Battles

I was saddened to hear of the impending divorce between Lysa TerKeurst and her husband.  Is no one safe?  I guess not ☹ In case you don’t know who Lysa is, she is the founder and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.  Additionally, she is an author, blog writer, speaker and teacher.  Her mission is to […]

Living in An Anxious World

Recently, I saw a video on Facebook where Max Lucado was touting his new book Anxious for Nothing that comes out September 12th of this year…love me some Max Lucado and can’t wait to pick up what I’m sure will be a page turner!!!  Enough about my love for all things written by Mr. Lucado…. […]

The Sky Is Falling…OH NO!!!

Every time I share my struggle with panic, I am amazed at the outpouring of support, encouragement and similar circumstances.  It always saddens me to see how many people in the world deal with this very prevalent issue. I know, I know…it stinks that misery loves company, but it’s sure nice not to be alone! […]

A Good Attitude

If you ever wonder if you are alone in this world dealing with something that would shock the sweet people around you, fret no more! Within the last week I’ve spoken to precious people dealing with drug abuse, loss of jobs, divorce, spousal abuse, panic attacks, over-eating, alcoholism, death, anger issues and adultery. I think […]

Taking Care of Others

As seen in Thursday’s blog, taking care of yourself is crucial in order to be a valuable servant in the world we live in.  Clearly, when we don’t get the rest, exercise or God’s Power (through scripture and prayer) on a daily basis we become useless. However, the next step in the process is to […]

Winter

December 21st marks the first day of winter.  BRRR!!! So far, Austin, Texas has had quite the chilly fall season, so I can only imagine that winter will prove to be a cold one this year. Winter is a hard season. It’s cold, dreary and downright depressing some days.  It gets dark early and once […]

January, Oh, January!

January is such a difficult month for me.  It’s exciting to think of the promises of a new year, but it’s cold so all I want to do is wrap up in a soft, warm blanket (preferably my Chicago Bears one). Speaking of my favorite NFL team… January REALLY stinks when the Bears don’t make […]

During the Darkness

Since so many people have responded to Tuesday’s post about depression, I thought I would continue to discuss this widespread problem.  Many are suffering silently and I think it’s important we talk about what we should be doing during the darkest times of our lives. I think we can learn a lot about what to […]

The Darkness

Today’s topic is very personal to me.  I have a dear sister whom I’ve watched struggle with depression for several years.  She is one of the strongest women I know, but this debilitating illness can put her in bed for weeks and make it nearly impossible to live a productive life. Some of us have […]