It’s Okay to Not Always Be Okay

It’s Okay to Not Always Be Okay

When I hear the remark, “you’ve handled this so well” in reference to my health journey I cringe a little. The statement invokes a fear in me that people may think I have it all together, or that they believe I’ve managed any of this through my own strength. I haven’t. The full story is much more nuanced and the only person who knows the nitty gritty other than me is God himself. I have struggled.

Every few months I have a bad day. A day where I experience feelings of frustration, weariness, or being overwhelmed by all that is still ahead. I bet you’ve had one of those days, too.

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.

Resilience Against All Odds

Resilience Against All Odds

The zinnias are blooming on the front porch. They should have died, but they didn’t.

Find out what these blooms have taught me about choosing the path that leads us to thrive instead of simply survive.

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.

The Gift of a Quick Win

The Gift of a Quick Win

When the road is long, the gift of a quick win can be just what you need to keep going. When they happen, it’s important to take note of them. They are the fuel that you need to keep going.