Posts Tagged "anxiety"

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Trimming Holiday Stress

Food, family, and festivities rush us through Thanks-mas into next year’s calendar. We fuss and bustle, scurrying from one restless day to another in an attempt to “do” the holidays properly. Or survive them, at least. Expectations and expenses squeeze […]

Essential Luxuries

Calendar pages flurry past our eyes, ruffling our lashes. Our one life races to its inevitable end, and each of us wants to make the most of it. Wisdom teaches us we can do anything but not everything, leaving us […]

Warding off Compassion Fatigue

This week’s video continues our discussion of compassion fatigue. Instead of addressing burnout only when it reaches critical mass, here are a few tips to help ward off emotional exhaustion before it begins: Schedule renewal before you burn out. Examine […]

Reviving a Heart Bled Dry: Relieving Compassion Fatigue

We pour out compassion for lives razed by wildfire. Our hearts crumble for earthquake survivors. Hurricanes whip at our upraised voices from all directions, yet we manage to cry out for those hit by them, too. When violent crimes and […]

Trading Misjudgment for Peace

Human nature seeks to understand. Wounds, fear, and deception warp our reach for comprehesion into a desire to presume knowledge based upon preset assumptions. Anxiety prompts us to trade connection for self-protection. Instead of the spiritual nourishment of engaging intimately […]

Refresh Your Touch

Our hearts and souls pulse and flow with blessings, unique energy in rhythm with the flow of our individual design. A torso carries this majestic purpose from birth to end, but most containers also include limbs. Legs to walk the […]

Home Behind the Sun – Book Review

This week’s post features Timothy Willard and Jason Locy’s lyrical nonfiction book, Home Behind the Sun: Connect with God in the Brilliance of the Everyday. In our video, we’ll discuss the vital bits of wisdom in this beautifully crafted work. […]

Power of Focus

I’m on deadline. I’ve heard author friends use the phrase before. I offered them a slight bow and determined to respect their valuable time. In the ten years I’ve labored as an aspiring author, I had not used the term […]

Praying for Your Addicted Loved One – Guest Post by Sharron Cosby

Divine Encouragement welcomes Sharron Cosby as our guest blogger this week. Watching someone self-destruct hurts. Wanting to fix something not yours to fix breeds frustration. Crying at the mere thought of your loved one’s bleak future melds into hopelessness. I […]