Tag Archives: stress

Timeout by Bridget A. Thomas

My husband likes watching fishing programs on television. He was recently watching a tournament where one of the fisherman had to take a two minute penalty. If the fish touches “anything inside the boat other than the angler’s hand,” he … Continue reading

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Why Am I Struggling So Much? by Bridget A. Thomas

What is wrong with me? I asked myself this question recently. I was feeling irritated, frustrated, depressed, and angry. On the surface, there seemed to be no good reason for the turmoil of emotions. It went on for days and I … Continue reading

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Word of the Year Tizzy by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! I’m one of those people who spends way too much time looking at memes and there were two that left me speechless. The one that said the 1990’s were 30 years ago. I get my son was … Continue reading

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A Real Superwoman Sits Down by Julie Arduini

When I was in my twenties, it was nothing for me to run around work and finish all my goals in a short time. It was fairly easy, despite severe PCOS, to manage a new home as a newlywed. I … Continue reading

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Rejoice Always by Julie Arduini

I’m a Bible study girl. My bookshelves are full of completed studies where I’ve poured over verses and learned new insights from an unchanging God. What I love is often I can find free online studies where videos are offered … Continue reading

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By Marilyn Turk Last year was a very difficult year for me. A troubling family situation consumed my mind, therefore focus on other things was a challenge. 2018 was also the first year of the Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat … Continue reading

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The Countdown Is On by Tara Randel

It seems like everywhere you turn, Christmas is upon us. Not that this is a bad thing, but it can get overwhelming. The season is very busy, so much going on with children and school events, church socials and musicals, … Continue reading

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Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

Maybe it’s always this way, or perhaps I’m just more alert this year, but everywhere I look this Christmas, I see stress. Anxiety. Depression. Grieving. Hard stuff. People bustling about with Christmas carols playing, speaking cheerful holiday greetings, while inside … Continue reading

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Guarding Our Words When Life Squeezes Us by Jen Pheobus

“If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to Your people” (Psalm 73:15 NLT). We’ve all gone through some major upheavals. Times when it feels as if life has completely sideswiped us, and … Continue reading

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The Arch by Julie Arduini

I’ve mentioned that May is a stressful month. I’m re-releasing ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, and debuting ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. My step-son is getting married out of state, and our son is graduating from high school. There’s college tasks to … Continue reading

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Life’s Projects by Tara Randel

Last time I posted, we were beginning a remodel of our house. I’m pleased to say, the work is almost finished. My husband is putting down the floor and then everything will be complete. Or will it? After the floor, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This time of year is so busy. Our time is filled up with shopping and decorating, cooking and baking. If your children are involved in school plays, they can run us ragged. Even church activities can be overwhelming … Continue reading

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Death by a Thousand Cuts by Maureen Lang

Okay, the title of this blog post may be a slight (no, huge) exaggeration to describe my last couple of weeks, but hey, being a writer I’m drawn to the dramatic. It all started with my family vacation to Nashville. … Continue reading

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Thankful—It’s a Choice

It seems the week before Thanksgiving through Christmas runs at full-speed. For the most wonderful time of year it can be full of stress. Given our economy the financial strain on families can make us forget finding the smallest thing … Continue reading

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Fighting Fires with Worship by Elizabeth Goddard

Do you ever have one of those days or weeks where everything goes wrong, or so it seems? I recently attended the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference and I’ve been fighting “fires” since my return. It seems like this … Continue reading

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