Nighttime used to be my most dreaded time of day. I was disciplined, focused and a master at my to-do list throughout the day. You name it, I could get it done in the day. I thrived off the exhilaration of exhaustive to-do lists and had confidence that I could do anything.Well, almost anything. I didn’t
Do you ever wish you had a tool to use to “take your thoughts captive” and deepen your faith walk each day? Daily affirmations are that. Affirmations are exercises for the mind. And even more than that, they are a Biblical instruction and spiritual discipline that will affirm our thoughts to be fixed on what
Feeling “behind” in life is a fatal trap that will land you into a pit of pressured- productivity, poverty thinking, and powerlessness. It’s important to note that “feeling behind” is a feeling. And though all feelings feel real, they aren’t all factually based. Feeling behind does not represent truth. Feelings are not always facts. In
The key to having more confidence in your relationship with God is to spend time daily with Him. Our confidence in something grows when we make that something a priority in our lives. It doesn’t matter what it is, if you give it more attention, you will grow in relationship with it, and therefore have
I struggled with a deep sense of malaise for years of my life. I did everything I could to drive up my self-esteem, but I always came up short. I got almost perfect grades, but I always felt “behind.” I had lots of friends and cute boyfriends, but I always felt like the odd-ball out.
Caring about what people thought almost killed me. Perfectionism almost crushed me. No one knew it. It would have been hard to tell. I was a perfect student. I was friends with almost everyone. I was a top athlete with international, world championship experience. I dated models and professional athletes. And still I wondered at
This is a big promise: being able to teach faith and confidence to toddlers. Before we go any further I need you know know that I’m not an expert on teaching toddlers to have faith, or confidence for that matter. I’m a new parent. I have two toddlers I might not know how to teach
I love infomercials. The promise of a quick-fix, an easy-to-purchase, come to your doorstep solution for whatever is keeping your life from being what you want it to be. As I kid I begged my mom to buy multiple TV pitches, and she obliged, in an effort to teach me that too-good-to-be-true is often just
Learning how to like what you see in the mirror doesn’t have to be overwhelming or feel impossible. Here are 4 easy ways to start liking your reflection from someone who suffered severe body dysmorphia but now has learned to like her body, her reflection and herself.
I have a secret weapon that has accelerated my personal growth. It is also responsible for the majority of the healing in my life—healing from an eating disorder, from trauma, from sexual assault, from despair. My heart doesn’t always feel encouraged, or strong, but there’s a tool I use to activate peace in my heart,