What I Have Learned in Turning Fortyby stephanie reck
Forty is a big milestone, and I just crossed that milestone this week. I have had time to reflect over the years of my life, and this article will explore what I have learned in the last forty years. If I think back twenty or even just ten years ago, I can say my life has not turned out quite like I thought it would. My life has had many peaks and valleys, and many surprises, what a journey it has been.
It's Okay to Say, "No"by stephanie reck
Most people have an insecurity about saying, "No" to people and their requests. We do not want to let people down, or we do not want people think badly of us; which is another way to say we are people pleasers. Sometimes, we can, "Yes" to things that are not spirit-led. Doing things to please others can lead to burn-out, exhaustion, and frustration.
Shame's Sneaky Relativesby Abby Kelly
It kind of looked like humility when I stepped aside and applauded her successes while mumbling something like, "I'm okay, just not awesome."
Now You Can Do The Difficult Things!by Emmanuel N. Obu
The greatest discouragement about a task or an endeavor is the difficulty surrounding it. But you already got what it takes to get difficult things done - it is a miracle you got inside but may not know it's potency yet. With this awakening and your proper engagement with this treasure you got, there is now nothing you cannot do or achieve!
Conquering Automatic Negative Thoughts (A.N.T.s)by stephanie reck
If your mind is filled with negative thinking, you will live a defeated life. Negativity is a by-product of how you perceive life. Your perceptions about your life and circumstances, greatly influence your thoughts. A lot of the times our perceptions about our lives are not realistic. We have unrealistic expectations for ourselves and others, this can cause us to have flawed perceptions. Flawed perceptions will invariably led to negative thinking.
Beautiful Faces?by louis gander
Yet beauty God had seen somehow before I was forgiven.
He gave His very Son for me despite how I was livin'.
For God loves all creation. Me, just as much as them -
and He knows I am beautiful - because He said I am.
Wrapped In His Perfect Loveby Corinne Mann
Fear can consume the life of the suffer in torment and confusion. Fear and anxiety can be overcome with His peace, love and guidance. We are wrapped safely in His perfect love for us!
Living in the Present, Take it One Day at a Timeby stephanie reck
How many of us, if we are honest, live stressed-out and anxious/worried about tomorrow? If you answered yes to that question, you are not alone. When we live our lives projecting tomorrow's outcomes we forfeit the grace God supplies to us daily, not in lump sums. How many of us try and store God's grace for us? We believe with enough planning and control we can predict outcomes as well as secure our future. But we could not be more wrong.
Coping With and Managing Stress in Healthy Waysby stephanie reck
Between 75-90% of all doctor's visits are stress-related. Stress comes in a variety of symptoms, ailments, and conditions. Stress can affect you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. There are many things in life to cause us to feel stress and anxious. Chronic stress can complicate matters and can lead to burn-out and Adrenal Fatigue.
The Quiet Timesby Marie Grossett
There are times in our lives when we yearn for quiet times. Especially with us women where there is a busy household, we desire our 'me' times just to have some peace and calmness.
Trustby Shelia Hardie
Trust...the hardest part of healing. I have been betrayed by so many, but the biggest betrayal was from the people I had laid my trust in to its fullest...my parents. With the abuse that started from the tender age of 4, my trust in people or anything had been shaken from then and even now at the age of 45.
Christian Self Careby Matt Sandford
Is self care self indulgence? Doesn't God's Word encourage us to be self forgetful and live to serve others? If so, how do we avoid burnout? This article challenges the notion that self care is selfish and provides 4 categories for balancing one's emotional life effectively.
Forgivenessby Shelia Hardie
The greatest guilt I carried as a Christian was not being able to live up to what God's word teaches about forgiveness. We are to forgive as He has forgiven us. My biggest fear was dying and having to face him with shame, because I could not forgive my father or mother for what they did to me.