I've been experiencing a whole lot of rejection lately. Jobs turning me down, friends and family turning their backs on me or dismissing me, and don't even get me started on the pre-teen and teen rejection from my kids. So lately my pep talks haven't been working. And with each form of rejection, my anxiety builds. This is a recipe for disaster: rejection + anxiety. Well, disaster struck, and it struck hard.
It seems as though every morning I wake up in a daze. It's getting harder and harder to concentrate on the simplest of tasks. My sleeping habits have changed and I'm not as rested when I wake up. My to-do list seems to be getting longer as my productivity plummets. And I'm not just physically… Continue reading My Soul Needs Rest
What is happening? We are in the midst of a very scary time right now. It may be the most difficult and challenging time most of us have ever seen or gone through. The state of the world as we've known it, I believe, will change. People all around the world, young and seasoned, are… Continue reading A Time of Uncertainty
Darlin', let me tell you, God doesn't care about your "stuff"! At least not in the manner that you do when guilt and shame has overtaken you. His true concerns are not that you aren't doing right; however you define it. That your finances aren't right. That your children aren't perfect. That you don't have… Continue reading Let Go of the Stuff
One night, I was praying and asking the Lord to remove fear and doubt, and to give me boldness. I wanted boldness because I believed thats what I needed to be a more successful Christian, a better blogger, and a better ministry leader. I wanted Him to remove fear and doubt because I felt they… Continue reading For Selfish Gain
***Abuse trigger warning**** A few months ago I had the pleasure of teaching bible study, and we studied the story of the Levite and the Concubine (Judges 19:1-30). If you have not read the story, I must warn you that is extremely sad and may potentially make you angry. It will definitely bring out different… Continue reading No Justice For Her
I had the pleasure of speaking to and assisting a vary courageous and inspiring woman on the train today. Every weekday she leaves her home, takes a cab to the train station, takes an hour train ride to the city, goes to class, goes back to the train station, rides the train for another hour,… Continue reading Angels All Around
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates This quote from Socrates always cracks me up. We think we know, but in actuality we have no real understanding of what is going on around us. We read and study to gain knowledge. We get degrees to become experts in a particular field.… Continue reading But, Why?
Entering the room to sit down for my annual work review, I had to admit to myself how extremely nervous and unsure I was of how it was going to go. Not because I felt I didn't perform to the best of my abilities or that I had missed deadlines or done something wrong. It… Continue reading I’m Different, Yeah, I’m Different
Sometimes your situation seems so dire and you see no possible way to change it. You don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Everything around you is dark and grim and you've lost all hope of things getting better. I'm sure that's how the widow in 1 Kings, chapter 17 felt. She… Continue reading Down to Your Last Little Bit