When we take this perspective on service and how we use our time, it can soften our hearts towards those we are asked to serve. When some one disrupts our plans, throws off our schedule, or makes us have to redo what we just completed, we can remind ourselves that Jesus's love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. We can love like that.
Growing up, my mom made us sit down and write thank you notes to family members for birthday and Christmas gifts. As a young kid, I found it a chore. It seemed silly, writing a thank you note when I had already thanked them for the gift in person! But, I’d do it anyway.
combating anxiety one small moment at a time In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, it's all too easy to become overwhelmed by the constant barrage of information, responsibilities, and stressors that seem to be a never-ending part of our daily routine. Anxiety, a common companion in this fast-paced world, can leave us… Continue reading The art of noticing the small things
As the summer transitions into fall, many of us eagerly anticipate the arrival of cooler days, vibrant foliage, and the taste of cinnamon and nutmeg in our favorite drink. However, for some, the change of seasons can trigger anxiety and stress.
Is it hard to sit down and relax when you know things still need to be done? Have you ever tried letting the ground rest?
I'm excited to bring you a guest writer this week! I met Cassie through COMPEL, an online writer's community. Cassie writes about her chronic health struggles and what the Lord is teaching her through the difficult road of perseverance. If you are finding yourself on a long road with no good answers or clear direction, I hope Cassie's words today encourage you!
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.
When I was at my lowest point with my anxiety and depression, it took all of my mental energy to convince myself to get out of bed and move through my day. Most of my days I went through the motions of getting the kids off to school, working my secretary job, and being back home in time to welcome the kids home from school. Outwardly, I did my best to hold myself together when inwardly I was vacillating between wanting to cry in the dark or scream into a pillow.
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A lot in life never gets done because we keep waiting until "we are ready." Something looks kind of difficult or we know it's going to make us uncomfortable. We may be afraid that we are going to fail, so we put it off for another day - until we're ready. But, if you put off these things until you are ready- You. Never. Will. Be