The Joy of Serving (Overcoming Disillusionment)

Several months ago, I shared about my struggles with obligation as a good Christian girl. I wrote, “Obligation killed my joy.” In the same post, I shared that God had promised to take me deeper into the JOY of serving. He has. Here is some of my journey and what I’ve learned. Disillusionment I loved […]

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Managing Negative Emotions: Some Tips

I am a deep feeler––of happiness, as well as loneliness, regret, and fear. My effectiveness in dealing with the negative emotions has been mixed over the years, but I’ve recently gained some clarity about this area that I would like to pass on. This list is by no means exhaustive. But I hope it may […]

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Self-Affirmation

I’ve taken to calling myself a rock star on a regular basis. Not out loud or anything, just silently, to myself. It’s by far one of the best lifestyle changes I’ve made this year. A couple months ago, my counselor suggested I work on affirming myself more. (By the way, I think receiving counseling is […]

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Some Lessons From the Middle of the Process

I haven’t been blogging much the past month, because I’ve been doing a lot of personal processing. A lot. My thoughts, beliefs, hopes, fears, insights, and regrets have all been tangled together like a giant knot that is slowly getting loosened. And from that mess, I didn’t feel I had anything to share. I’m still […]

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Overly Cautious: How I’m Convincing Myself to Take More Risks

I am a fairly cautious person. For good reason––the world is a dangerous place! You never know what could happen! (Someone could not return your hello..! Or the new menu item you order could turn out to be terrible!) But despite those realities.. I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. The comfort zone is a […]

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We’ve Made It This Far (Let’s keep going and not give up!)

I am officially 30 today! Unexpectedly, my overriding feeling today is one of accomplishment. Not about anything in particular, just in having successfully made it this far. Three decades of life completed! Yes! Though I smiled to myself ironically as I said that to myself earlier, I think it really is a good attitude to have. We […]

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Four Threats to Our Rest that Need to be Crushed

When is the last time you felt truly rested? I’ve been realizing lately that I rarely do. A million thoughts are usually running through my head, and even in my off hours, I’m occupied by problems that need solving and tasks that have yet to be completed. I’m constantly recovering from the last experience in order to charge into […]

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Detox

I don’t know about you, but I feel in need of some detox from all the political crises and discouraging incidents going on in the world. I’ve been faced with way too much of the worst of humanity lately, and it wears on you. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. Not only because of […]

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