Taming Your Thoughts with Truth

Our thoughts can hold us captive. Especially if we are among those who suffer with anxiety. Even if you don’t, Satan often attacks us by placing negative thoughts in our minds. Thoughts that are far from God’s truth.  What are we to do about them?  Paul gives us instructions in a couple places in Scripture [...]

What now, God?

God has taken me on many journeys. He has taken me on one LONG journey as I navigate becoming a licensed mental health provider, advocate for the mental health needs of my clients, all while trying to meet the needs of myself, and those that live in my home. There are few who get it. [...]

It is what it is

The phrase in the picture above. It’s one of my favorites. Coined by my bestie and I to remind ourselves to not worry over things we can’t control. It has carried us through tough things. Even trivial nuisances. I even have a bracelet to commemorate our adoption of the phrase. However, I heard in a [...]

Hold on and keep me safe

“I lost my safe. And then I did what you call a spiral. I spiraled.” These were the words I heard in that moment. When talking about loss and fear. And I felt that. Every bit of what was said. Let me explain… Prior to the isolation and anxiety that came with COVID, life was [...]

Fix my thoughts

It woke me in the middle of the night. After several weeks of a sinking feeling. That feeling that even though you woke up feeling okay, something was "doomed" to happen. After several weeks of unstoppable bouts of crying. Of chest pains I attributed to a bronchial infection. Pain so bad in my abdomen woke [...]

It’s all going to be OK

Faith and feelings. Or “suck it up, don’t talk about it, just pray about it.” I’m a straight shooter. I’m honest. I keep it real. I share my struggles. And, I value the art of vulnerability in our lives. Even among the faith community. However, there is often this idea that we can’t be vulnerable, [...]

Not a Stand-In Comforter

If you look closely in the picture above. Beyond the curly-headed boy, focused intently on the puzzle sure to keep him busy for at least five minutes on a long car ride. You will see, peeking from his little lap-the blue, tattered, and worn face of his beloved puppy.  This puppy has been Hunter's devoted [...]

battling little boy giants

So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.  1 Samuel 17:50 David and Goliath. One of my favorite Bible stories. Every time I read, tell, or hear this story I get excited. I am reminded of so many of God's truths. It is a reminder to [...]

He Will Protect When I Can’t

The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go. Psalm 121:7-8"I don't want to go to school! I.DON'T.WANT.TO.GO.TO.SCHOOL!Since school began two weeks ago, this has been the wail of our little boy each morning. In the last two weeks we have [...]