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How to Quiet Fear and Worry

How to Quiet Fear and Worry

Something I know to be true: letting fear and worry take control is never helpful. But I still struggle with them both regularly.

Experiencing these emotions is a pretty normal part of life – especially during periods of uncertainty and those times you just don’t have all the information at your fingertips.

Eventually, I decided to make a list. A list of the practices I’ve found that help me to quiet the fear and worry threatening to take hold of my day.

Seek and Find the Good: Gratitude Challenge

Seek and Find the Good: Gratitude Challenge

Giving thanks in all circumstances is no easy task, but as Christians, it’s what we’re called to do.

Seem impossible? For a long time, I thought so too. In fact, it took me years to uncover the importance of giving thanks no matter what.

Surrendering That Which We  Cannot Control

Surrendering That Which We Cannot Control

Surrender. Relinquishing control. It sounds powerless, like a weakness.

But I’ve experienced the exact opposite. Through surrender, I believe we are given more life, more freedom, more hope.

Growth in Unexpected Places

Growth in Unexpected Places

For over a year now, I have strapped myself into two braces–one for my knee and one for my ankle–on a daily basis. Three times per brace, per day. When done perfectly, it takes 4.5 hours. It’s a major chunk of my day.

I never imagined these braces would still be part of my life at this point. But here we are.

And this is what I know now: growth comes from unexpected places.

I am a writer.

I am a writer.

My parents can attest to the fact that I loved to read before I even knew how. But once I learned, writing quickly followed.

Becoming a published author has been a dream since childhood.

But, for one reason or another, I’ve never considered myself a writer. Until now.