if we are intentionally preparing our hearts as we walk through this week.