Jesus is the Truth.
This statement is one I cling to constantly. I have to. It’s so easy for me to believe the lies the world tells me, the enemy tells me, or even the lies I tell myself.
When your life is turning upside down, and you have no idea who to believe, or where to turn, Jesus as Truth is the best place to start.
During my counseling sessions, my counselor would often use this question to make me stop and think about the beliefs I held on to:
What does God’s Word say about that? Read More
Children . . . (Sigh) . . . that word can either make you sigh with joy or sigh with desperation. I love my children, and I would never trade them for anything. I am sure, as any mother would tell you, sometimes they just drive you crazy! Chad will often look at me and say, “Is Connor 18 yet?” We both chuckle because we know when that day comes we will both be very sad to see our children all grown up.
When my children were younger, I would feel so guilty for the way I treated them. I have yelled, talked down to, set aside, spoken harshly to, and treated my kids as “less than”. I have made my kids feel like they are not important to me. Guilt over my lack of loving kindness towards my children is one of those things that I have wrestled with A LOT and still do.
I say that my kids have not always been a blessing to me, because there was a time they didn’t feel like a blessing. They felt like a burden, a HUGE one, that I “had” to take care of. There was a time I would become so irritated with them. The girl’s whining, complaining, and constant fighting and arguing. Connor’s meltdowns, tantrums, or the fact that he would not sleep through the night. Read More
This week I am so thrilled to bring to you Bridgette Petrino of “Mommy Needs a Time Out”. She has graciously offered to share a bit of her story and how she experienced and recovered from depression. I encourage you to listen to her, heed her advice, and learn from her own story.
What is your biggest regret?
I’ve spent the majority of my life worrying about what could happen, and keeping my life in control as much as possible to limit the possibility of something going wrong.
That is my biggest regret. I spent too much time missing out on the present because I am too distracted by worry.
I realize now that is called anxiety.
It’s a big deal. Read More
Last week I wrote about how God’s Word significantly changed my life, especially as I was struggling with depression. Knowing and believing that God’s Word is powerful is so important, but, if you’re like me, I get stuck on the day-to-day application of God’s Word.
How do I make time to read when I barely have time to use the bathroom?
I’m so tired when I start my day and when I end it. How on earth will I be able to focus on God’s Word when I do read it?
The following are some practical tips, again courtesy of my husband’s sermon series “TEXT”.
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Choose a time to read the Bible.
Yeah I know this should be easy. But honestly it’s not for me. I’ve tried several different times. First thing in the morning, during my lunch break at work, in the evening after the kids are in bed. Inevitably I get off track, feel mad at myself, and then start over. This is an example of what “not” to do. Read More