Encouragement, Faith, God's Love, Lifestyle

The Value of the Valley

In the past when I've heard the word "valley", it's always been something negative attached to it. Thirst. Hunger. Desperation. Lowness. Isolation.  But now that I'm maturing, like really maturing in my faith, I'm learning that valley doesn't have to be all that bad. Webster defines valley as follows: "a low area of land between… Continue reading The Value of the Valley

Encouragement, Health, Self Awareness

From Bound to Boundaries: Is Setting Boundaries Biblical?

“Sounds like you need to set some boundaries in your life, Dana.” Those were the words that came out of my friend's mouth. I knew what each word individually in the sentence meant but I had no clue what the words TOGETHER and in that order meant. ME? SET? BOUNDARIES? So many emotions arose--- fear, skepticism,… Continue reading From Bound to Boundaries: Is Setting Boundaries Biblical?

Encouragement, Faith, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self Awareness

3 Ways God is Preparing Me for Marriage

If I am being completely honest, marriage was never something that I dreamed about. Not how some little girls dream about it. I never envisioned my wedding dress, never pictured myself cooking or having date nights with my husband. I never even got giddy over engagement announcements.  You would get a like and a simple… Continue reading 3 Ways God is Preparing Me for Marriage

Learning How to Be Still
Encouragement, Faith, God's Love, Self Awareness

Why We Need to BE STILL

“Be still and know that I am God” ----Psalm 46:10   Stillness was never something I had a problem with as a child. My mom can even tell you I was a pretty calm baby. Curious, but never too busy. Even in the toddler stage, I hardly ever got yelled at or told to BE… Continue reading Why We Need to BE STILL

Encouragement, Faith, Self Awareness

The Great Pretenders: Why Its Time To Be Your True Self

Do you remember the slang word "fronting"? Also, am I telling my age by even knowing this term? lol The slang term “fronting’”(a popular term in the 90s and early 2000s) was used whenever someone was misrepresenting themselves. A more dictionary definition states that fronting is the foremost part or surface of something.  Fronting basically… Continue reading The Great Pretenders: Why Its Time To Be Your True Self

Encouragement, God's Love, Self Awareness

Learning To Walk: A Christian Journey

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me---Psalm 23:4 I've worked in rehabilitation as a Speech Therapist for 6 years now. From a distance, I've observed many people with physical impairments transition through Physical Therapy. Witnessing patients go through physical rehabilitation… Continue reading Learning To Walk: A Christian Journey

Encouragement, Faith, God's Love, Relationships

The Importance of Being Whole Before Marriage

NOTE: I held back releasing this post for a long time. I felt as though I had nothing of use to say regarding the topic. I felt as though I couldn't give advice on this topic because I'm not married. Then I heard God say "Don't give them advice from you. Give them advice from… Continue reading The Importance of Being Whole Before Marriage