I tend to have strong preferences about certain things. Those who know me might disagree, as there are certain areas where I can be pretty flexible. It doesn't take much for me to be content. However, there are a few areas of my life in which I have quite strong preferences. I was bringing one… Continue reading Open Hands
I have kept a journal for about 17 years. There were seasons of life when I was more consistent in writing than others, but I have always had a journal that I've been writing in. I definitely recommend journaling to anyone! Journaling has brought many emotional and spiritual benefits to my life. (I hope so,… Continue reading Why I Have Journaled for 17 Years.
I'm a person who really enjoys being connected with others. I thrive on having an active social life. While social media is a way to stay connected, I've found that I prefer other ways. There is a certain app which I used to use, which connected me with friends, family, and people from the across the… Continue reading Why I’m Cutting Down on Social Media.
(Note: I want to begin with a disclaimer that I am very much still figuring things out in this area. However, I'll leave you with words from the Bible and some thoughts and ideas I've gleaned through sermons, readings, conversations...Please feel free to add your thoughts and what you've learned in the comments as well!)… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. V: Finance.
Seeing a counselor can be a great way to move forward if you are struggling in some way. There is often a stigma about going to counseling, as if counseling is something only reserved for "crazy" people. The truth is, we all need help sometimes. Proverbs 11:14 evens tells us "Where no counsel is, the people… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. II: Counseling.
It's difficult to believe that 2016 is almost over! I feel as if the year was swift, yet when I look back, it's hard to believe how much happened! Let's start with something that will begin in early 2017. My patron for 2016, randomly chosen through the Saint Name Generator, turned out to be significant. It… Continue reading Highlights of 2016
This week was one of the most trying I have had in a long time. I was in survival mode, at work and at home. I felt out of my element and exhausted, emotionally and physically. The cold and rainy, dark weather did not help my energy level or my mood. Then came the long-awaited Friday. I… Continue reading Walking into Rainbows
(As of May 2020, I have written a part 2 for this post! Check it out here.) I don't know about you, but some days I feel pulled further and further from God. Frustrating situations, stress, uncertainties, and just plain busyness pull me deeper into myself. It shouldn't be like that. Each day we have… Continue reading Simple Ways to Stick Close to God Throughout the Day