Just Keep Swimming…

Just Keep Swimming…

Upstream. Against the current. Even after losing yourself in the waves of disappointment. Just. Keep. Swimming.

This line spoken by Dory in the movie Finding Nemo is such a memorable one. It’s a reminder to keep going no matter what. Dory’s character is most memorable for her “can do” spirit, even in the face of what appears to baffle her. Even when she forgets her surroundings, what she’s learned and who she’s met. She keeps a positive mindset and presses forward with enthusiasm. Now, I understand if you’re reading this and thinking that you can’t relate to that level of optimism in the face of what you’ve been making your way through lately. But I want to remind you of something. God is faithful. He knows what you’ve been going through and He cares about every detail!

On those difficult days, there are words of encouragement that can be found throughout scripture to address your situation. For example, Proverbs 24:16a in the New International Version says, “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” This is a beautiful reminder that, no matter what gets you down or how many times you feel defeated, in Christ, you don’t have to be! There will always be an opportunity to get back up and keep going. God guarantees it. Another important reminder we receive in scripture is not to grow weary in doing good because a beneficial outcome awaits on the other side of our perseverance (Galatians 6:9). God’s word is filled with affirmations reminding us that He’s on our side, rooting for us.

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Combating Fear Amidst Chaos

Combating Fear Amidst Chaos

The world around us right now is taking a shift in an unimaginable direction and, while there may appear to be many reasons to worry, I’m inviting you to choose faith instead…

At the risk of being the one millionth person to mention the reason for majority of the world living under quarantine right now, I am simply going to say that this has been, without a doubt, a sobering experience for many. But, can I just say….there has been an underlying peace that has overtaken my soul in the midst of all that is happening.

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The Journey To Wholeness: For the Woman Seeking to Express Her Femininity

The Journey To Wholeness: For the Woman Seeking to Express Her Femininity

It always begins with one step. Obedience. Trust. Curiosity about what is missing in our lives…

For me, this landed me on the topic of femininity. It has been something that influenced my early years more than I previously realized. I recently remembered the details of my mother teaching me manners and etiquette as well as instilling in me some important truths about life and carrying myself with dignity and respect. Not every woman has been able to have these experiences with their mother or another female caretaker in their life. For those moments, I am grateful, but there are some other truths that I had to face in light of these memories.

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When Self-Criticism Becomes A Reminder to Choose Positivity

When Self-Criticism Becomes A Reminder to Choose Positivity

Today, I found myself caught in the cycle of self-criticism that often begins with my noticing something about myself that makes me feel embarrassed or ashamed. As I walked through my front door, finishing my commute for the evening, I went straight to pick up my prayer journal to write to God about the matter. In the midst of my writing, I felt led to do something else that had been on my heart for a while. I searched for some blank “thank you” cards that I had and began to write notes to some of the women that I worked with. Each of them have impacted my life in some way and I wanted them to know how grateful I was to have them in my life.

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