Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves

Let me start by saying: I am extremely excited to be a mom! It is something I have wanted & prayed for for years. I am very much looking forward to holding that little bundle & watching Baby C grow… But, I’m going to be brutally honest: So far, pregnancy just plain sucks – physically,… Read More

Genuine Friendships in Adulthood

Confession: when I first moved to the Tulsa area, I was extremely lonely. It was the first time in my life when I lived completely away from any friends, family, or social structure. And, as much as I loved my then fiancé now husband, he simply wasn’t enough. I needed friends, and socialization. Even just… Read More

Announcement Time!

I recently (just now, actually), said goodbye to my first blog: AGAPETOS (over at candicejenee.com). God has recently been working on me about where my focus is to be, and as hard as it is to say goodbye to that platform, I know God was priming me for this one. Now, I won’t be taking… Read More

Life is in the Waiting…

I have been so sick all week…my body is tired & worn. But, it has given me a great amount of time to think. And, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. You see – things have been quite a bit tight, things have been one surprise or struggle after another, just as my… Read More

I Have a Confession…

So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown…one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn’t felt in a long, long… Read More

Living Audaciously in the Face of Fear

Fear and anxiety can be one of the biggest obstacles people face; after all, anxiety is the number one Mental Health issues in the nation. Read More

Gratitude Changes Everything

Even Perspective… Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don’t get accomplished things we wish we had but don’t fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying… Read More

Marriage & Ministry – Marriage IS Ministry

I’ve only been married about a minute (ok, it’s actually been a few months)… That said, I don’t claim to be an expert in marriage…or ministry. But I do know quite a bit about both, from education and experience. With the upcoming (and now recent) nuptials coming up, I have been toying with a post… Read More

Recent Thoughts

Over on my personal blog, I had written some things recently that may be helpful for some in ministry or helping professions, when looking at things like depression, anxiety, and burn-out, either in ourselves or our clients. As I step out in faith, and grow in the direction of focusing on these areas, I wanted… Read More

Value

One of my greatest goals is to help others recognize their own value. Because, somewhere along the way, I have realized: When you recognize your own value, it gets harder to allow others to devalue you. This is something I am currently walking through, recognizing what I can bring to the table. Recognizing my value… Read More