I began to develop a new perspective on relationships and community. Instead of something to be feared, I started to see them as a blessing and gift from God. I got the sense that, for the first time in my adult life, God wanted to establish me in a community of my own where I could feel like I belong—where I was a part of a family.
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 9: What do you wish you did less of this year? Yesterday’s post was all about the things I wish I did more of this year. Today, I’m flipping that question around to reflect on the opposite—what I wish I … Continue reading 3 Things I Wish I Did Less of This Year
It’s Day 4 of “100 Days to Brave”, and I am loving the journey so far. It’s given me so much to think about in these first few days, and I’m constantly being reminded that I am already so much braver than I ever give myself credit for. The thing is that brave is around … Continue reading When You See Brave, Say So! (Kelsey’s Story)
Today’s reading posed the question, “How different could your life be if you put your full trust in God and strove to seek Him daily?”
My initial response to this question was, “well, I think I’m really trying to do that.”
But when I dig a little deeper and really think about it, I realize that I’m no where close to putting my full trust in God...
One year ago yesterday I embarked on a new journey to become Braver Than Before. In the past year I have taken leaps and bounds in my battle against fear and anxiety, and have grown in so many ways that it is impossible to even identify them all! I am so grateful for all that … Continue reading Braver Than Before: One Year Later
“Faith conquers fear.” I read these words tonight in a study I am doing called “Breaking Free from Fear”. As I reflected on this short and simple statement, something struck me: I believe that the statement is true, and yet, I have never really seen this truth actualized in my life. In my life, it … Continue reading “I Shall not be Afraid”
I've had an emotional day, and I'm not really feeling a blog right now. Instead, I'm going to share a beautiful song that is giving me hope today and encouraging me in the midst of my anxiety and fear. It is Well (Bethel Music) Grander earth has quaked before Moved by the sound of His … Continue reading Let Go My Soul, and Trust
I couldn't be more delighted to introduce today's guest blogger, Jen Standing. Jen is a wellness coach and a blogger at Standing Strong Wellness. In today's post, she brings a ton of insight to the table as she shares about her personal journey with anxiety...
So yesterday was one of those crash and burn kind of days where one tiny little thing triggered my anxiety just before lunch, and I spent the rest of the work day dealing with immense angst and physical discomfort. It was so uncontrollable. I tried deep breathing and prayer. I tried taking a break and … Continue reading When You Crash and Burn but Win Anyway!
And just like that, spring is on hold. I woke up this morning to a gentle flurry of snowflakes falling on the earth. I don’t know when the snowfall began, but I can tell that it has worked quickly to blanket my backyard in a thin layer of white. And while the springtime sun is … Continue reading Turning on the Sun to Melt the Snow