Fighting the Soul Shadows and a Giveaway

Sometimes darkness sneaks inside my spirit. It circles my brain like a cloud of smoke, pours through my thoughts, and settles inside the crevices of my humanity. The darkness threatens my joy. It sucks the energy out of me. And it leads me to the pantry in search of potato chips. [tweetability]Yet the darkness can … Continue reading “Fighting the Soul Shadows and a Giveaway”

How to Defeat Depression and Restlessness

Depression and Restlessness Engulfed Me One day when I was up to my eyeballs in diapers and bottles, sippy-cups and Cheerios, I sat on a beach with my best friend. It was a beautiful day. Life appeared perfect, but the tears would not stop. Life was a struggle for me. Restlessness refused to leave me … Continue reading “How to Defeat Depression and Restlessness”

Three People Who Have Encouraged My Faith (And the Bite of Bread Reading Plan)

(Starting this week, there will only be one post with more information and different ways to use the Bite of Bread reading plan. Scroll down to find out how to download extra questions and prompts to deepen your quiet time with the Lord. Now, without taking more time, grab your coffee. . . Let’s dig … Continue reading “Three People Who Have Encouraged My Faith (And the Bite of Bread Reading Plan)”

Bite of Bread: A Reading Plan to Fight Depression During Christmas

(The winner of The Jesus I Never Knew is at the end of the post!) Sometimes darkness sneaks inside my spirit. It circles my brain like a cloud of smoke, pours through my thoughts, and settles inside the crevices of my humanity. The darkness threatens my joy. It sucks the energy out of me. And … Continue reading “Bite of Bread: A Reading Plan to Fight Depression During Christmas”

When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard

Empty Chairs . . . Some years Thanksgiving is harder to celebrate than other years. I love the turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, and green bean casserole. I embrace the cooler weather, gold and garnet leaves, and the almost naked trees, and I love gathering with family and friends–whoever can come. Yet, there have … Continue reading “When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard”

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