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Worried? Try Letting Go

Margaret —  November 21, 2014 — 24 Comments

Amy Simpson is author of Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry. She also serves as editor of Gifted for Leadership, Senior Editor of Leadership Journal, a speaker, and a Co-Active personal and professional coach. You can find her at AmySimpsonOnline.com and on Twitter @aresimpson.

This fall, I've invited a few friends to share what God is teaching them. I hope their words are an encouragement to you as you continue to awaken to the joy and delight that comes with being a child of God.

Worried? Try Letting Go

by Amy Simpson

My life began to change the day I heard Isaiah 40 in a whole new way. Continue Reading...

If You’re Facing a Crisis, You’ll Understand Why This is So Important

You may be facing a situation in your life right now where you desperately need to hear from God.

An unexpected death in the family. A broken friendship. Infertility. Loneliness. Crippling debt.

God’s voice is more than an option. It is a lifeline.

God’s voice will breathe life and vibrancy into you. It will infuse you with hope. It will fill you with wisdom. It offers freedom from fear, anxiety, and worry.

God is ready to speak. But are you ready to listen? Continue Reading...

Sick of Letting ‘Worry,’ ‘Anxiety,’ and ‘Fear’ Define Who You Are? Read This.

If you’ve ever driven down the highway in the south, you’ve probably seen kudzu.

This twining plant has stems that can extend from any node to attach to and climb surfaces or anchor itself to the ground. The green, leafy vine wraps itself around electric line poles, old buildings, and can even blanket the entire side of a hill.

Kudzu was first introduced to the Southeast in 1883 at the New Orleans exposition and marketed as an ornamental plant used to shade porches. It was used to help control soil erosion. Eventually the US government began funding kudzu plantings and helped support the distribution of 85 million seedlings. Following crop failures, farmers began moving to more urban areas, leaving kudzu plantings unattended. Kudzu continued to grow freely. By 1970, kudzu was reclassified as a weed; by 1997, it was listed on the Federal Noxious Weed List.

Today, kudzu is known as “the vine that ate the South.”

Scientists have discovered that as the invasive weed spreads, it smothers other plants under its leaves. It has been known to surround tree trunks, break branches and even uproot an entire tree. The vine that appeared helpful at first has shown itself to be incredibly harmful to the ecology and land.

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10 Things to Remember When You’re Having a Dirty Dog Bad Day

Maybe you're having one of those days.

You know.

The one where you lost your keys, ran out of gas, juggled screaming kiddos, glances at a pile of bills, and there just aren't enough hours in a day.

Maybe you feel exhausted-like you're running on empty. Like expectations pile up but you're already spread too thin.

Maybe you are tired of arguing, sick of being left out, or weary of holding everyone else together.

Maybe your body isn't working like it's supposed to.

You aren't alone.

When you're at the end of your rope, wherever that may be, will you remember these powerful truths?

May they fill you with peace, hope, and joy today: Continue Reading...

My friend, Holley Gerth is visiting the blog and offering an extra-special giveaway this week. Holley is the best-selling author of You’re Already Amazing. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through words as a life coach and blogger as well. You can hang out with her at www.holleygerth.com.

The Wonder of God-SIZED Dreams

 

That last few weeks have held their share of questions. Like ping-pong balls they ricochet through my mind.

What if I fail?

How will I get through this financially?

Should I really take that leap of faith

Bounce after bounce the noise gets louder. And then one day a divine hand reaches down to snatch them in mid-air with these words: Continue Reading...