Overwhelm, Acts of Hope, and Localizing Our Influence
Love–as a physical act of compassion–can only be effectively demonstrated specifically and in proximity.
Waiting for Your Ticket: The Courage of Corrie ten Boom
Despite the horrors they faced, Corrie and her sister Betsy held onto their faith, and Corrie learns that God gives her strength at exact moment when she needs—not before.
Fear of Change
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5).
Every success adds to my list of victories that I can cling to when I try something new. I remember what it feels like to pass the finish line, full of relief and confidence, and I know that I can do hard things.
Remembering the Courage We Have in Christ
Everything that I could ask for, Christ has already done.
How to Use Your Imagination for Hope Instead of Fear
I have come to believe that overcoming fear requires training our imaginations and letting them be redeemed.
Breaking the Chain of Anxiety
If thoughts are powerful enough to affect our feelings, then that means they must be powerful enough to make us feel better, too.
What I Wish I Had Known About Anxiety Sooner
The more of life we experience, the more confident we can be that we can handle these moments of discomfort. What used to trigger anxiety is now just an inconvenience.
Sunny Days are Behind Every Cloud
Today’s post is a little different because I’m still learning as I write this, working through the negative thoughts that have been nagging me lately.
Worry Can Wait: How I Learned to Postpone Anxious Thoughts
When I was in counseling, my counselor told me that, sometimes, it’s best to set worries aside for awhile.
If I Could Go Back in Time
I woke up last night from a dream where I was back in 2006 as a thirteen-year-old.
How Peace Surpasses Understanding
When we take our anxieties to God, we are not just asking that God takes away our fear. We are remembering that there is a God who listens and who cares about every detail of our lives, and this alone washes away our fear.
How I Learned to Halt Physical Anxiety
Last night, I woke up with an anxious feeling in my stomach. My breaths became shallow and quick, and I felt that familiar feeling of physical anxiety creeping up.
How Suffering Produces Hope
2020 has been a reminder for many that the security systems we have trusted don’t hold up. Now that we are preparing to celebrate Christmas, let it be a reminder that God enters into our fear and brokenness.
Finding Abundance Where I Am
We need less than we think, and there is abundance–and the possibility of abundance–all around us.
Fear of Change, Moving, and Being Rooted
Can I believe that the future will be even greater than the past? Can I believe that I haven’t yet experienced all there is?
Fear and Faith Can Coexist
Sometimes I feel guilty about my fear. As a Christian, I have heard the declarations over fear and the claims that it is a sin. I’ve read all of the verses in scripture that say, “Do not fear.” I know that fear, like laziness or greed, is a vice. But is it opposed to faith?
Where is Your Faith?: Directing Your Fear to the Only One Who is Worthy of it
Today I want to share a podcast interview that has been one of the best messages on fear I have ever heard. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires me!
You Can Do Anything for an Hour: Teaching with Anxiety
Doing hard things makes us stronger. The more I have been stretched, the bigger I can dream. I used to confine my dreams to my backyard, but now there is possibility. Because I know I can do anything for an hour.
Not all tears are evil: Learning to cry again
When I’m done crying, I blink out the tears, wipe my eyes, and move on feeling stronger instead of weaker.
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