• Encouragement,  Life,  The Mind

    Saturday Thoughts: Be Thankful

    My thought for today is that we need to learn to be thankful. I know I personally struggle with focusing on my problems instead of focusing on my blessings. Our God is a great, generous, and loving God! Every good thing we receive is from Him. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) When I start thinking about how I want a nicer home or healthier food or new clothes (my clothes are from about 10 years ago) and I say these things to my husband, Justin, he is quick to remind me of…

  • Life,  Marriage,  The Mind

    Saturday Thoughts: Criticism

    This week I’ve been thinking a lot about criticism and advice. New friends I’ve made and certain family members have told me how they are being criticised for things, or are giving advice to others on how to live. I give advice all the time on my blog and I’ve been criticized here and in the past, all throughout my childhood, teen years, and young adult life. Now, before I go on, let me just say that not all advice or criticism is bad. If it were, I’d be out of a job (lol) and so would every other blogger and nonfiction writer in the world. But there are things…

  • The Mind

    The Four Temperments

    I find personalities a fascinating subject because we’re all so different and yet we’re also alike in many ways that we just don’t see. It’s also really important to know and understand your own personality because one of the reasons we get depressed or hard on ourselves is because we don’t understand ourselves. We need to know the personality God gave us, our strengths and weaknesses, and how God may be able to use them. It’s also good to recognize the personality types of the people closest to us, especially our spouse and children, so we can better understand them instead of trying to change them or just get frustrated…

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