Whenever we feel anxious or fearful, there are certain thoughts going through our mind that are triggering or sustaining that fear. And often, those thoughts are based in some sort of lie from the world and culture around us. In this series, we’ve looked at the importance of testing our thoughtsto identify truth, reminding ourselves … Continue reading Responding to anxiety, doubts, and fears (Part 4): Know the true and living God.
Most of us have a desire to love people well. We want to love our spouses, our children, our family members, and God himself well. But what does this mean? How do we do it? There is a popular Christian song out right now called Reckless Love by Corey Asbury. It includes lyrics about how … Continue reading Is it a good thing to give “reckless love”?
We’re in the middle of Mental Health Month (May 2018). This weekly blog series during the month of May is intended to increase your understanding of “mental health.” So far, we’ve looked at the similarities between our physical and mental health and the ways that things we don’t feel can impact our underlying health. Today let’s … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: Mental illness is real, and there are great recovery options
May 2018 is Mental Health Month. Last week, we looked at the similarities between our physical health and our mental health. We’ll expand on that today, since both areas can be strongly influenced by things happening inside us that we don’t feel or recognize. Our health is influenced by things we don't even recognize are … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: What’s under the surface has a big impact
Parents have a sacred duty from God to raise their children in the fear of the Lord. Mothers are a huge part of this. Mothers comfort, care, encourage, soothe, and equip their children. We may say old clichés like “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it!” but the … Continue reading A prayer to celebrate mothers today
Last night, my husband and I spent 3 hours in the emergency room for a cut on his hand. Thankfully, there were no complications, and he’s now healing nicely. But of course, this is not how anyone wants to spend an evening. As we checked out and paid our co-pay to the receptionist, I found myself … Continue reading Are you stretched too thin?
May is Mental Health Month 2018. Today, we want to help you better understand your own “mental health” by comparing it to some common experiences with our physical health. The easiest place to start is to think about how you are feeling. If your body feels ill or in pain, this alerts you to a … Continue reading Monday Mental Health: A comparison between physical and mental health
Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? Over the next few weeks, we’ll start each week with a “Monday Mental Health” blogpost to share information and resources. Our goal is to increase understanding, reduce stigma, and help you better support yourself and others. Let’s start with a simple definition. What is mental health? … Continue reading Did you know that May is Mental Health Month?
Today in the United States is the National Day of Prayer. There are many gatherings around our country today where people are coming together to bow their heads before God Almighty to pray for our country. Will you pray with us today? Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your Name. We come before … Continue reading Pray with us on the National Day of Prayer
Did your parents teach you to say please and thank you? Are you teaching these courtesies to your kids today? Hopefully, the answer is yes. We train our kids to say these things as a picture of the kind of heart and character that we are trying to instill. Our goal is to create a heart … Continue reading Developing a Heart of Gratitude