It’s not easy living for God. It just isn’t. The tests…the trials…the temptations… Sometimes it just feels like it’s all too much. What do we do when we want to give up and just throw in the towel? When we are too tired physically, emotionally, or mentally to fight another day?
In celebration of the re-branding of Destined 4 the Dub, and to welcome our new followers, this week we are featuring an encore of our very 1st blog! The story of the injury that changed our entire family, that paved the way for Destined 4 the Dub! I was going to re-use the stock photo from my … Continue reading ENCORE – How Can You Expect Me to Be Thankful?
The steps I took to continue mental healing as I celebrate my daughter's recovery.
Why do our minds keep returning to the thoughts and memories that cause us the most pain? We each have experienced traumatic experiences in our lives, but why do we insist on re-living the trauma over and over in our minds? How do we just let it go? After last week’s blog, I was regularly … Continue reading I’ve Blocked It, I’ve Rejected It, Now What?
As I was reflecting on last week’s defensive strategy scripture, I couldn’t help but think about how powerful the first part of the scripture was. It was on my mind most of this week as I found myself contemplating all my problems, my disappointments, my regrets, my unfulfilled wishes and dreams. I knew I would … Continue reading Rejecting Those Shots Like a Spiritual Beast
I have a hard time holding my tongue when it comes to my immediate family. I’m quick to tell my husband or kids how I feel about their behavior or choices - I always seem to have an unsolicited opinion about how they are performing…uh, I mean living. Even though I usually feel like my … Continue reading Taking My Mind AND My Mouth Captive
If I’m being honest, I’m not happy with God right now. I’m disappointed by a number of things going on in my life. And that’s just real talk. Real feelings. I can’t help how I feel. But I am still responsible for how I act based on the feelings. So as I have been reading … Continue reading What Does Trusting in God Look Like?
My schedule was jam-packed this past weekend. Throughout the week, I experienced varied levels of anxiety about it, as there were a number of activities that required close coordination with my husband. Anyone who knows my husband, knows that time is not his friend. I jokingly (cough, cough) always say that I always need a … Continue reading Just Do It? No, Just Trust God Instead
The last few months have been tough to endure. Indoor track season was fast and furious, and the track athletes that we are friends with were having amazing club and high school seasons. I followed their accomplishments, celebrating their success, while also battling my own personal disappointment that Kennedi couldn’t join them. Social media got … Continue reading Content in the State I’m In (even when ready to move to a new state)
I have a confession. I’m a recovering Hater. OMG, I can’t believe I just typed that. I’m getting better, but sometimes struggle to be happy for other athletes’ success if mine aren’t experiencing the same or greater success. Ugh – now you know my terrible secret. I’ve asked God to help me, but inevitably those … Continue reading Choosing to Hate or Celebrate