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,…

Creating idols

Joshua 1:9 says “this is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Lately God has been challenging me when it comes to trusting him with all of my heart. I’ve found myself leaning on my own understanding more than…

Getting stuck in the what if’s

How come it is so easy for us to get stuck in the what if’s of life. Why does constantly getting stuck in the what if’s cause so much anxiety and stress? I’ve noticed a lot lately that my focus has been in other places rather than focused on God because I’m so stuck in…

Trusting in god

You know those weeks when things just start feeling out of control, overwhelming and nerve wrecking? That’s been me and quite a few others that I’ve encountered this week so far. The week before finals is always stressful but something’s just a little different about this finals week. I’m preparing to graduate and that’s so…

Feeling drained…

I’ve never really stopped and thought about it before this week but living with anxiety is exhausting. Finding a balance between focusing on myself and helping others has really become challenging. It’s so crazy to me how god works in putting certain things on our minds at certain times. I’ve learned a lot about myself…

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…

Negative reactions on social media

I’m not one to get emotional on social media. Maybe a little on twitter but not on Instagram or Facebook. When I do though I’ve noticed that I get criticized a lot. I was outside today and happened to notice the pattern of angel wings in the sky and I was reminded of my grandpa….

Coping with anxiety

Anxiety is definitely a weird thing. I felt really anxious tonight about going to my neighbors house tonight but I went anyway. Just had a feeling that I can’t describe, as in feeling like something awkward was going to happen. Little did I know that was going to come true. I don’t know what it…

Feeling controlled 

You know those times where you feel overwhelmed and just want someone close to you to talk to but you feel like nobody ever fully listens? That’s been me quite a bit this week and I’m over it quite honestly. We all need someone to lean on and lately I’ve been feeling like I haven’t…

Follow your dreams 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future and my past. Getting more and more excited to become a teacher and shape young lives. A couple of my professors this past week asked me in assignments what motivates me to be a teacher and what are the qualities of a good teacher? I’ve been…

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….

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,…