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Anxiety is something we struggle with, even as Christian women.

3 Simple Exercises to Calm Your Nerves

May 18, 2020 |
3 simple exercises to calm your nerves

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to expose your nerves, heighten emotions and unearth the best (and the worst) in all of us.

If you’d asked me a year ago what I thought I’d be struggling with most during this unprecedented time in the world I’d probably think fear or anxiety. I tend to worry, play out worst-case scenarios in my head about my kids, my family and often myself. But that hasn’t been my reality. For whatever reason anxiety has been kept at bay, but something else has reared its ugly head. 

I’ve become quarent-angry. (See what I did there?) 

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Cast Your Cares on Jesus

8 Tangible Ways to Cast Your Cares on Jesus

Jesus cares for you and He wants to take your burden. But do you know how to cast your cares upon Jesus? If the command to cast your cares is a bit obscure for you too, I hope sharing my search for knowledge will…

May 4, 2020
Christmas Anxiety

3 Ways To Relieve Christmas Anxiety

Christmas anxiety... it's a thing. And it's not a fun thing. Valerie knows because she experiences it first hand. She shares more in this post...…

December 4, 2019
Fighting fear with Jesus

Looking to Jesus & Resting In His Embrace

You've hear the story about Peter walking on water, probably more times that you can count. It's inspiring, we get that. But what about when you're really sinking beneath the waves? …

September 30, 2019
Fear is a bully (but God is stronger)

Fear Is A Bully (But God Is Stronger)

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. …

September 11, 2019
4 Ways to Fight Anxiety with Faith

4 Ways to Fight Anxiety With Faith and Prayer

“Should I move back home to Hawaii or should I stay in San Francisco?” this question kept me up at night and then when I did fall asleep it leaked in and crowded my dreams.   I was in my first semester of college…

June 19, 2019
Trusting God - Even when you cannot see.

3 Lessons In Trusting God (even when you cannot see)

In a previous blog post I told the story of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that shook Alaska (and to some extent, my faith) last November. As I write this, I have the benefit of hindsight. Our home hasn’t been repaired yet, but we are…

June 3, 2019
My winning battle with health anxiety

My (Winning) Battle with Health Anxiety

I’ve always been drawn to science, particularly physiology and how God designed our bodies to work. I was the weird kid who loved dissections in school, and who had no problem discussing my vet clinic work experiences in graphic detail at the dinner table…

March 11, 2019
Growing my trust in God - when life was beyond my control

Growing My Trust in God When Life Was Beyond My Control

I remember driving through the mountains with my husband in the middle of a blizzard. Okay, it wasn’t really a blizzard, and I wasn’t really driving, but it sure seemed like a blizzard from where I sat in the passenger seat. It was snowing…

February 26, 2018
How to look for a different perspective in the midst of it all...

3 Ways to Look for a Different Perspective in the Midst of Difficulty

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…

January 25, 2018