Last year I started experiencing a health issue. At first I tried to ignore it, thinking it was temporary and nothing serious. As time went on, it became clear that this was not going away, at least not on its own.
Having a good marriage takes work, but it’s worth the effort. Being intentional about spending time together is a vital part of having a strong and healthy relationship with your spouse. One great way to get that time is to plan regular date nights.
I have a handy little gadget – an emergency phone charger. I charge it at home, then keep it with me as I go about my day. If my phone battery gets low, I can pull out my emergency charger and it will give the battery a boost. It’s not usually a full charge, but it’s enough to last until I can get home and get it back to 100%.
When I struggle to find confidence, it’s usually because I’m looking in the wrong direction. I’m focused on myself, thinking about where I fall short, what people will think of me if I fail, or whether I’ll look good if I succeed. I’m the center of my own attention, and in those moments, my insecurity feels like a gaping pit of need for approval.
Everyone hits times when enthusiasm is hard to come by. When I find myself in a season where fighting the “blahs,” I’ve learned that I can rekindle that spark of enthusiasm when I remember three things.
Topics: stay positive
When someone you care about is facing an illness, whether it’s their own or affecting someone close to them, it can be hard to know how to help. It’s normal to feel helpless in that situation, but there are some things you can do to show your support.
There are few things more fulfilling than helping others by doing something we love. Recently I asked some Church Online Prayer Team volunteers to tell me what they love about serving on this team: