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