“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” -2 Corinthians 4:16 Endurance is such an important but difficult quality to cultivate. As an aspiring hiker and runner (emphasis on the aspiring part!), I know just how important it is to maintain a steady pace. However, … Continue reading Endurance
“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all of your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” -Psalm 77:11 Lately I’ve been thinking about the power of remembrance. This is a theme that seems to run throughout the Bible. All throughout … Continue reading Remembering God’s Goodness
“Do we want to infect people with more anxiety, or heal ourselves and the people around us with calm?” -Brene’ Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection I just love this quote by Brene’ Brown. Her analogy is so true. Like a virus, anxiety is an infectious disease that spreads so easily from person to person. As a … Continue reading The Power of Calm
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” –Proverbs 13:12 I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of disappointment. As human beings, God has made us with deep desires and longings. We are hardwired to hope for what is good. However, we also live in a fallen … Continue reading Facing Disappointment and Loss
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” -Psalm 37:7a I’ve always been a careful planner. I love to organize, make lists, and create plans. Although these can be helpful qualities, I think that control is often a coping mechanism for anxiety. There are so many unpredictable things in life and I feel … Continue reading The Illusion of Control
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