My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List

My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List

Have you ever created a wish list for Christmas as a grown-up? This year, what I wanted more than anything for Christmas was peace for my family and peace for my heart. As I read over Philippians 4:6-7, God’s command to tell Him what we need really jumped out at me. What I wanted most was something only He could provide. Asking God for what I need became the impetus for My Grown-Up Christmas Wish List. It’s not just for Christmas, but for the whole upcoming year.

11 Tips to Begin PrayerWalking

11 Tips to Begin PrayerWalking

I recently had the opportunity to chat with my friend, Janet McHenry, on an episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast. We talked about her practice of prayerwalking, what that looks like, and how that can enrich our prayer life as well. So many of my best prayerful conversations with God have been during my own walks around the neighborhood. With these 11 tips to begin prayerwalking, Janet shares with us about her journey with prayerwalking, and how you might incorporate prayerwalking into your own daily schedule.

Walk and Pray: It Will Change Your Life – Episode 141

Walk and Pray: It Will Change Your Life – Episode 141

I don’t know about you, but at times my prayer life gets a bit stale. Sometimes, I need to do something to elevate it a little bit and bring new life into my prayers. In this episode, I talk with Janet McHenry about prayer, prayer walking, and her book, The Complete Guide to The Prayers of Jesus. Janet shares how when she began to walk and pray, it changed her life and it will change yours as well.

A Healthier New Year Starts with Rest

A Healthier New Year Starts with Rest

Are you tired or worn out yet? It’s one of the busiest seasons of the year, and the vast majority of people tend to overextend themselves during the holidays—overextend their energy, overextend their budget, and some even overextend their welcome (but that’s for a different post at another time). A phrase from a Christmas carol has been stuck in my head the past week: a weary world rejoices. I’ve felt a bit weary as of late, and I’m sure many others have also after the past two years we’ve endured. One thing I know, is that I don’t want to start 2022 the same way I’m finishing 2021, and I know that a healthier new year starts with rest. Read more for how to start the new year off right.

Christmas Stress: How Do We Get Rid of It?

Christmas Stress: How Do We Get Rid of It?

The last couple of years have been extraordinarily stressful, but the holiday season just seems to elevate the stress level to mountainous proportions. What if I told you, that we have control over much of our stress, and how we respond sets the tone for our holidays? That begs the question: what things can we let go of this holiday season? Christmas stress. How do we get rid of it? How do we survive the holiday season with a healthy perspective? How can we have a stress-free holiday season? Read on, my friend.