Not long ago, Ryan and I discussed how some of our recent conversations had taken on an unnecessarily negative tone. Ryan, in particular, has always been a passionate advocate for taking a positive outlook on life, and so this was a strange place to find ourselves in. It wasn’t that either of us had intentionally been steering our conversations in a downbeat direction, but somehow, it seemed we had wandered off the more positive path without realizing it.
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.
There are a lot of times when I question and doubt whether or not I have heard from God. But then there are also times when I feel certain. Every once in a while, God speaks to my heart in just such a way that I can’t deny the divine nature of the message.
Sweet Avra, these are just a few of the ways that the intersection of our lives has changed me forever. You have, without a doubt, made the biggest impact on my life this year…
Happy Friday, everyone! Today I am excited to welcome a guest post by friend and fellow blogger, Katrina Hamel. In today’s post, Katrina shares about how she is refusing to let fear and insecurity hold her back from using her God-given gifts. I hope it will encourage you to do the same! For more inspiration … Continue reading Fearless Friday:
Not Good Enough
Today is my due date! And while I’d really rather be in the hospital giving birth at this moment, I am perfectly content with where things are at. I have come a long way over the past nine months, and today I can honestly say that I am at peace. I trust God’s timing. I … Continue reading Ready.
Do you ever consider what it means to be connected to life? Do you ever stop to think about where life comes from and what actually sustains you in each and every moment? I think these are questions that I typically take for granted as I flow through the motions of my day to day … Continue reading Connected to Life
"Faith is the ‘eternal elixir’ which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!" -Napoleon Hill I came across this quote this morning, and couldn’t help but stop and ponder it for a while. An elixir is some kind of magical or medicinal potion. In the case of the hypothetical ‘elixir of life,’ alchemists … Continue reading Faith: Is it the Secret Sauce of Life?
Life is full of major decisions and big, scary choices. This is a significant battle for someone who struggles with anxiety and chronic indecisiveness. If you read Aviation Procrastination a few weeks ago, you will know that even after Ryan and I were approved for the time off to go on a trip to Africa … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom: When Risk and Instinct Collide
I had been living with an eating disorder for seven years. My life was an unqualified mess, laden with addictions, anxiety and depression. But that night, in the basement of this random church, I did something brave. I opened up...