• Motivation,  Seeing Through the Perfect Lie

    The Juggling Act

    Dealing with Stress and Anxiety Biblically Do you ever feel like you’re juggling parts of your life or yourself and you’re not always catching the balls before they hit the floor? If you answered yes (or oh ya!), you’re not alone. Most people struggle with balancing all of the aspects of their lives at some point. Although most people immediately think of adults and something called “work-life balance”, they’re not the only ones staring in the juggling act. According to Psychologically Today, 25% of teens (13 to 18) experience mild to moderate feelings of anxiety and approximately 5.9% will experience severe anxiety in their life. The crazy thing is, the…

  • The Rock
    Seeing Through the Perfect Lie

    Standing On The Rock

    Standing On The Rock Like many families during the summer months, we visited the beach for a family vacation last year. This was a time of relaxation, bonding and just having some fun. As expected, we spent most of our time in the water and building sandcastles in the sand and the rest of our time checking out local spots and catching up. What was not expected was the incredible lesson that I learned while sticking my feet in the ocean.  There I stood with beautiful, cool sand between my toes. My boys were splashing in the water and running from the small waves coming into the shore. Their laughs…

  • Seeing Through the Perfect Lie

    You Don’t Have To Be Perfect

    Looking Behind the “Perfect Mask” I recently crossed paths with one of my best friends from my childhood. He said something that blew my mind. He said that I was little miss perfect growing up and that I had this perfect childhood. It is crazy to me that people use to think I was perfect or had anything “perfect” in my life. I guess I got really good at putting on a facade. I would even go as far to say I must have been a master at putting on my “perfect face”. My childhood was far from perfect. Now, let me be clear. I am not saying I had…