Have you ever looked at a brown, shriveling shrub and thought, "I feel as tired and dead as that plant looks?" Perhaps on a day (or month, or year) when everything just seems to be going wrong, despite your best efforts and intentions. Or maybe things are going right, but you just feel empty or lost inside and don't know why.
Part Five- Remove: Let Go Of The Things That Make Anxiety Worse Part Five marks the end of this mini devotional series. I hope over this last month leading up to Easter that you have found strategies in this series that help you lessen your anxiety. I hope that you've found rest in the promises… Continue reading Truth + The Anxious Heart (Part 5 Of 5)
Part Four- Reconnect: Strengthen Our Relationships With God + Others Having a stronger relationship with God through prayer and having deeper relationships with others is the fourth way that we can lessen our anxiety. We're going to look at our relationships with other people first. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says: 9Two are better than one, because they have… Continue reading Truth + The Anxious Heart (Part 4 Of 5)
Part Three- Revive: Renew An Attitude Of Thankfulness (You can find Part 1 of this series here and Part 2 here.) Today we are looking at how thankfulness can lessen our anxiety and change our hearts for the better. Let's jump right into 1 Thessalonians 5:18, which says: Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is… Continue reading Truth + The Anxious Heart (Part 3 Of 5)
Part Two- Refresh: Rest In Our Everyday Lives And In His Promises Last week we looked at the first thing to do to lessen anxiety, refocusing: turning our mind back to God + His Word. This week in Part 2, we're going to look at the second thing that makes anxiety more managable: refreshing our… Continue reading Truth + The Anxious Heart (Part 2 Of 5)
Introduction: Anxiety. It's the thing that no one wants to talk about, and yet 40 million adults in the United States alone have significant anxiety. That's 18% of the US population.* We all feel anxious at some point or another, but this 18 percent experience it much more frequently and intensely than the rest of the… Continue reading Truth + The Anxious Heart (Part 1 Of 5)
I sat next to a guy who I had a huge crush on in my high school World History class. We often had to do group work together so we would end up talking to each other. I'll never forget one day when I was wearing a light blue "tennis dress" that had short sleeves and… Continue reading To The Woman Who Doubts Herself
I was a bit jealous. Someone famous had posted a picture of herself and her kiddos in their new car, and one of the first things I noticed was, "oooh, her car has leather seats." What's crazy is I don't even like leather seats. To me, they're too hot in the summer, they can get… Continue reading The Thief of Joy
I waited years to find The Perfect Lamps (TPLs). Literally, years. TPLs would help make my Pinterest-inspired bedroom dream a reality. They would be not too small and not too large; they would look classy and elegant without the accompanying high price tag; they would be perfectly cohesive with everything else I already had. These… Continue reading Greed and The Perfect Lamps
It can be so easy to slip into a routine of only doing the things that have to get done and forgetting about doing the things that bring us joy and renew our spirits. It's easy to forget what those things even are when we are frazzled or overwhelmed. That's where a "joy list" comes… Continue reading Do You Have a “Joy List”?