Following God

Compassion fatigue

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Encouragement, Following God | 0 comments

This season of a pandemic has led many people to compassion fatigue. Friends who work in caring positions such as nursing, teaching, elderly care, and many others are all struggling with juggling life. Compassion fatigue is a condition characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion leading to a diminished ability to empathize or feel compassion for others, often described as the negative cost of caring. Recently, I took on freelance writing for GotQuestions.org. Many of the questions we receive relate to the Bible and life issues, but it has also opened my eyes to the suffering in the...

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Fear Not

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Encouragement, Following God | 0 comments

So many of us fear what is happening in the world – the corona virus. We want to believe there is an end in sight. And at the same time we aren’t sure of what’s ahead. So why do we fear? Why do we fear when it says to ‘fear not’ over 400 times in the Bible? Because we don’t believe God’s goodness in the midst of pandemics. We are to know when bad things come our way there is a great God fighting our battles. God perseveres through undeserved trials As we face current trials, where do you find hope and faith? Is it in the news, with our leaders or another source? I would like to challenge us...

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Which Path?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2020 in Book, Following God | 0 comments

Anyone else feel like Noah in the Bible?  You’re building a ship with no rain. It’s raining somewhere else, but not in your yard. These are the moments I ask God to show up. Because in the natural I can’t see which path to take or the next bend in the road. It’s okay to not know the future, but what if the future is only about obedience and nothing else? These are the wrestling questions I ask. So which path do you choose? God closes doors to open doors. This is the truth! Especially in our lives over the last three years. God has shut so many doors, but has started to open crazy doors which...

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Growing into 2020

Posted by on Jan 1, 2020 in Encouragement, Following God | 0 comments

We’re starting a new time! Growing into 2020 and beyond has me so excited for what’s to come. Part of the excitement comes from not knowing what’s around the corner and all that holds. As we venture into this new time, what areas are you hoping to be bold in?         Step out of your comfort zone I stepped out of my comfort zone this year and started working with refugees from other countries. The joy they have shown and taught me has been indescribable. They have displayed what it means to start over in a different country, how to love well and how to help others in needy times. We love how...

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God Box

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Book, Following God | 0 comments

I put God in a box. A pretty, blue, large-sized box. Full of compartments where He could only oversee certain parts of my life at certain times. You get the gist, i.e. He’s in charge of the budget this month, or He’s in charge of my attitude this week. Very compartmentalized and on my terms. Somewhere along the way this box mentality started to shift. God showed up in 2017 and started reshaping my box. The box completely disappeared once the reshaping began. I took Him out of the box and let Him be in charge. Of. It. All. No more box How do you do that, you ask? Well I finally got my head...

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