May 29, 2020
I cannot believe we are almost to June! Even though we have been at home and days have felt like years, I still can't fathom that we are already half way through 2020. Anyways, I have been praying for everyone that has been struggling during these hard times. I have prayed for strength and healing, perseverance and determination. I know that even if it doesn't feel like these prayers are being answered, God is working them out in His time, which is perfect! I don't know if you feel the same way, but this week has felt a lot better than the past. As things begin to reopen and more and more people are coming out of their homes, the world just seems to be a happier place. Keep being you and don't let the things of the world consume you. God is in control no matter what. Just as the song says, He is a "Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness, My God that is who you are." We do not have to worry about the past or future, we just need to live in the present. Stay strong and put your trust in Him alone. I will see you all next week!
May 17, 2020
Hey everyone!!!! I hope you have all had an amazing week. I have been praying for each and every one of you daily. As the country begins to reopen, I feel like this is a very positive thing for those struggling with mental issues currently. By opening parks, stores, attractions, and some restaurants, we are able to find things that will take our minds off the struggle even if it is for a few minutes. I know for me personally if I am anxious or upset, distraction is one of the best coping skills I know. I found that this works best when I was in the midst of my waist deep depression. I had tried everything, from talking about it to medication and so much more. It wasn't until I had nothing left, no hope that I fell to my knees and prayed. I had to of prayed for at least 30 minutes. Once I was finished, I felt so much better and I came to the realization that during those 30 minutes I was not focused on my depression, but yet I was thinking about so much more. When I had taken my mind off of what brought me down, I felt so much better. But remember, it doesn't have to be praying. It could be listening to music, taking a nap, taking a shower, anything that you enjoy that will bring you relief. Colossians 3:2, " Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things." I love you all so much and am always here for you. Please don't forget that this is the perfect time to submit B3 Box forms and bring some hope and encouragement to someones life. Don't forget that He is always with you!!!!
May 13, 2020
I pray that you all have had a good, productive week. I really want to focus today on you! How are you doing? I know this time of quarantine and self isolation can sometimes make us sad, alone, and sometimes even depressed. So take the time right now to do a self examination of your mental health. Take just a second and relax, let your body and mind speak to you. Now depending on what it is, I want you to do something to relieve that "pain". Maybe that is distraction or taking a warm shower, maybe it's face timing a friend or talking to God. Whatever it is, take ten minutes right now to focus on that. I know this may seem crazy, but just do it and I promise you will feel 10 times better. I know for me personally I get so caught up in everyone else and their thoughts and feelings that I forget about taking care of myself. When sometimes self care is all we need. There is nothing wrong with taking time out of every day to spend time focusing and treating yourself. It may even be a entire day. I just want each of you to know that I am always here for you and if you ever need anything, support, someone to talk to, someone to pray with, anything just email me and I would love to help. Keep being you and don't ever forget that you are WORTHY of His love.
May 3, 2020
It is hard to believe that just two years ago I was preparing to face what I know as the hardest most difficult thing I have ever had to endure. Around this time in 2018, I had slowly stopped eating. While I had absolutely no idea what was to come, I did know that whatever it was my God would be with me through it all. I truly know that it is only through the power of prayer and my Savior that I am able to be sharing my story today. I hardly remember the day that I was admitted into CHOA and the heart rate monitor reading 31 BPM. At that exact time I never would have ever imagined being where I am today. I give all of the praise and all of the glory to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Through sharing this with you today, I pray that you will come to the realization that whatever you may be facing today, this is NOT the end. God knows the plan, He knows what is best. Let go and let God. I promise it will be the best decision you will ever make. The second you give the reigns over and God grabs ahold, you will feel a relief, a breath of fresh air. It takes courage and bravery to do so but are you willing to give it to the One who knows what is best?
I continue to pray for you daily. If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to email me. Continue to submit those B3 Boxes and don't give up. I love you so much and keep the faith.