I’ve had this blog since 2013. If you go back to those earlier posts (which, honestly I don’t recommend you do because some are rough) you will see that nearly all of my posts contained elements of my faith and spirituality. Scrolling through you will notice that eventually, those posts start to disappear and over time, I only blogged about my mental health. Why? Continue reading “Not Your Pastor’s Wife: Figuring Out Who I Am In The Church”
The first time I heard the song “No Longer Slaves” was when my husband was interviewing at a new church two years ago, and we went to visit one of their services. Although we didn’t end up at that church, we really enjoyed their worship – and I soon realized that “No Longer Slaves” was a popular song. Although I liked the song and sang along, something felt very off to me – though I couldn’t pinpoint it just yet.
I feel like this post is going to address a lot of things. Partially my fear of judgment, as I recently blogged about. Partially my experiences as a 26-year-old married woman. Partially about my anxiety. And partially about my future dog. Continue reading “It’s a Girl! …And It’s Also a Dog”
My 5 year WordPress anniversary is today. I thought it was May 23rd (which is also my wedding anniversary and inspired this post last year) because I received the ‘happy anniversary’ notification late last year, but it is actually the 21st (Whatever, close enough to still make my previous post relevant!) So, happy five year anniversary, I’m Fine, Stop Asking! Continue reading “Happy Five Years, I’m Fine, Stop Asking!”
I haven’t written about my faith a lot lately for a variety of reasons, but I just wanted to say something real quick to those in the Christian community. Your anxiety, your depression, your mental illness IS NOT A SIN.
Some people collect stamps. Others collect dolls or figurines or Beanie Babies (hello, 1995). Apparently, I like collecting things too, because it seems that I have begun collecting phobias. Continue reading “Tokophobia, The Church, and Me”
Psalm 29:11 Says:
I love the Psalms.
So as you may have read in some of my earlier posts, my husband is currently looking for a new ministry position. This has meant lots and lots of visiting new churches and services to get a feel for the places he’s applied to. A few weeks ago, we went to one of these churches and I was met with a pleasant surprise. Continue reading “The Woman Who Preached”
Philippians 4:6 Says:
In the last few weeks of stress and anxiety, I keep coming back to this verse.
Four years ago today, I signed up with WordPress and created this blog. I didn’t have my own domain name, I had no idea what to write about, and my blog header was an owl for some reason. The original name was “Anxious & Awesome” and I never liked that title. I also never thought I would ever publicly share my blog or let anyone know who the author behind these posts were. But a lot has changed in four years. A lot. Continue reading “Happy Anniversary”