How To Handle A Crisis in a Healthy Way

How To Handle A Crisis in a Healthy Way

This last year has been hard. Good, but hard. More than once I’ve looked at Nate and asked “are we done with war yet? Is it time for Disneyland yet?” (our analogy for easy peasy times).

 

As much as I wanted to ignore it, the Holy Spirit told me that a time of warfare was coming and to prepare. Thankfully I listened, mostly. Not quite as well as I wish I had though. 

 

Among the hard things we’ve gone through this year either ourselves or with our friends, was nearly 2 weeks total in the hospital with our baby girl.

 

I’ll not bore you with medical details, but know this, she is totally healed!

There are no ongoing issues or permanent damage. Praise God! 

 

The first hospital stay was NOT planned. The second was. And while I will be the first to say that hospitals are NOT my favorite place in the world, I will tell you that I am thankful for them.

And just like any other place, it IS possible to be a carrier of the presence and peace and joy of God while you are there. 

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Why Should I Be Thankful?

Why Should I Be Thankful?

One day a while back, Nate and I were driving to church. All that afternoon I had been regaling him with all the things that were wrong, all the things I hated, and all the things that needed fixed. Before we got very far from the house Nate stopped me and asked, “Faith, are you happy?”

“I mean, relatively, so. Why?” I said, quickly realizing where this was going.

“Because I can fix a lot of these things for you, but that won’t matter if you don’t have a grateful heart.”

 Boom. Mic drop.

 I was instantly convicted of my complaining and repented right there. 

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Should You Volunteer In Church?

Should You Volunteer In Church?

We smile and wave and shake a few hands on our way to OUR seats for the Sunday morning service. Maybe we have a cup of coffee with us. Maybe we don’t. But we sit in our seat, stand when asked to. We praise and worship as part of the congregation and then listen as the pastor delivers a well thought out and meaningful message. Then we say goodbye on our way out of the door. Go grab lunch and don’t think about church until it’s about time to go to the next service. 

 

Sound familiar? 

For years this was me. 

 

Oh, I read my Bible regularly (usually daily). I listened to preaching throughout the week, but I didn’t actively SERVE in my church. I had really “good reasons” like being gone lots of weekends for rodeos, I served in other organizations, etc. 

 

But something shifted in me and my faith when I began to serve in my local church on a regular basis. 

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Clean Skincare Product Roundup Review

Clean Skincare Product Roundup Review

Just google “natural face wash”, “natural skincare” “Natural____” and the results are overwhelming.

Where do you start? What actually works? What products have legitimately clean ingredients in them?

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Been there. I feel ya.

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7 Tips to Reduce Allergies Naturally

7 Tips to Reduce Allergies Naturally

Warm weather is upon us, my friends. And with it comes all the pollen, dust, weeds, and everyone’s favorite: seasonal allergies.

I remember a time when I was quite literally on 2 or 3 different allergy medicines at a time. They were prescribed by my very well-meaning and beloved family doctor. To be quite honest, they DID help me feel better. We did the best we knew how to at the time.

Fast forward several years, and this kid is on zero prescription meds and zero over the counter allergy pills. None. Zip. Zero. Zilch.

What changed?

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