Category Encouragement

Extravagant Hope

Do you have a hope to hold on to when life throws its hardest challenges at you?  Where do you turn when the world’s worst tragedies warp the days of your life?  What is it that gives you light in darkness and strength in weakness that is worth waiting expectantly for? Destruction.  Depression.  Division.  Darkness.  […]

Encouragement Within the Struggle

Struggles stink.  There is no amount of scent that can cover up the odor of a time of trial.  We naturally do not want to gravitate towards or slowly marinate in troubles.  I think most of us would rather avoid or fix what pains us as quickly as possible. How do we find encouragement in […]

Prayer for the Fearful Overthinker

Are you an overthinker?  Do you pick apart situations and conversations in loop fashion wishing you could have done something differently?  Do you play out multitudes of scenarios in your mind before facing a situation?  Do you get lost in your thoughts, straining to remain present in the moment, plagued by the past, devastated by […]

Persevering Through the Pruning

Do you like to have the correct answer?  Do you like to be right? I like to have the right answers.  I like to know what to do when.  I like the gold stars, the affirmation, the recognition, the satisfaction, and the achievements that come from it.  If something goes wrong, I like to know […]

Bright, Bold, and Beautiful

If you were to choose three words to describe yourself what would they be? Would you choose bright, bold, and beautiful? Why or why not? In complete honesty, I would love to pick bright, bold, and beautiful to describe myself, but I probably would not select those three words. If I were asked to select […]