Life In Abundance Blog
Written by BJL. The need for recovery in our lives is vital as we work through trauma, tragedy, loss, addictions, and other hardships. We face never-ending stresses from our jobs, less than desirable circumstances, and unhealthy relationships. When these things have...
By Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Read the full article Our minds are prone to negativity. That means it will find stress and anxiety anywhere and everywhere if you allow it to. Our minds are also prone to patterns. The brain either seeks them out or makes them up (so to speak)...
Healthy boundaries are vital to all relationships. Part of having good boundaries means being able to say "no" to one another respectfully. To learn more, read Tana Amen's 6 Strategies for Setting Healthy Boundaries with Others.
Taking care of our mental health is one of the most important things we can do. Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen provides helpful tips for boosting our mental health. Click to read Dr. Amen's blog post regarding The 7 Best Feel-Good Alternatives to Replace Hugs.
By Jennifer Lynch As a mother, you want to do everything you can to protect your baby. You take every precaution to keep them safe. But with everything that happens in the world, we can’t always protect our children. However, we can love them, snuggle with them, and...
Here is what God showed me later that same year after I hit my overload. He graciously shed light on my out of control addiction to busyness. God knew I wanted to change. He knows I still need to change. He is continuing to teach me how to look to Him before I say “yes” to activities which will require time and energy.
With so much busyness either on its way or already here, it’ll be important to make time to take care of ourselves. Maybe one thing our weary souls need most right now is to rest in the arms of a loving Savior, the true reason for this amazing season.
I had already been thinking I might as well give up in defeat. BUT the Lord reminded me, “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.” 1 John 5:4
He wanted me to know that He wants to give me the things I desire in my heart, both the big and the small ones.
No matter what rocks our foundation, we stand firm in our faith because we are rooted in Him.
Why would we ever want to escape His presence? Why not embrace it and learn to live “Coram Deo” – IN His presence?!
Next month, we are offering a group called Abiding in Christ. Group leader Kirby King agrees that abiding can look like many different things. Click here to read her in her own words What Abiding is NOT.
"For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1”37). This is the verse that drives Luanne Botta, founder of Guarded Heart Ministries, both in life and in ministry to women and teens. Luanne came to know Jesus at 22, after spending time in the party scene. Several...
I’m now trying to apply David’s strategy to my daily life. I do it by acknowledging my feelings, discussing them with God, handing over what I cannot control to Him, and praising Him for His faithfulness.
Yes, parenting is demanding, but your children need you so much in these years, even if they act like they don’t want your opinion or rules. They are desperate to feel safe and your rules make them feel safe and make them feel loved, no matter how much they challenge you.
I have to remind myself that when God is giving me trials, it isn’t to punish me. No, not at all. He loves me and He cares about me. The last thing He wants to do is hurt me. But, He does want to teach me. He wants to teach me about patience and how to simply wait.
Many people aren’t aware of the effects that sugar can have on the body and mind. If you’d like to learn more…
As His child, recognize the door to abundant living He puts before you. Step through the door every day.
So collectively, what name have we been given? And how important is it? We are called Christian, “little Christ”, “Christ-follower”. What’s in THAT name?
Even in our walk with Jesus, the waiting sometimes becomes bothersome. We wait for when He will come back again and clean up this mess! We wait for “peace on earth,” which incidentally won’t come until the former happens. We wait for the time when we will finally stop making the same silly spiritual mistakes, and we often wait impatiently for OTHERS to just ‘see that we are right.’ Yes, sometimes we wait unrealistically! We wait for eternal rest, so we wait… and wait… and wait.