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 … Continue reading I Have a Confession…
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.
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 … Continue reading Gratitude Changes Everything
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 … Continue reading Marriage & Ministry – Marriage IS Ministry
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 … Continue reading Recent Thoughts
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 … Continue reading Value
I don't know what Esther felt when she stood before the King's door, knowing going in could cost her her life. I don't know what she felt, exactly, when she said: "...if I perish, I perish" - Esther 4:16 I don't know what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were feeling facing the fire, standing strong in … Continue reading When the World Burns
Since I updated 2 months ago (2 months! Crazy), there have been even more changes going on in the life of this Tiny House, oily life living counselor. I have been elated at the growing relationship with my fella. I have been a part of an amazing church plant here in Oklahoma (soon, there will … Continue reading Winds of Change