Self Care or Self Comfort?

I recently finished Sarah Bessey’s newest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things. If you’re familiar with Sarah, you’ll know a few years back she was involved in a car accident that left her with serious and chronic health issues. I’m a newbie to the world of chronic health issues myself, having recently learned I have hypermobility in many of my joints which has led to … Continue reading Self Care or Self Comfort?

3 Extra Benefits of Self-Care for Moms

I woke up while it was still dark and held my breath as I checked the baby monitor, hoping that the toddler was still sleeping. Success! My anticipation rose as I started to tiptoe downstairs, only to be stopped dead in my tracks. Our toddler, sleeping so soundly only a minute ago, was now awake and calling out. A little disappointed, I nonetheless grabbed him … Continue reading 3 Extra Benefits of Self-Care for Moms

In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

The other night my family and I went out to watch my eldest son perform a song at a Christmas program. Throughout the program the children sang, acted, played instruments and showered us with loads of Christmas cheer. During one of the performances (a very abbreviated version of The Nutcracker) a few of the kids forgot their lines. It was fascinating to watch how everyone … Continue reading In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

Holidays with a Side Dish of Anxiety

It’s the season for gathering, celebrating, creating memories and remembering the goodness of the Lord. It sounds amazing! Decorations are up, music is playing and stores, vying for our money, are touting deals galore. It’s great! Or is it? Person after person with whom I interact is dealing with anxiety at some level. I can get caught on the anxiety treadmill myself. We depend on … Continue reading Holidays with a Side Dish of Anxiety