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 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
I was originally going to post this in May, but after realizing that Mother's Day is just around the corner, it's posting early! I have enjoyed Becky Thompson's posts on her blog/Facebook page, so I was excited when I learned she was publishing her first book. There's many books for women out there from a… Continue reading Review: “Hope Unfolding”