One Healthy Habit that Changed My Life

As a 42-year-old woman I can honestly say I’ve spent at least half of my life or more attempting to find ways to be “healthy”. Like most people I start something new and think I’m going to stick with it this time and then fall off the wagon at some point and find myself at square one all over again.

On top of all the try again stop again yo-yoing; I end up feeling bad about myself while negative self-talk and defeating thoughts begin to weigh me down.

Can you relate?

But something dawned on my recently after a spiritual retreat I hosted. For the last twenty plus years I’ve practiced one healthy habit through ever trial, heartache, triumph and victory that has consistently brought me to better health. And with this practice I can honestly say I would not be the person I am today without it. It’s something that I don’t do every single day of my life, but it is something I reach for in times of deep struggle, frustration, anxiety and in times of reflection, hope, prayer, planning and dreaming.

The one healthy habit that continues to change my life and has for years is journaling.

There is no specific way to journal, it’s simply picking up a pen and putting it to paper. It can be one word or hundreds of words. You simply let your heart, mind and emotions lead you. I want to encourage you that even if you’re someone who does not like to write, you must give it a try!

I promise this is one new healthy habit that will propel you forward beyond anything you can imagine. Grab a journal and pen today!

I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and let me know one of your healthy habits.

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Politics + Social Media = Love {and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!}

Have you been struggling with all the negativity in social media around politics?

It literally makes me feel every possible emotion within seconds! Angry, mad, sad, happy, excited, hopefully, discouraged, disgusted … basically crazy.

The other week after the women’s march the very next morning I woke up asking how can I make a difference? My heart’s desire is to be like Jesus and sincerely love all people through compassion. But how do I honestly live this out each day with so much pain in the world, I questioned? Before I opened my bible I asked God to show me what to do and this is the scripture that spoke to my soul.

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:7-8

I thought, in order for me to be clear minded I must not fill my mind with negativity. And to be self controlled I must not remain in situations that influence me to make poor decisions. To truly love others deeply I must stay connected to God through intentional prayer. So last week instead of reading social media I used that time to read God’s word and pray for ALL people.

To be honest with you this stretched me. It was hard for me not to turn to social media to find out the latest update on all the drama in the world. However, by the end of the week I realized how much peace I felt.

I felt lighter. Less stressed. More patient. Simply hopeful.

Hopeful because I know that no matter how different our opinions are in this life, God is ultimately in control. I am confident there is no need to fear because the battle is already won. Victory is on my side no matter what political party I stand for. Jesus wins! I can rest in pure love.

So when I hop back on social media, I have decided to look at it through God’s eyes … LOVE. When I feel the opposite arise in me, I will simply hit the off button and pray. It is time to live out what I believe, not by merely reading God’s word but doing God’s word. God’s word is a very clear and detailed on how I must love others and while it’s not a piece of cake to implement, I can do it!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Holy Spirit I pray for you to do a work in my heart so that I can make a difference. Give me strength to choose your ways over my ways. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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How To Overcome Criticism

Everybody struggles with defeating thoughts; we are not alone in this. The enemy will attack our worth via criticism. We have to stop letting negativity lead us. Instead, take it captive and lead it with the truth.

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Whenever the lies bombard me, I can speak these five truths out loud instead.

1) God will never condemn me. He does not disapprove of me. He does not criticize or blame me. He does not find fault in me (Rom. 8:1–2).

2) God has not given me a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Tim. 1:7).

3) I am strong, and the word of God lives in me, and I have overcome the evil one (1 John 2:14).

4) I am in perfect peace because I trust in God as my thoughts stay fixed on him (Isa. 26:3).

5) I have been given authority over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will harm me (Luke 10:19). 

(Excerpt from Worthy of a Miracle, Chapter 15 Speak Truth)

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Bad Habits to New Habits

I’m inviting you to pray this today: “Search the inner depths of my heart and expose anything that is not of You so I can be set free of it.” Excerpt from Stormie Omartian’s book The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage.

What do you need to be set free from?

In my quiet time I was reading Psalm 5:11-12 and part of it reads “Let those who love Your name be joyful and exult in You.” All of a sudden my eyes were opened to a “bad” habit I have. I have a habit of not being joyful, instead I have a habit of anxious thoughts and worrying.

I’ve decided I want to create a new habit of gratitude, thankful and joy filled thoughts to replace my bad habit of anxious and worried thoughts.

Let me know what “bad” habit you have and what new habit you can replace it with?

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                                         ~Praise for Worthy of a Miracle~

Linda Kuhar extends an invitation to find an extraordinary God at work in the middle of our ordinary lives. She offers faith, encouragement and, most of all, hope. Whether you’re going through a difficult time or are simply looking for inspiration and a new perspective, Worthy of a Miracle will meet you where you are and help you see what could be. – Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of You’re Already Amazing

I knew Linda’s story would be inspiring, but had no idea how much her book would touch my heart as a woman, a wife, a parent and a believer. Seeing how God orchestrated small and life changing miracles in her life literally moved me to tears as I witnessed the tangible proof of the power of God at work. Her story is a beautiful reminder of God’s sovereignty, packed with scriptural promises and practical steps for growing our relationship with God, while reminding us all that we are worthy of His miracles too. – Tracie Miles, Christian Speaker & Writer, and Author of two best-selling books, Your Life Still Counts: How God Turns Your Past Into A Beautiful Future and Stressed-Less Living: Finding God’s Peace In Your Chaotic World.  

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Is Your Life Crazy?

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It started almost exactly 12 months ago.

Out of nowhere a shocker I was in no way, shape or form prepared to hear.

Someone very close to me was hurting so deeply that it was too much for me to grasp.

Instead of offering compassion I got angry … very angry!

Fear and anxiety overtook me.

My mind raced with horrific thoughts. And the more I thought about this desperate situation the angrier I became.

I had no peace, no hope, just sheer panic.

Has this ever happened to you?

Sometimes when a loved one is in so much emotional pain it is too hard to sit with and just be present with them.

It’s uncomfortable.

It’s vulnerable.

It’s scary.

Instead of offering a hug or a listening ear we try to fix them or we might even push them away. It’s not right, but its just they way it happens because it is too painful for us to see them hurting.

The enemy will use anything to cause division, especially with those we love so much.

I’m writing this today to remind you and me that we must live on guard, ready for the next attack.

I’m not saying to live in fear of the unknown anxiously awaiting the next shoe to drop.

But I am saying we must put on our armor every single day. Ephesians 6:10-18

What does that look like for you?

Prayer … Reading the bible … Worship … Journaling … Listening to a sermon … Talking with a friend … Having a mentor or a life coach to keep you accountable?

How prepared are you for the next assault from the enemy?

What are you doing consistently so that you maintain a peaceful life so that when things go crazy you don’t?

I wish I could tell you that a year later everything is perfect and all better for my dear loved one, but that is not the case. However, I can say that through our greatest trials and deepest heartaches the Lord continues to provide.

Our God is good.

He is faithful.

And His mercies are new every single morning. Lam 3:22-23

Let me know in the comments if you’ve experienced attacks from the enemy and how you plan to stay prepared. 
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Let’s Remove the Stigma

Will you join me in removing the stigma of mental illness?

Transformation Church and Rick & Kay Warren are passionate about the body of Christ coming together and removing the stigma society has placed on mental illness. Six years ago when I had cancer I received an outpouring of unconditional love and support even from strangers while I was sick, but I dare to say if I was struggling from mental illness I would receive the same support.

Kay Warren delivered a powerful message at Transformation Church last Sunday. Watch here. “Research shows 1 in 5 children and 1 in 5 adults in America will be affected by mental illness in a given year. Although millions of people are impacted by mental illness, people often feel isolated, alone, and unsure of where to turn for help and hope.” Saddleback Church will be having a special event The Gathering on Mental Health & The Church on October 7–9, 2015. Click here to register. 

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Leave me a comment and let me know if you personally have struggled or know someone struggling with mental illness. Let’s talk about this, support one another and remove the stigma!

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Let Go

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I can rest comfortably in your presence when I’m alone with you.

Soaking up the warmth of the sun, feeling the gentle breeze on my skin and enjoying the melody of the birds sitting on my porch is heavenly.

It’s easier to breathe, slow down and relax.

In this very moment I can believe that everything is going to be okay even in the midst of our suffering world.

The second I walk away from this rejuvenating sanctuary I forget you and I step into fear. Immediately I start trying to control my life…. and those I love.

Help me Lord to let go.

Help me to release my grip and trust you.

Trust your love.

Many times I beat myself up because I cannot live out my faith perfectly.

Fill me with your grace.

Give me strength to extend grace to myself for all my imperfections.

Just for today I will take time to open up my hands to you and let go.

When I start to feel anxious I will look at my hands and open them up to you. I will let go.

Do you need to let go of something? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to pray for you today.

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