These are strange times. How often have we heard the word unprecedented in the past month? COVID-19 is changing the world. Plans have been upended, some have been furloughed from work, some have lost loved ones. Life feels pretty brutal and confusing right now. God promises to … [Read more...] about Finding Silver Linings In Crisis
Depression can be sneaky or loud. Sometimes it goes under the radar for months or years unrecognized, and other times it effects your life so significantly that you can’t ignore it. Without guidelines, it can be difficult to identify whether you may be experiencing depression or … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Am Depressed?
The older I get the faster time passes. When I had kids, life started moving at the speed of their growth. A physical manifestation of my life passing. Now they are grown. Will things slow down? It’s enough to get you in a funk, or at least a … [Read more...] about How to Find Peace and Purpose in the New Decade
“Here I raise my ebenezer, hither by thy help I’ve come.” This refrain frequently finds its way into my mind. The soft melody is a sweet reminder. Remember how the Lord has helped you, Rachel. Remember how far you’ve come. It’s Him that has brought you here. The concept … [Read more...] about Here I Raise My Ebenezer
This past week my dog became fixated with something on his tail. We noticed that he would constantly try to lick or chew on one spot. After many failed attempts to redirect and try to keep him from doing it, the spot kept getting worse. We figured he got bit or stung by … [Read more...] about Let Your Wounds Heal
Have you ever been around someone who seems to have an Eeyore-like ability to find something negative in nearly every situation? Are they just THAT unhappy? Or are they trying to make everyone else miserable? Or maybe you are the one who always looks at the glass half-empty, a … [Read more...] about Looking at the Glass Half Empty