5 Powerful Weapons Against Anxiety

It was as if a dark, invisible force was choking me. Collapsing to the ground, my heart beating a million times a minute, I gasped for air, knees pushed to my chest. Shaking uncontrollably, tears streamed down my face. A deep churning in the pit of my stomach, a knot in my throat, my body…

He Made You To Be You

Do you ever wish you were different? I’m quiet in large groups. I stumble when speaking. I’m deeply emotional. I care about what others think of me. I’m an excessive planner. I’m slow to open up. Sometimes, I get so irritated by my quiet, emotional nature. Sometimes, I feel isolated by my personality. And sometimes,…

Surrender Your Will: Joy Beyond the Pain

Pain is a blessing… Sounds like a contradiction, right? I’ve always been emotional. When I feel, I feel so deeply– a blessing that sometimes feels like a curse because that means pain cuts deep. Pain is pain. Our trails are not fun. They are not easy. They are not joyful in nature. But I’m learning…

Made New

We’ve all had our moments. The moments we’ve been hurt. The moments we’ve hurt someone. The moments we’ve lied. The moments we’ve failed. The moments we’ve disappointed our loved ones. The moments we’ve let ourselves down. Sometimes, our old pain still aches. Our past mistakes linger, and guilt creeps in. And they are begging to drag…

Twenty Nineteen: Intentional Living

I’ve known for a while that I am very good at worrying. Throughout my life, I’ve always found something to worry about. This past year, my worry has been about purpose. What is my passion? What am I good at? How do I figure out what am I supposed to doing with my life? I’ve…