Victory in the Mind

Great info on recognizing the symptoms of anxiety!! Some things that can be done to relieve these feelings:

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1) Take a deep breath
2) Use essential oils: Frankincense, Stress Away, Release, & Abundance are some of my faves (and brand matters in essential oil selection!)
3) Breath Prayers – speaking out loud or thinking repeatedly Scriptures such as “Be still and know that I am God.” “God is fighting my battle for me.” And “God’s love for me endures forever.”
4) Modify your diet to reduce inflammation
5) Write down 3 things you are grateful for each day

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)

When Your Heart is Crushed

When your whole world feels like it is crashing in. When it feels like there is a darkness swallowing you up. When it feels like hope is a far off, intangible, elusive, figure of someone else’s imagination. When it feels like chasing after hope is a futile waste of energy. When you can’t even imagine exerting the energy to chase after hope. When your heart hurts so much it feels like it is caving in. When you don’t know how to face the next hour, let alone the next day, week, or year. When your stomach is so knotted that the thought of eating a meal makes your stomach turn over rather than grumble in hunger. Continue reading “When Your Heart is Crushed”

“…I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up…” (Isaiah 43:19)

And so another adventure begins!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  Here, you will find musings from a pastor-turned-hospital chaplain, who is also a divorced mother (of 4! Including 2 teens, sigh…), essential oil nut, and lover of Jesus.  You will hear stories of how God helps us rise from the dust and pain of trauma and drama to experience freedom in His love and mercy. Continue reading ““…I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up…” (Isaiah 43:19)”