Why Me?

By |2019-11-06T23:25:30-06:00August 28th, 2016|Christian Counseling, Mental Health|

Wow! How many times have you asked God “WHY?!” Why me…why the good people… why not the bad people… why is a powerful word when it is packed full of emotions. When life has left you hurting it seems to almost be natural instinct to go to God in anger [...]

Do NOT Be Normal

By |2019-11-07T22:34:56-06:00August 19th, 2016|Identity|

Okay, here is a quick 1, 2, punch! Stop comparing your life to everyone else’s around you, you are not them… YOU ARE UNIQUELY YOU! If I could challenge you with anything it would be to replace the word normal with the word healthy. “Is my relationship normal?” but listen [...]

Self-Care Ideas: Indulge!

By |2019-11-07T22:55:51-06:00July 24th, 2016|Mental Health|

The challenge of all challenges is SELF-CARE. This concept is believed to be out-of-reach or "not for me" because of the pictures we see blasted on social media of the all-white cottage by the lake surrounded by nature, relaxing in a hammock as the breeze blows and the sun radiates [...]

PERFECTIONISM (The Death Trap)

By |2019-11-07T23:15:20-06:00July 15th, 2016|Mental Health|

PERFECTIONISM…. We have all heard this term. Some view it as a gift; others view it as a curse. What is perfectionism…is it good, bad, helpful, or deceitful? Society preaches a performance-based acceptance. For many, the very foundation of their self-worth is based on how well they are able to [...]

Praying Past Bitter Unforgiveness

By |2019-11-07T23:23:14-06:00July 2nd, 2016|Christian Counseling, Mental Health|

Forgiveness is a word I hear often in the counseling setting. “I know I need to forgive so-and-so...” or “I could NEVER forgive so-and-so…” I understand every angle of forgiveness from my client’s perspective when they are speaking from pain, hurt, anger, and betrayal. Forgiveness is not a natural instinct [...]

Broken is Not Worthless

By |2019-11-08T00:13:43-06:00June 16th, 2016|Mental Health|

“Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.” Isaiah 61:7 When you hear the word “broken” what comes to your mind? Close your eyes [...]

Anxiety of Emotion

By |2019-11-08T00:24:48-06:00May 14th, 2016|Anxiety|

Emotion. It can be many things. Emotion is joy, celebratory, excited, happy, peaceful, love. Yes, emotion is all of this. But what happens when emotion is deep? Or painful? What happens when emotions break past your threshold of tolerance and penetrate your very soul? What happens when emotions break us? [...]

Teens: Overload

By |2019-11-08T20:26:47-06:00March 28th, 2016|Christian Counseling|

Life with teens is difficult, to say the least. As adults we have survived our teen years so we have hope and faith that our teens will also survive their teen years and yet… there is doubt, there is worry, there are concerns, there are complete freak-out moments where the [...]

Finding Hope

By |2019-11-08T20:37:56-06:00March 17th, 2016|Mental Health|

Hope is an elusive word…what exactly is hope? Everyone likes a feel-good word, something that inevitably makes the light shine in the darkness. HOPE seems to give us that mushy feeling that life…as hopeless as it seems right now…well, it may just have potential to get better! Is hope real [...]

Domestic Violence: Checkmate

By |2019-11-08T20:50:47-06:00March 5th, 2016|Abuse|

Domestic Violence. When you read these words, what comes to your mind? Television portrayals? Hollywood reenactments? …media has downplayed, glamorized and even glorified domestic violence ultimately creating a dangerous misunderstanding of the deadly reality of domestic abuse. Most people are not aware of the array of severity that classifies as [...]

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