Hope for the Hurting
Let Go of Control and Trust God
Have you ever been in a situation where you want to trust someone or something, but it’s difficult despite your desires? What if it’s inhibited by a need to control? How do you let go of control and trust God?
Taking a Leap of Faith
Do you try to keep it in your comfort zone, or do you dare to take a leap of faith beyond? Do you trust that God would catch you if you took that leap? In this excerpt from Joanna Weaver’s latest book, Embracing Trust, she shares how her father urged her as a child to take a leap of faith as he waited with open arms. Our heavenly Father encourages the same.
First Things First
How do you keep first things first? In your devotions, do your thoughts and the day’s list of to-do’s intrude? How do you keep your mind from wandering? In today’s post, I share how I keep first things first when that to-do list tries to distract me from my time in God’s presence.
Conscientiously Cultivating Affirming Beliefs
To learn how to conscientiously cultivate affirming beliefs, we first have to manage negative beliefs that are locked into our belief system. Tracy Taris shares tools that will help you find out what those beliefs are and how to live by God’s Word as you clean out your mind of those harmful beliefs.
How To Support a Friend with Cancer
When someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to jump in and help. But as a caregiver for a loved one with cancer and also as one who has been diagnosed myself, I’ve learned how to support someone with cancer.
7 Ways to Overcome Spiritual Fatigue and Sleepiness
When Niki Hardy was in treatment for cancer and constantly tired, unmotivated, and spiraling away from God, she found the key to break and overcome spiritual fatigue and sleepiness. When you’re exhausted, tired, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, it can be hard to think of ways to connect with God or have the capacity to be spiritual. Niki shares 7 ways to overcome that revived her, refreshed her, and put a spring back in her steps of faith.
A Recovering Perfectionist
I’m a recovering perfectionist. I have to say “recovering” because I’m not sure I can let go of that tendency in any way other than perfectly. Even as I try to disentangle myself from those inbred perfectionistic ways, I find myself wondering if I am doing it good enough? Am I good enough? Perfectionism is always rooted in something deeper. Read along to find out more.
3 Reasons Why Women Need to Talk About Father Wounds
Whether wounded because of a physically or emotionally absent dad, women carry a wound that demands attention. Kia Stephens knows this firsthand and spent decades addressing this issue in her own life. What she found can be summed up in 3 reasons why women need to talk about father wounds.
Down But Not Out
Have you ever felt beaten down? Has it ever seemed like everything was just against you? Me too. I’ve had those days where it just seemed that it was the world against me. What do you do in those situations? You may feel down, but you’re not out.
4 Ways to Pray for our Prodigal Children
Prayer is the greatest and most essential weapon we have to fight the spiritual battle for and with our prodigal child. Laine Lawson Craft shares four ways to initiate prayer together so we can join forces in the Spirit and pray for our prodigal children to return home.