1.) Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. As MentalHealth.gov stated, "Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices."Read More
I have a story to tell you.
A story with its broken, unpolished, in-between messy bits peaking out - as it should be. The beauty in telling these raw stories is that what once was in the dark is brought into light. There is something truly freeing about that, it's completely unbinding, and it cheers your soul that you are free to be. Free to be you, the unedited, authentic version of you.....Read More
Most of the time, I think we need to be able to distinguish what we have control over in our lives, and what we don't have control over. We have control over how we choose to live our life and what we make of it. In this post, I'm going to share a couple of things that I have been learning throughout this work in progress.Read More
As followers of Christ, we want to read the living word and be able to apply it to our lives - which bears spiritual fruit & helps our faith grow. So here are a couple of ways on how you can study God's word. Now keep in mind that everybody has a different approach when studying the bible - find what works best for you!
These are some of the things I've learned along the way..Read More
Guest Blogger: Vicky Smith
The wind was blowing my hair and the trees beside me as I walked down the carless country road. To my right stood an empty field, and 200 feet beyond its red and yellow flowers flowed the waves of a lake. It’s the lake by which I was raised as a little girl and still visit as a 20-year-old.
As I continued to walk...Read More
There are times we find ourselves feeling lost.
We lose the whimsical happiness that once ignited our soul.
Entangled inside a dark invisible cloud,
It overcasts any sight of goodness,
Making us question our purpose,
The very gift that allows us to experience a magnitude scheme of things.
Grand in scale,
It can easily be forgotten.Read More
When I was around 13 , I had a small yet deep wound on my elbow... what a strange place to get a wound! Anyhow, the nurse at the hospital gave me a wet gauze so that it would heal quickly. I wore that thing everyday and had it changed every night by my mother. Then, one day while my mom was changing it, she gasped loudly. To satisfy my curiosity, I hesitantly walked over to the mirror to check my wound. I cried a river. My wound was 3 times it's original size. And years later, I learned from this scary personal experience that if you keep a wound closed too long, it won't heal. You need to be able to air out the wounds and hurts of your heart for them to heal properly.Read More
Watch my video on this topic here.
We've all been there before...
Praying to God with our heavy hearts, because we are unable to see the outcome of our prayers...and maybe just maybe this drives you a little crazy. Because I mean it is crazy - in all the right ways, it's crazy to know that an omnipotent God is listening to you as you utter each syllable.
This has been me the past year and this will continue to be me in the years to come - but now....I hope onto this hope from God. I cling onto for dear life, because he is my anchor that stills my soul.Read More
Imagine that you're riding on a crowded subway, and in one stop you'll be exactly where you needed to be. For the duration, you probably wouldn't want to unravel your mess of a bag and get too comfortable in your seat, simply because you want to be prepared to get out on time. Nor would you want to get distracted and miss your station. Most likely you would want to be alert enough to make sure you get out on time, that is you goal after all. But then, the street entertainers begin to play a smoothing melody, and your vision becomes hazier and hazier by the second. Within a minute, you snap out of it because you forgot to buy milk on the way over. You silently lament over your forgetfulness, because all you wanted to do was eat cereal and watch the last season of frien.....oh darn. You missed your station.Read More
I started reading Exodus last night and something simple yet relevant resonated within me. I encourage all of you guys to read chapters 1-10 before getting into this blog post...Read More
I can't believe 2014 flew by like that! Now I have to get use to writing "2015" on my journey entries..
Today I want to share a collection of my accomplished/not accomplished 2014 resolutions, as well as my plans and wishes for 2015.
If there's anything that makes my gut wrench and my insides churn in abnormally, it's when I'm being more open about myself. I find myself having a hard time sharing the more personal matters of my life, and when I do, I feel regretful.Read More