Heaven

As I was laying in my room tonight, I was debating whether I should read or watch tv and ultimately decided to read. I just got a new book “As it is in heaven,” by Greg Laurie and was sort of hesitant but excited to read it at the same time. Not really knowing much…

Reflecting on memories while grieving

I know I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but grieving is so complex. I was cleaning my room today and as I was, I came across so many sentimental objects. As I was cleaning I was listening to music and “back to December” by Taylor swift came on. Around the time that…

Stereotypes among women

I’ve been thinking a lot today about women and the standards we are held to in society today. We are always expected to be strong, hiding our true feelings. Case in point: the DayQuil and NyQuil commercials on tv, it bothers me that the dads take NyQuil and the moms take DayQuil I mean in…

Relying on God instead of yourself

“I am the Lord all powerful, so don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my spirit.” Zechariah 4:6 “May the Lord of peace himself give your peace at all times in every way.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 When the going gets tough it is hard not to rely solely on your own strength….

Letting God be in control at all times

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways, my ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2…

Coping

One of the hardest things for me to do whether it be with grief or anxiety or stress is to cope. I tend to push my feelings down until I can’t handle it anymore. Not the best coping mechanism but hey it works for a while. I know it’s not healthy for me to do…

Praise God in all times

Praising God when it feels hardest to praise him is beginning to become so important in my life. From realizing that all through these trials I should have been thanking him for the strength will be used in the future to realizing that others actually realize how important it is to praise God when you…

Baby Steps

One thing I’ve always struggled with is knowing when to take time to myself or for myself. Whether that be through expressing my emotions or confronting my anxiety it’s just challenging for me to step back and focus on myself. But, today I did just that, I took time to write out a prayer for…

Loving and Encouraging one another

 “So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on,…

The importance of being humble 

Humble- not proud or arrogant; modest. Why is being humble important in this day and age when all around us on social media. Being humble and boasting in accomplishments can be hurtful to others in that sometimes it’s just hard to achieve what others can. One of my favorite songs right now focuses on the…

miscellaneous thoughts

I’ve been wrestling with how random almost the timing is when you begin to think about a loved one. Today was one of the first times since my grandpa passed away that I was at Kaiser and it just brought up so many mixed emotions. The last few days I’ve been thinking about the relationship…

Anxiety lessons

The last few weeks I’ve learned a lot about anxiety and how to cope, whether it be family talking about you when your not around, anxiety over upcoming things and just planning our what could go wrong and then there’s the anxiety of feeling like you’re doing something good for you but others think otherwise….