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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have you ever experienced a time of tension in your life…when anxiety and frustration were rising, making you simply want to run away?  But, in that moment, you knew that running would be an act of disobedience, taking you away from where God wants you to be.  How does one remain steadfast when you want […]