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

A Pandemic Doesn’t Prohibit God’s Prosperous Plans

There wasn’t a pandemic when I graduated in 2018, but I experienced a halt in my plans due to external, as well as internal, factors. I planned to go to Peru, with a group of strangers, the week after I graduated for a mission trip. That is, until I sought counsel from my parents which… Continue reading A Pandemic Doesn’t Prohibit God’s Prosperous Plans

How Does The Cross Change My Identity

The symbol of easter is a cross. Yes, it used to stand for death, but now it means more. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) The cross means we have the choice to accept the… Continue reading How Does The Cross Change My Identity

How to Swap Stress for Stillness

Do you put a lot on yourself? Does life thrust undesirable circumstances on you? Whatever is the cause of your stress, know you are not alone. I’ve had my fair share of periods of stress. I’ve learned a lot in those (mostly) self-inflicted seasons of busyness: Trying harder only leads to burn outNo one is… Continue reading How to Swap Stress for Stillness

3 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Road Rage

My husband is the sweetest. Until someone cuts him off while driving. I always feel safe with my husband except on the road sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, his driving is great. It’s his road rage that has my eyes widening. I define road rage as getting angry with someone else’s driving. This doesn’t always… Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Road Rage

2 Ways To Grow Your Relationships With Your Words

Have you ever experienced a relationship that’s been wounded from a harsh spoken word or neglected from a lack of unspoken words?  I’ve experienced the struggle firsthand. I learned the hard way: words are crucial within a relationship/friendship.  “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for… Continue reading 2 Ways To Grow Your Relationships With Your Words

Examining Ourselves Through The Word

One late afternoon at my grandma’s house, none of my cousins were there to play with and there was nothing else to do. So, I picked up a child’s bible story book and began to read. By the end of the day I had read every story in that book. “What an accomplishment!” I thought.… Continue reading Examining Ourselves Through The Word

Praising God in the Pain

Did you know your circumstances don’t determine your attitude? We have free will when it comes to our attitude, despite life’s unfair circumstances.  In Habakkuk (the fifth-to-last book of the Old Testament), we see the example of a prophet who witnessed brutal injustices in his own country. He begins his book with a complaint to… Continue reading Praising God in the Pain

Going From Pressure to Peace with Our To-Do Lists

When making a to-do list, do you get overwhelmed? An ignored homework due date is rapidly approaching. Dishes in the sink are crying to be cleaned. A commitment to your fitness hangs in the back of your mind. A friend sent a text earlier asking if you’re free for a specific date. Tasks on a… Continue reading Going From Pressure to Peace with Our To-Do Lists