Hope for the Hurting
The biggest source of fear and anxiety may not be our situation, but how we think about it. The enemy’s lies can be subtle. But, when we adopt them as facts, they can become strongholds—faulty mindsets and unproductive thought processes that occur when we allow the whispers of the enemy to speak louder than the voice of God. Jen Roland shares how we can rewrite our internal narrative and change our mindset when we can’t change our situation.
The lies we believe can have a profound impact on how we feel about ourselves. The enemy uses what makes us feel different and insecure to feed us a bunch of lies about our worth, our value and our identity. But, an encounter with Jesus can change all that and help you understand the truth. God’s grace and mercy can bring us to a right view of ourselves.
Words are powerful! Spoken, written or the words we tell ourselves impact our lives and provide fuel for our goals and dreams. Every new year it seems we are prompted to take an assessment of our lives, and the goals we have for our future. I recently chatted with Annette Trucke on an episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast to talk about the freedom to pursue our God-given dreams. Do you have a dream in your heart that maybe you’ve been hesitant to pursue? Read on. I’ve asked Annette to share more with us here about the power of our words and how they impact our goals and dreams.
Are you feeling depressed? Alone? Like nobody cares or understands? You’re not alone. I have a confession to make…I have wrestled with the torrent of depression. In my darkest days, I felt alone, helpless, and hopeless. Fortunately, now, I am on the other side. But, when I look back on the dark night of my soul, there are things that I wish people had said to me back then to offer me hope.
Every well-meaning parent longs for their children to be healthy and eat healthily, but sometimes that seems easier said than done. In this article, my friend, Susan Neal, shares 8 tips you can use to entice kids to eat healthy foods. Hint: you’ve got to make it fun!
Are you in the midst of trials and tribulations? How do you make it through? Why do you make it through? When I was in the midst of the hardest times of my life, I discovered the how and the why of trusting God. The difficulties led me on a path of discovery.
There often seems to be so few things we can actually control in this life, but the food we eat is within our control. If you’re at all like me, you may find the food pyramid and different nutrition fads confusing. Is the paleo diet best? The Mediterranean diet? The keto diet? Because of that, I’ve asked my friend, Susan Neal, to share from her professional and personal experience with us today to help us better understand some dangers and problems with today’s foods you may want to know about.
What do you think of when you hear the word, “Rest”? Or “Be still”? Can I be honest and tell you, that those are two of the hardest things for me to do, and yet, I sometimes find myself smack dab in the place where that is what God is asking of me. God’s timing is perfect though. He showed me clearly during a time away a few years ago that it’s not only good to take a time of rest after the weariness of the battle, but He commands it.
Have you ever experienced the shame and guilt that follows the mindless, numbed-out habit of eating your way into “feeling” better? You are not alone. But, you can change that. Wendie Pett is here to share the 5 best ways you can change your health by changing your mindset. Yes. If you change your mind, your actions and habits will follow. So often, certain behaviors, attitudes, and mindsets hold us back in life without us even knowing it. Read more for proven steps you can take to impact your health in a positive way.
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.