How to Relieve Stress This Christmas

How to Relieve Stress This Christmas

As I stilled my heart during morning quiet time with the Lord, He spoke to me and said, “You know what you’re struggling with is not something you battle just during the Christmas season. You have a tendency to jump into problem solving and doing mode.”

The more God got a hold of my heart and spoke to me, the more I realized that my problem solving and doing mode excludes God from the process. It takes God out of the picture.

Read more for my best tip on how to relieve stress at Christmas and throughout the year.

Can You Trust God in the Day to Day?

Can You Trust God in the Day to Day?

On my early morning walk, feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders, I glanced up through a small clearing in the trees. In one quick glance I noted the sun, 2 airplanes at different elevations and going in different directions, an eagle, and a common sparrow.

I never question whether or not the sun will rise–I just look forward to basking in its warmth. When I fly, I sit back in my too-crowded airplane seat and busy myself reading a book or writing my own. I never worry about how the pilot will get me to my destination, I just trust that he will. I never get fearful those birds will drop from the sky (just maybe WHAT they will drop :).

The Obsession with Sameness: 5 Tips for Coping With Change

The Obsession with Sameness: 5 Tips for Coping With Change

“I think it’s time for a change,” he relayed, with a mixture of frustration, anger, and weariness written across his face.

I had sensed it for a long time, but had been waiting for confirmation from the Lord.
Maybe I had that all along, but fear of change kept me from acknowledging it. I can’t really be sure.

Can I be honest? I think I have a tendency to get caught up in the obsession of sameness.

God Wants To Give Us Good Things

God Wants To Give Us Good Things

Have you ever thought about the fact that God wants to give you good things? Do you ever question His goodness? Like when your prayer isn’t answered the way you had hoped, or the job didn’t come through that you desired, or when a friend leaves your life?

If you follow any of my social media posts, you probably know that I am a bit of an animal lover—especially small dogs. We have a new family member within the past few months: a four pound, two and a half year old Pomeranian, we have affectionately named Selah. She has stolen not only my heart but that of many who have met her…

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