Do you need to change your focus? Check out these three steps you can take to snap out of your funk.
Several weeks ago I was frustrated. It seemed that no matter how much I got accomplished in a day it didn’t make a dent in all the things I didn’t get done. There were the usual everyday chores, errands that had to be run, home repairs that needed to be scheduled, all the holiday preparation, […]
We are often surrounded by pessimistic people, but that doesn’t mean we need to follow them down that road. Laura Rath is sharing four ways to stay positive in this post on Candidly Christian.
Fear can be a bully. It wants to stop us in our tracks and paralyze us from moving forward. Fear wants to spoil today and make us dread tomorrow.
I’ve had those days. I’m sure you have too. Those days when one annoying thing happens, then something else goes wrong, followed by another… and in a short amount of time, you find yourself grumbling about everything, and maybe even taking your frustration out on others. I’m not talking about life changing events that have […]
Several years ago we were at the beginning of a long walk through health-related issues with a loved one. It was recommended that we visit the Mayo Clinic, so we made the appointment and waited three months until the scheduled date. In the meantime, I worked with the insurance company to request the necessary pre-approval. […]
Last year felt like a year of extremes for me. The highs were really high and the lows were really low. There were wonderful surprises, but there was also sadness and loss. The saying, “We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.” feels like an understatement. I didn’t see the highs or lows coming until they […]
I had never been in a building when it was put on lockdown… until recently. Although the time from lockdown to all clear was brief (and without incident), it was long enough to be frightening. As we waited, my co-workers and I reviewed the steps we had been taught—Run. Hide. Fight. Run – When possible […]
I keep saying I’m okay, but honestly, I’m starting to question that. I wrote this to a friend a few weeks ago in an email. I thought I was okay. It was my standard answer when someone asked how I was doing. But privately, I was starting to wonder. I felt the weight of the […]
“You’re the glue that holds everything together.” I would guess that I’m not the only wife and mother who has either heard it, thought it, or feels it. I suppose it’s a compliment. Or at least it was on the cutesy Mother’s Day card I saw at the store several months ago. The first time […]
A few months ago, I wrote an article titled Hope Changes Everything. Shortly after I posted it on my own blog, it also ran on a website called Thoughts About God. There it received more exposure which led to comments and questions from readers in other countries. The common question was… How do I keep […]
A couple of years ago, I attended a writer’s conference. On the first night, after the main session, I approached one of the editors to ask about her breakout sessions the following day. She answered my question and we chatted for a minute. The following morning, she was in the hallway outside my hotel room […]
Last year, for me, feels marked by a medical timeline. There was the jumping through hoops to get insurance pre-authorization, the planning and making reservations to be out of town for a length of time, and the monitoring of the medical bills—what insurance would and would not cover. Throughout the months, I reminded myself to […]
Have you ever wondered why you can see God’s hand in some areas of your life, but not so much in others? Maybe like me, you’ve even asked Him. It’s not that you’re not thankful, you just want to know why. That was a conversation I had with God a few months ago. The Back […]