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One of the thoughts I’ve had consistently throughout this pandemic is – I wonder if anxiety will no longer unspoken after all of this? ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I would never wish anxiety on anyone; it’s painful, exhausting, and a challenge to live with. And it breaks my heart that so many people have experienced its anguish through this uncertain time in our world. But, in the same breath it gives me hope; maybe this could be a turning point for the world of mental health.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Now that so many people have had a little taste of what anxiety sufferers wrestle with on the regular, my hope is that together we may …⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ❤️ be more understanding and compassionate⁠⠀ ❤️ open conversations about what it’s like to live with anxiety⁠⠀ ❤️ feel comfortable sharing when we’re struggling⁠⠀ ❤️ ask each other how we’re doing⁠⠀ ❤️ empower each other to prioritize our mental health⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We have an incredible opportunity to make this shift in our culture. How truly amazing would it be to look back and say 2020 was the year the stigma for anxiety and mental health disappeared? I’m all for it. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you’re with me – will you like, comment, or share this post? We have the power to make a change, so let’s do it together. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #anxiety #christianwithanxiety #speaklife #getaftergrateful #chasingslow #wellwateredwomen #postwithpurpose #wildandfree #encouragementgallery #graceupongrace #christianblogger #hopewriters #livefullyalive #youbelong #anxietyrelief #panicattack #mentalhealth #anxietyattack #anxietytips #youarethegirlforthejob #wordbeforeworld #faithinspired #butfirstjesus #mentalhealthawareness #peaceamidstanxiety #inthistogether #womenintheword #chritianmentalhealth #christianmentalhealthawareness #anxietyhelp


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Who loves the old hymn lyrics? When we walk with the Lord in the light of his word, what a glory he sheds on our way! While we do his good will, he abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey. Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. Check the link in my bio for your own! #shereadstruth #hopewriters #hopewriterslife #walkingreflections #lovethestranger #truthtotable #christianleadership #faithbasedbusiness #christcenteredwoman #sheisfierce #showlove #graceupongrace #itiswell #wellwateredwoman #itiswell #trustandobey


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Wherever we are headed, it is a comfort knowing we are pursued by God’s goodness & undeserved mercy.⁣ ⁣ If we believe this promise, it makes us more confident as we move forward regardless of what lies ahead.⁣ ⁣ “Surely, goodness & mercy shall follow me all the days of my life!”⁣ Psalm 23:6


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Beauty of the season. All is new in his time. #bloom #spring #season #new #hopewriters


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“How do you do it?!” - Confessions of a Mama of Many blogpost at www.eastwillowplace.com. #maria.eastwillowplace #largefamily #hopewriters


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🇺🇸As a writer who believes life abounds beyond the messy places of life, I want to address one of the messiest subjects of our time. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸Our country has been sick with "racism" for generations, and Lord help us if we turn our eyes because what we see makes us "uncomfortable". ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸Discomfort is what we need! ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸It needs to drive us to not just pray, but feel, pay attention to, see with empathy and compassion what our brothers and sisters endure. Allow our hearts to break. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸We can start by sitting with others and LISTEN to their story, and stand with them in their hurt, pain, and through the avenue of this common ground it is no longer "us" and "them", but "WE". ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸The statement of "There is no your people and my people, but an "US".ALL mankind is made in the image of God, from with womb to eternity. We are commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves, next to loving the Lord with our all of our heart, soul, and mind. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸If we can't love our neighbor as ourselves, then we definitely do NOT love the Lord with ALL of our heart, soul, and mind. HEART CHECK. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸Uniformity is NOT Unity, but coming together in diversity as a beautiful mosaic is UNITY. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸We must join Young. Old. Rich Poor. Red. Yellow. Black. White. on the common soil and goal of crying our for healing with Jesus Christ as the center. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸I'm praying for hatred and division to be broken, and a healing like we've never seen to pour over our land. ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸Don't know where to start? ⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸Find groups such as @beabridgebuilder, and sit quietly, listen, and hear from the Holy Spirit how you can do your part, but SILENCE should not be one of them.⠀ ⠀ 🇺🇸This PROBLEM belongs to ALL of us, and it will take ALL of us to squelch it. ⠀ ⠀ MUCH LOVE!⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #hopewriterslife #writersofinstagram #writer #aspiringwriter #aspiringwriters #writersofig #getpublished #bookpublishing #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #author #writerscommunity #instawriter #justwrite #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #writerlove #professionalwriting #professionalwriter #hopewriters #writingchallenge#hopedealer #peacefulmind #noracism #racism #justice #wednesdaythoughts


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Soon to add another book to the stack. #john17 #hopewriterlife #hopewriters #selfpublished #iamawriter #thereallordsprayer


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#Repost @hannahwiththelipstick with @make_repost ・・・ The truth is, we all have stuff that we try to handle on our own. There are certain things that we can be open about with others and then there are deeper more shame-filled areas we like to keep tucked away in the cobwebs of our lives. Letting people in is a scary thing and rejection is a very real possibility. God, unlike humans - does not base His affection for you on your ability to perform or your ability to have a life that looks put together. He wants all of you, and that includes the things that you are trying to fix on your own or keep hidden. When we go to the source of wisdom and truth (the Bible) we are reminded of God’s faithfulness and how unfazed He is by our short comings. He loves us right where we are but also equips us to walk in truth and live out our faith by trusting Him every step of the way. He provides what we need and our job is to submit and trust His will no matter how challenging the season we find ourselves in may be. We get to fully rest in Christ and give Him the burdens we have been carrying. It’s time to let it go, friend - that burden you have been holding on to does not belong to you. Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV // Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. . . . #shereadstruth #hopewriters #hopewriterlife #beautyfromashes #redemption #redeeminglove #graceupongrace #womenintheword #wordbeforeworld #testimonialtuesday #walkbyfaithnotbysight #godissovereign #godlywife #christianblogger #christianquotes #godquotes #motivationalquotes #christianquotes #encouragingquotes #encouragementquotes #jesusgirl #bibleversedaily #jesusquotes #bibleverseoftheday #scriptureoftheday #faithjournaling #biblejournalingcommunity #bibledaily #faithinspired #deeplyrooted


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My favorite mug sitting atop books I’ve never read. I got them for props. It makes me wonder how much of me is a prop at times. I lean toward trying to be a what you see is what you get kind of person but lucky for most people, I try to be kinder than I sometimes feel. I do so like this photo. #stilllife #stilllifephotography #books #bookstagram #tea #mug #jj_stillife #tv_stillife #nothingisordinary #photography #photographer #photographyisart #kinfolk #joyfullifemagazine #hopewriters #artist #beautyofstillmoments #quiet #serenity #calm #photoprops


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“As far as Hope goes, keeping an eternal perspective and faith in God’s plan is the key. Christ has overcome the world. He will triumph and take us along! What else do we need to know?” - Ingrid @ingridjsorensen . This dear friend and amazing mom of nine has been such an example of optimism, faith and strength! She has a physical and spiritual grit that it has created a solid foundation, thanks to her connection with God. It is manifest with her amazing family and results in all she does. Thank you for sharing your faith and light Ingrid! . And friends, I’d love to hear how do YOU keep an eternal perspective and faith in your life? . . . . .


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"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet⁠ and a light for my path."⁠ Psalm 119:105


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I had the most productive and exciting weekend over Memorial Day, full of rest, time with my husband, lunch with friends, writing, planning new posts, learning new marketing tools for my blog, and an invitation to a new venture! But, if I'm being honest - the productivity & excitement cannot beat out the fear, the insecurity, and the noise those two make in my mind so often. You know what has been louder, drowning out their noise for me this week? Vulnerability. Vulnerability to pray. to let others in. to grieve the changes in community over the years. to write out details and process feelings. to talk with my husband about all the things. Vulnerability is hard, but it is worth it. Fear is a poor motivator. Fear freezes me. Vulnerability moves me forward. Vulnerability goes to the roots of my insecurities and starves their growth. Vulnerability grows me. It enlarges my heart - a favorite phrase from the psalms - to receive what is in store, what is waiting beyond the productivity and excitement: rest. sweet, breathing, moving, energizing, still-productive rest. #amwriting #microblog #instablog #christianwriter #writersofinstagram #hopewriters #vulnerability #fear #forward #moveforward #blogging #blogger #christianblogger #nashville


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We closed all the windows and the car was packed but something needed to be unpacked and it wasn’t things. So we sat in the tiny cottage and offered space for voices to rise up. The older one went first and she said the things that she had been carrying around for days and weeks and years. Her words were heard and valued and apologies and forgiveness and love went round the room like a quiet wind. We are not here to consume all things and leave in a trail of dust. We are here to find ways to love each other again and again and again. Say the things that are buried deep, the things that you are afraid to say out loud, the things that will set you free. #hopewriters #writersofinstagram #dadsanddaughters #love #family #teenagers #healing


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When you have five novels it’s important to keep all your characters straight. I have spent the last two days updating and correcting my character sheets #writing #goals #keepmovingforward #acboulier #graceseries #workinghard #hopewriters #mastermind


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Counseling is some of the hardest work I’ve ever done! There will be days you want to quit, days you vow to never go back, days you question whether it’s worth it. It is worth it!!!!! It has helped me to have an anchor, a positive memory. Something or someone that felt like a counselor from my past. They listened. They saw me. They helped me. They didn’t help me in one single moment. This memory reminds me they helped me over time. That’s where I saw the most growth. That’s why I keep showing up to the next session. Read more on my blog www.bnoelleliving.com/blog Or Link in profile #dontgiveup #dontquit #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #hopewriter #hopewriters #writingcommunity


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All creation groans...all of us. In our own way, over our own grief and the pain felt in our collective. We are the groaners.⠀ ⠀ We are all longing, waiting, trying to not lose sight of or hope for redemption. But we do this in a million different ways...⠀ ⠀ Some of us speak out⠀ Some of us get really, really, quiet⠀ Some of us break things⠀ Some of us build something new⠀ Some of us make jokes to lighten souls⠀ Some of us wail, scream and tear apart⠀ Some of us sing it out⠀ Some of us sit it out⠀ Some of us run⠀ Some of us pull the covers over⠀ Some of us go to work⠀ Some of us go on vacation⠀ Some of us read the books⠀ Some of us write them ⠀ Some of us buy the dress⠀ Some of us give it all away⠀ ⠀ Grief is worn so many ways, even we miss the way it can show up on us.⠀ ⠀ What we can come together around, though, is the ground beneath us and the skies above us telling the story of brokenness seen and loved and pursued...⠀ ⠀ Of judgement, a curse, and an exile. ⠀ ⠀ Of our desperate need for healing, repair and reconciliation. ⠀ ⠀ Of hope rising from death and Love bringing new life out of ruins.⠀ ⠀ Of an end that has and will bring a beginning — of a temporary and an eternal.⠀ ⠀ A story reminding us that this is not our Home. ⠀ ⠀ We are the descendants of the faithful mothers and fathers who saw a Kingdom and placed their hope there, in that land with that King. ⠀ ⠀ Until then we live, we love, we grieve, we groan, and we keep calling others to look up and see what all creation knows is coming: Jesus glorified and every knee bowed to Him.⠀ ⠀ 🌱🌿🌳⠀ ⠀ “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” Romans 8:22-23


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Good day, bad day, blah day. Perhaps these descriptions are more apt than the Monday, Tuesday etc. identifiers. Or maybe you’ve had a catastrophic day. Maybe the feel good stories sandwiched between the death statistics in the news grate on you more than lift you up. You might be drowning in a sea of bills, up to your ears in angst about your job or facing a collapse of a key relationship. If that’s true, my heart goes out to you. I’m praying for a hedge of protection for everyone reading this today and that includes you! These are my go-to verses when the bottom falls out of my world. The words here can take you into the ER of emotional and spiritual healing. Let God bind up all your wounds. Ask Him for a complete healing.


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How was a covenant cut in ancient times?⠀ ⠀ There are different ancient rituals for blood covenants over time and throughout the world, but here are some common ones:⠀ ⠀ - A cutting of flesh and shedding of blood⠀ - Intermingling of blood to symbolize intercommunion⠀ - An oath pledging oneness⠀ - Sometimes men walked a figure 8 around a carcass cut in half and blood flowing between to represent a forever covenant, linking two pieces, with God as the center and judge. ♾ If I go against my oath, may this or worse happened to me. ⠀ - Exchanging garments and apparel, I am putting on you and you are putting on me⠀ - A meal afterward to symbolize nourishment and communion⠀ - The scars will be a reminder of the covenant⠀ ⠀ Do some of these things sound familiar to you? ⠀ ⠀ Christ shed his blood for us. He invites us still today to intermingle his blood with ours by drinking of wine that represents his blood during communion. He put on our flesh so that we could put on the full armor of God. He gave us the Lord’s supper to symbolize his new covenant with us and communion with God. He has scars that are a reminder of his crucifixion and love.⠀ ⠀ #houseofpalmscovenant


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There are relatively easy, practical things we can do for our own self-care that can have huge payoffs in terms of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. In today's blog post, I share about self-care tips you can practice to calm the mind, regulate your mood, and decrease anxiety and depression. To read more, visit the blog at the link in the bio or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://drmichellebengtson.com/self-care-tips-decrease-anxiety-depression/ . . . . . #christianblogs #christianbloggers #trustingGod #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness


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