Overcoming hardships

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the…

Politics and God

WARNING: This post is going to be different than any other post I’ve ever written. I’ve been thinking tonight a lot about the new “Trumpcare” that was just passed by the house of representatives and researching the preexisting conditions that will inhibit the process of receiving healthcare. Some of these include from what I’ve read,…

Hurricanes of Emotion

We take our shame and guilt and give it to Jesus to grow in love with Jesus everyday. This is definitely something I’ve been struggling with lately. To be honest I haven’t been taking my struggles to god lately I’ve been trying to cope on my own with anxiety, feeling alone and just struggling in…

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…

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…

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…

The complexity of grieving 

Grieving is such a complex process, things that you don’t even think about can influence how you react to loss. For me those things are being spiritual like my grandpa was and being one of the two family members there when he passed. I’ve found myself lately longing for just one more hug from him…

The effects of loss

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot on how much I strived to make my grandpa proud. Before I ever lost a loved one I always wondered what it would feel like, and if it was really how it was portrayed in television shows. Having just experienced the anniversary of my grandpas passing which wasn’t really…