Posts in Mental Health Tools
Exploring God's Purpose for Your Life in the Midst of Anxiety & Depression

As a new mom, my brain - and web browser - has been flooded with every baby gadget, toy, tool and Pinterest solution that the wonderful world of social media has to offer. Time and time again, I come across something that I consider a future #momgoal – like the bento lunch boxes prepared with impressive displays of fruits, vegetables, bite-sized sandwiches and of course, desserts. Who knew that this pleasantly partitioned box could take on the appeal of a Michelin-star restaurant?

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Boundless Love

While scrolling through the internet the other day, I came upon this funny quote: “Old Farmer’s Advice: Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull strong!” Well, I thought that was great advice, if only I were dealing with horses, pigs and bulls.  But the reality of the situation is that I’m trying to learn how to set boundaries for myself, and for other difficult people (like me) whom I love but I’m not quite sure where to draw the line. 

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The Truth about Acceptance

The Serenity Prayer, written by Reinhold Niebuhr many years ago, contains powerful, timeless wisdom that is now being validating by research. Being able to accept what we cannot change is a key component of our emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. We need God’s wisdom and grace to know what can and cannot be changed, and we can trust God to show us the difference.

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When God Gives You More than You Can Handle

As a kid, summers usually meant long road trips through the center of California for fishing trips with my dad. Along the way, there were several dirt roads that seemed to lead off into unknown places. My imagination would run wild with questions like, ‘Where does this lead?’ ‘Who paved these roads?’ ‘How do you know which one is the right one to take if there are no signs?’ And in a world before Google Maps, the thought of veering down one of these nameless routes felt dangerous and scary.

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5 Tips To Help Someone Feeling Overwhelmed and Discouraged

Learning to provide comfort and encouragement for those who are experiencing dark days can be challenging. We are told that the “ministry of presence” (just being there) for others is what they need . . . but how does that work, practically?

Whether as a church leader, parent, spouse, friend, or in any role serving others, we all could use simple tips on how to have a ministry of presence and comfort.

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