A Forgotten Factor in Overcoming Anxiety

My mind was shouting “you’re a failure.” “Everyone is only tolerating you.” “You don’t belong.”  I waited till I was in my car. Then my emotions broke through. My throat tightening, tears rolling, and my mind saying I wasn’t enough.  It’s okay to experience emotion, but we need to get to a place where we … Continue reading A Forgotten Factor in Overcoming Anxiety

Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important

“It’s only temporary.” is the phrase He keeps saying. He says it to remind me, but probably to remind himself too. Every obstacle. Every bump in the road.  Blowing the converter in the RV breaker box, cleaning out disgusting dead mice, lightning leaving us with no electricity… My husband and I work 2 hours from … Continue reading Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important

Four Ways to Root Your Identity in Christ Amidst the Craziness of Life

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say we’ve all been there. Saying yes to too much, and now you’re scrambling to do it all. Leaving out what we know matters most: sitting at the feet of Jesus like Mary in Luke 10:42.  We might not complain to Jesus that our sister is not helping … Continue reading Four Ways to Root Your Identity in Christ Amidst the Craziness of Life

How to Not Allow Your Emotions to Consume You: Part 3 of 3

Again it’s a mixture of hurt, anger, and insecurity. The consuming feeling I don’t belong is confirmed when I scroll on social media. FOMO is real, but so is introversion. Insecurity consols my emotions.  “You don’t belong. You are too shy.” I sit on the floor in silence. Fear of rejection is greater than my … Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions to Consume You: Part 3 of 3

How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3

I woke up and instantly felt discomfort. I grabbed for my phone to google my aching symptoms. The morning AC felt extra cool. The coffee tasted extra bitter. I needed to know what was wrong with my body. This isn’t the first time I’ve diagnosed myself. When something feels wrong, I jump to find answers … Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3

How to Not Allow Your Emotions Consume You: Part 1 of 3

I was 15. We finished performing our play. Back on the bus, we could pull out our phones. I smiled when I saw the notification. My heart sank as I swiped to read the message. Hot tears could not stop streaming down my face. Excitement for Chick Fil A continued to buzz around me. But … Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions Consume You: Part 1 of 3