It's Easier to Put Myself Last

Have you ever had the thought that it's just easier to put yourself last? 

If we are all honest, I think we've all had this thought and maybe even acted upon it. 

I mean, after all, there is a lot going on, isn't there?

Children need help with homework. A meal needs to be made. Projects need to be completed. Laundry needs to be done. Husbands and significant others need your time and affection. Friends need advice. The dog needs grooming. The car needs an oil change. The toilet...

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Self-Care Challenge - Week 2

Welcome back to week 2 of the Self-Care Challenge! How did the first week of making yourself and your needs a priority go?

I pray you resonated with some of the encouragers and were able to follow through so that your soul could be refreshed.

If you missed week 1, I encourage you to check out the first seven days of self-care!

Because I need self-care as much as you, I have been partaking in this challenge myself! After going through most of the encouragers, the one that resonated most with...

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Life is More than Being Stressed, Burden, and Overloaded

This past week I have really started diving deep into Rick Warren’s Daily Devotion.

It is a devotion I have been getting in my inbox every day for quite some time. In the past I would read the devotion, but if truth be told, my mind wouldn’t fully be in the lesson.

You see my mind has a great capacity to wander - really wander! I might be thinking about how to grow my ministry, the tasks ahead of me for the day, or how to resolve the latest childhood phase of life. My mind was...

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Do You Have Joy in Your Life?

Friend, can I ask you a personal question? Do you have joy in your life? 

All too often I find that women I speak to who are empty, do not have joy in their life. 

 

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines joy as “a source or cause of delight.” It is a state of happiness and emotion evoked by “possessing what one desires.”

If I defined joy for myself, it would be anything that brings a smile to my face, a lightness to my heart, and a fulfillment to my soul.

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Are You Taking Time to Refill Your Batteries?

Recently I saw a commercial on TV that made me laugh and shout ‘no’ all at once.

The commercial depicted a man who was tired and in need of a pick me-up. Using a drained phone battery to demonstrate this man’s tired state, the message of the commercial was to consume an energy drink to fill him back up to full again.

Consuming this energy drink was his way to recharge so that he could continue living life.

While the message of using an energy drink to recharge is NOT one I...

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If You Want to Reap, You Must First Sow

The story about the farmer sowing seed is one of my favorite bible stories.

It goes like this:

“A farmer went out to sow seed. While he was scattering the seed, some of it fell by the road. The birds came and ate all that seed. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where there was not enough dirt. It grew very fast there, because the soil was not deep. But when the sun rose, it burned the plants. The plants died because they did not have deep roots. Some other seed fell...

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