Choices in Simplicity

"If your life is rushed or stressed or complicated. You may feel that circumstances or fate have somehow trapped you in your crazy lifestyle. But I would challenge you to look very closely at your life and see how often your choices are dictating the simplicity or the chaos in which you live." This statement [...]

Re-evaluating Life

What do you do when your heart is empty and your schedule if full? I think all too often we keep pushing ourselves. We think that we must keep going. This month's Recalibrate Life Read is The Worn Out Woman: When Your Life is Full and Your Spirit is Empty by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. [...]

Cultivating a Peaceful Heart

My life has been anything but peaceful the past few weeks. It has been crazy busy as I am helping my mom get moved into a safer environment. I had forgotten how much there is involved in a move. Especially when it is a move requiring downsizing and there is so much left in the [...]

The Lord’s Perfect Way; Not Always What We Expect

There is less than two months until Christmas, and then only one week beyond that 2019 begins. I recently was rereading snippets from my journal and repeatedly read about the stress and exhaustion I was feeling. How very overwhelmed I was, and how much my neck and shoulder muscles were throbbing. Over and over and [...]

Letting Go; Knowing Truth Can Help

  Living with stress sure causes problems! But how do we let go? My thoughts pressure me to try to stay in control, to get it all done, to please everyone and gain approval. Yet, when I work hard to make it happen and the outcome isn't what I hoped for I get frustrated and [...]

Letting Go

Are you carrying too much? What do you need to let go of? I ask you this because I have been carrying too much. I temporarily took a break from posting because my life felt overwhelming. And now I come back to writing still feeling overwhelmed and stressed but I have learned something. This thing [...]

A Look at Depression: Elijah

DEPRESSION CAN BLIND US TO GOD'S LOVE! Elijah is another man in the Bible who suffered with depression. 1 Kings 19:4-19 shares the details of what Elijah experienced. Elijah's depression struck him after he had had a mountain-top experience with the Lord. He had prayed and asked the Lord to prove Himself as God and [...]

Find Rest in the Ruckus

"Yet I know, in quiet pockets where my soul craved recharge and peace that rest was exactly what I needed. But how? How does one truly rest in the midst of life all around?" Choosing Real by Bekah Jane Pogue. It is a beautiful autumn morning. The sun is bright and bringing some warmth to the [...]