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I’ve prayed the prayer ‘God use me’ many times throughout my life. It’s a continual awareness of how personable I believe God is, that he has a plan for each one of us. I can get side-tracked in my faith if I start to look around and compare myself to others or try to copy what they’re doing. I’m sharing a story from my life that I hope will drive the point home that we all need to keep our eyes on Jesus and where he is leading us.
God has so much for us in the coming year, but sometimes, it’s hard to gear up and aggressively pursue the next steps. I’m sharing a few personal stories of falling down hard as I raced toward a goal. And when I say falling… I literally mean… falling!
It’s that time of year where so many feelings can surface as people are going through a difficult time. I’m sharing a story from my cancer journey that I hope will inspire you to make a decision to connect with hurting people, even when you don’t know what to say.
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.