Jesus is on Our Side

I was lost I was in chains The world had a hold of me My heart was a stone I was covered in shame When He came for me I couldn't run, couldn't run from His presence I couldn't run, couldn't run from His arms Jesus, He loves me, He loves me, He is for…

Turning Off the Worry Switch

Racing thoughts. Irrational thoughts. Relentless thoughts. When will they end? I lay awake at night, sleep eluding me, and wonder why my mind won't just "shut down." I had a fairly good day: accomplished several chores, worked on my blog, shared some time with my husband, caught up with my mom over the phone, and…

Finding Peace in the Gracious Love of God

The past several days I have been feeling emotional, frazzled, and just plain overwhelmed. I hate feeling like this! Everything becomes a "big deal," and each situation I encounter becomes a cause for worry. I'm thankful for my husband, who pointed me back in the right direction. "What are some of the coping skills you learned for handling feelings…

You are loved. Not because you get straight A's or don't get straight A's in school. You are loved. Not because of your athletic abilities or lack thereof. You are loved. Not because of the good things you have done, or because of your past. You are loved because you are His. When you accept…