Strength in Weakness

“I’m fine.” I hated my struggles, so I buried them. Earlier this year, a traumatic incident sparked severe anxiety in me. I refused to talk about it or think about it. Only a few days later, I told my family I was fine when they asked.But I wasn’t fine at all. I was just afraid of my own…

Your Father is Present

My mind has always focused on “future happiness.” Once I get married, I’ll be happy. Once I have a new job, I’ll be happy. Once I buy a home, I’ll be happy. Personally, my husband and I recently purchased a home. We were ecstatic when the sellers accepted our offer, but that excitement only lasted…

Peace Through Grace

Life is anything but easy.Most days, I hid behind a smile, burying my pain deep inside my heart. I did my best to show up for responsibilities, while the weight dragged my soul down. I sat in my car one morning and stared out the window before going into work, battling my rising anxiety. Darkness was…

Dare to Take the Risk: Don’t Miss Your Calling

For a very long time, I treated writing as a hobby — even though, deep down, I knew it was a calling. Why? Because I was afraid of failing. I was afraid of taking that risk. The enemy feeds on this fear, and will do anything to keep us from pursuing our callings. Often times, we avoid…