I messed up. Big time. You ever make a bad choice and then continually berate yourself, questioning why, why, why would you do that? How could you be so stupid, thoughtless, lazy, inconsiderate, or whichever appropriate adjective fits the situation?
My youngest daughter had her Move Up Ceremony a few weeks ago. As a proud mama, I was excited leading up to and during the entire event. There was a Student Awards section in the program. About 8 different categories of awards were given out during that portion of the ceremony. During the first award, … Continue reading An Award (or Lack Thereof) Doesn’t Define You
Time to make an exchange of anxiety for peace...
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?