Saying Yes to the Deep – #yesinmymess

My pastor once preached on being inconvenienced for Christ. The message still resonates with me. But hearing without doing is disobedience to God. The statement, “Allow God to use you in the inconveniences,” struck me deeply. I don’t like to be inconvenienced. If anything, I’m a creature of habit and comfort. But I know God has called me for more. The song Oceans, by Hillsong United, brings the emotions I feel in my heart to life. The chorus says, Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take meContinue reading…

7 Reasons Why I’m NOT Wired to be a Full-Time Mommy

  I’ve been avoiding this blog post for a couple weeks now. It’s hard to share the issues I struggle with. But , but that’s where I find that healing occurs – by sharing and letting go. So here it goes. My husband and I are having dinner and I’m sharing my weekly struggles with our son, my dreams and goals for Compassionate Healer Ministries, and the ideas for my upcoming books. He is silent. I find myself asking him if I should enroll our son in full-time daycare. He stays silent. I keep talking about how I am conflictedContinue reading…

Podcast #01 – Reframing

Welcome to the Compassionate Healer podcast, Your Life Reframed. Thank you for joining me on my first podcast. I am so excited to share this journey with you. Our topic today is Reframing. (You can download a pdf transcript of this episode at the bottom of this post) If you enjoy this podcast and would like to receive encouraging and informative posts, visit compassionatehealer.org to subscribe and receive a free eBook, Quieting the Mind in a Hectic World. What is reframing? Changing the meaning of an event or situation. Think of placing a picture in a different picture frame; it changes yourContinue reading…

Calling on God is Just a Whisper Away

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. I’m guilty of it. Yes, I’m embarrassed to say that in times of distress I too can spiral down into a “desperate” mode. Being in this mode can feel as if you are alone in the world of mixed emotions… with no one to hold you, to care for you, to understand your pain. Can you relate? The past two weeks have beenContinue reading…

Free Depression Tookit with Mp3 Bible Meditation – Just for you!

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. Hello, As  I mentioned earlier this week, I am working with SoulCare Research, which specializes in providing mental health professionals with tools that will enhance an individual’s experience through Biblical mediation exercises. I am excited and blessed to be able to extend this FREE resource to you. Feel free to share this resource with anyone that can benefit. Please note that this is not aContinue reading…

Free Depression Toolkit – Friday, March 7th

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. Too many times, I’ve seen families devastated by depression. As believers, we are hesitant to seek help because somehow we believe that feeling sad or depressed is a lack of faith. But we see throughout the Bible that many believers struggled with depression and anxiety. We all struggle with something. But we don’t have to do life alone. I currently got in touch with a companyContinue reading…

Caring for Orphans – Here in the U.S.

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing.                   There are 463,000 children placed in foster homes. Most of are not adopted and continue in the “system.” Here, I discuss the importance of making room for one child – we can make a difference.  What can you do to help? 1. Give of your time – Become a mentor. 2. Give financially – Become aContinue reading…