The key to happiness - or that even more desired thing, calmness - lies not in always thinking happy thoughts. No. That is impossible. No mind on earth with any kind of intelligence could spend a lifetime enjoying only happy thoughts. They key is in accepting your thoughts, all of them, even the bad ones.… Continue reading Intentional Thoughts
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us.” ― Richie Norton The Art of Intentional LivingMany of us live our lives allowing others to make decisions for us. We are Christians because our parents made us go to church as children. We become doctors or lawyers because we… Continue reading 5 Ways to Live Intentionally
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not." - Valerie Bertinelli I've opened about my battles with depression. An update - yes, I am still taking antidepressants and going to therapy. Has it made… Continue reading We Will Be Happy!
5 WAYS TO COUNTERACT NEGATIVITY HEAD ON So, the other day I was minding my own business, running around being a busy bee per usual when out of no where this comment was thrown at me: "You look like a line backer, you've got fat girl arms!" The deliverer of this lovely message went on… Continue reading Good Bye!
Do all the good you can & create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. It is inner beauty which matters most. Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha Value your beauty! I have to remind myself this every single day and I am sharing this message with… Continue reading Painstakingly Beautiful
Define yourself as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion. - Brennan Manning Throughout my life I struggled greatly with love and I lived unhappy for a very long time. See, one of the biggest lies I ever believed was, "you are not loved." When you believe… Continue reading Define Yourself
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that… Continue reading Even When!
Relationship For those that have felt a little lost recently and feel in their heart it's time to return to God's embrace I hope this message will encourage you and perhaps even provide some guidance. Even if you didn't completely leave to go off and do your own thing like the prodigal son, it's important… Continue reading Coming Home
“A common mistake we make is that we look for God in places where we ourselves wish to find him, yet even in the physical reality this is a complete failure. For example, if you lost your car keys, you would not search where you want to search, you would search where you must in… Continue reading Lost and Found
"When all you see is your pain, you loose sight of me." - Papa (God) The Shack Inevitable, but NecessaryI learned this really early on in life - Pain is inevitable. At some point during our life we will experience great pain. We can't avoid it; there is no promise of a pain free life.… Continue reading Don’t Loose Sight