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How are you doing navigating the holiday season? Are you taking care of yourself in order to serve others? It’s the ‘put your oxygen mask on first’ scenario. I’m sharing an almost Christmas disaster and offering 3 quick and practical tips for self-care and resilience during the holidays.
How can you take care of yourself during difficult times? How do you bounce back during seasons of transition? Self-care and resilience are part of the same game plan.
There have been many long years of unanswered prayer in my life. It’s the strangest journey to pray for something good, and hear nothing. I have prayed for healing, for kids, for peace… all noble requests. Yet many times, God seemed to be silent on the side-lines. THIS is where managing my thoughts comes in.
There are so many times in life where it’s just hard to see any light at the end of a tunnel. I recently used the phrase- a journey in the same direction- and it has haunted me ever since. It’s an expression of faith to keep going when life is hard, and to keep going after our dreams and goals when they seem to be taking quite a long time. I’d love to encourage you on your journey in the same direction, as we look for God and the surprising hope he can offer.
Through the difficult times I have learned to look for God in the details of my life. I’m offering a quick reminder today of the the faithfulness of God alongside the pain and suffering. He loves us so very much!
Sometimes, okay… MANY times, we can be blindsided in life with bad news. It’s in those moments we have a choice to make: can we trust God with this unexpected piece of our journey? I’m sharing my thought process of how I intentionally choose faith over fear when getting the news of a sweet friend being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.
I was sitting at a favorite breakfast place with two of my closest friends for a pre-birthday brunch. Good food, great conversation. One of my friends slid a card across the table and began speaking these words over me: “Lori, God gave me a word for you. Hand-picked....
I could feel the anxiety beginning to mount, along with the incessant voice in my head listing all the things that are wrong with me. Why was I triggered? Why the sneak attack at this moment? This was a warm group of people… albeit, quirky at times… but this should...
Grace over perfectionism. Well... I sat down to write this post, and thought I would listen to the latest Facebook Live I did on the same subject. Oh my word!! I actually said in my opening comments… and I quote, “Another part I’m working on with managing my thoughts...