Posts tagged christian walk
15 Day Self Care Challenge

This fall season has been a time of growth for me. Because of this, I’ve realized that a huge part of personal growth includes self-care!

Self-care has gotten a lot of recognition lately and, as Christians, I think it’s important for us to recognize the importance of it. However, we need to do it in the right way.

Changing your routine to revolve all around us and our needs is definitely not what followers of Jesus should be doing, even though that’s what a lot of the world would tell us.

We must learn to break through what the worldly view of self-care means, and figure out how God would want us to take care of ourselves.

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Healthy Night Time Routine for Over Thinkers: Get Better Sleep

If you’re like me, the biggest thing that prevents you from a good night’s rest is your mind!

Swirling thoughts, crazy ideas, silly what-ifs, and replays of the day’s events all bang around together up there like a ball in a pinball machine, making it really hard to relax and go to sleep. Sound familiar?

It’s all apart of our brain trying to process the day and catalogue it away in our memory. But, boy, can it make it difficult to fall asleep on time!

As much as biology plays a part in this, I also think it’s a way the devil tries to get us down and mess with us. Overthinking and racing thoughts are just a couple of the mechanisms the enemy uses to destroy our peace. And what a better time to do it than when we’re lying in bed!

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4 Steps to Forgive Those Who've Hurt You

Forgiveness can be a sticky, tricky thing.

We know we should.. But we don’t always know how.

We know we need to.. But we don’t always want to.

It can be so hard to completely forgive someone who’s hurt us or done us wrong in some way. Our human nature doesn’t want to let go so easily!

Can you relate??

I definitely can! Growing up, I had a couple of friends who did me wrong. I found out they were talking about me behind my back, making me look bad to others, and one even eventually dropped me with no explanation.

Like seriously blocked me on all social media, stopped returning my texts, and basically never talked to me ever again! Harsh right?

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5 Encouraging Christian Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow NOW!

It’s true that a lot of our time nowadays is spent on social media. Between keeping up with friends and our favorite celebrities, as well as posting about our own lives, our eyes can constantly stay glued to the screen.

This can be a blessing and a curse, am I right?!

On one hand, it’s fun to stay connected and be in the know. But it can also waste a lot of time and cause us to get some pretty unhealthy thoughts in our heads!

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through an influencer’s page wishing you were like her? Desiring her clothes, her lifestyle, and her looks?

As a blogger, I all too often stumble upon Instagram profiles with amazing photos and think, “Wow, I’ll never be as successful as them.”

Comparison sneaks up on me before I’ve even scrolled past the second photo!

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How to Wait Patiently for God's Timing

A few years ago, I began a spiritual and emotional journey like no other. It took me through deep valleys and dark days. The road was long, and the weight was heavy.

Personally, I was waiting on a Godly relationship. For the Lord to bless me with my future husband and the man He had planned for me to spend the rest of my life with.

I prayed hard, tried taking the situation into my own hands at times, and got really discouraged along the way!

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7 Godly Truths for Overcoming Anxiety

What if there was a way to be free from the chains of anxiety?

What if we could escape all the constant worrying and fears of the future?

What if I told you an anxious mind isn't God's plan for you? 

All of that is possible and true, and laid out for us in God's Word!

Do you know what the Bible really says about fear? Let's dig deeper into His truths to unlock God's gift of peace, and start the journey to an anxiety-free life!

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14 Powerful Bible Verses for the Girl Who Doesn't Feel Skinny Enough

You're standing in the dressing room mirror again, about to cry because you think you can't pull of that cute outfit you want to buy.

You're scrolling through social media again, feeling less than because your body doesn't look like the Instagram model with all the followers.

You put on an over sized T-shirt and running shorts again because you don't feel confident in other clothes.

Again, you hide behind someone else in the picture because you don't want the camera to add anymore pounds.

Do any of those scenarios sound or feel familiar? 

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How I Changed My Bible Study from Lackluster to Life Giving: Make Reading the Bible Fun!

When I was younger, I never made much time to study the Bible. In all honesty, it didn't much appeal to me. 

I didn't really understand the words and I had no idea how to really make sense of them. Unfortunately, I had a lot more fun things I wanted to be doing! 

Now that I'm at a deeper part in my walk with God, I realize that my way of thinking back then had a lot to do with immaturity in my relationship with the Lord. However, one thing still sticks out to me about my old mind frame. 

The lack of fun!

You may have experienced this same type of slump in your walk with the Lord, too! Especially if you don't really like reading or studying. Not to mention how the whole 66 books and 1000 pages thing can be a real scary mountain to climb, am I right?!

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3 Ways to Grow Closer to Christ and Find Your Purpose!

Growing up, the knives in my family kitchen were always dull. My momma had a fear of cutting herself while cooking, so she never let my dad sharpen any of our cutlery. While she was very content with having to deal with the dull utensils, my sister and I always complained.

It was always difficult to cut through vegetables and fruits, getting even slices was out of the question, and prepping food always took way longer than it should! In the end, cooking with the un-sharpened knives was very frustrating, time consuming, and led to sub-par results.

Sometimes in life, we ourselves can be just like those dull knives!

When we refuse to sharpen ourselves, attempts at fulfilling God’s purpose in our life can be frustrating and seem a little hopeless. It can take longer than necessary and give us results that don’t turn out exactly as we’d hoped.

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