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Looking to Jesus & Resting In His Embrace

September 30, 2019 |
Fighting fear with Jesus

“No Worries,” the text read.

I was clueless, so of course, my first thought was, should I be worried?

My husband and I had been texting, but I had a massive migraine. It wasn’t the first time that day that I had forgotten what was going on. At some point that morning my head hurt so bad I laid down to take a nap… I don’t know when. I know I ate breakfast and took a shower, but I don’t remember in what order or if I did anything else.

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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