ANXIETY

Anxiety doesn’t seem like a big deal until it becomes YOUR problem or the problem of someone you love. It’s real. It doesn’t make sense. It tries to take over your life. It seems hopeless, but it’s NOT. There is hope, Messy Miracle. You are not alone. You are NEVER alone.

Help Your Tween Daughter Share Her Anxious Thoughts

Can you and your daughter relate to this? At age 11, I was terrified my mother had alzheimer’s. I worried constantly that my father would die of a heart attack. And I obsessed about my 5th grade teacher discovering that I misplaced a class library book. Your tween...

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7 Encouraging Things Christians with Anxiety Need to Know

Whether you believe in God or not, anxiety is still a beast. It consumes minds and bodies of kids and adults like never before. One third of all absences from work are due to anxiety and stress, and we know that relationships and long-term health also suffer. Anxiety...

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Seeking The Still… Still

One minute I put a pizza in the oven, the next I was running toward the stairs. With eyes wild and heart on fire, I felt IT rising.  Panic. Out of nowhere. Wait. Maybe this isn’t panic, maybe it’s the virus that Anna had a few days ago. Let’s see, sudden nausea, hot...

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Do you wonder if you have anxiety? Listen to this…

We all have anxiety. But for some of us, it insidiously begins to negatively impact daily life. Author Becky McCoy recently interviewed me on the Unfolding Grace Podcast about my experience with debilitating anxiety. In this podcast, I shared my triggers, how I got...

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What I Told My Girls About Bullying and Child Suicide

  OUR KIDS ARE KILLING THEMSELVES AND IT'S NOT OK. Last night I called a family meeting on our cozy gray couch. My two girls (ages 11 & 9) turned off their devices and sat down next to one another.  They watched Justin and me expectantly with their beautiful,...

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Video of Sistering Testimony

Laura Fleetwood and Elise Aromando were two women separately dealing with tough struggles until God unexpectedly brought them together.  They became friends and spiritual supporters - "sisters!" In the video below, Laura and Elise  share the story of God working in...

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What I Learned From Speaking My Story Out Loud

Six months ago, my friend, Elise sent the following text..."You won't believe the dream I had last night. It was so real! You and I were standing on a stage in front of women sharing our stories." What?!? Back then, the thought of sharing my story in words was still...

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It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

I feel wide and vulnerable these past days. Like I’m standing on the edge of a precipice staring down at dots of things below. In the past, I fled from days like this. Honestly, I still want to flee. I’m tempted to start googling “anxiety & depression cures.” Ok,...

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Dealing With A Mask (Guest Post by Maisen)

Today I am sharing an essay written by a very brave teenage girl. She has been dealt difficult situations in her young life that would bring down the strongest of adults, yet she is brave enough to share her story with us here (with her permission and the permission...

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Laura loves to speak to women & girls about her personal experience with faith, anxiety, stress.
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