Journaling

Don’t Worry. Start Journaling!

 

Why You Need To Journal

Journaling is not just something certain people do.

Actually, it is something EVERYONE should do, and here’s why:

1. It Helps With Mental and Physical Health

A major benefit to writing in a journal ever day is that it can help you both mentally and physically. It can show you why you are feeling anxious all the time or help you get through your depression. Journaling can also help you lose weight, find out why you have certain ailments, and narrow down the reasons you aren’t drinking enough water each day. You can be a healthier person overall just by having a journal.

2. You Can Feel Safe Releasing Your Emotions

It is hard to talk to someone about what you are thinking or feeling when you are embarrassed or feel like you will be judged for it. A journal is a good way to express all those feelings and not worry about someone reading it or looking at you differently.

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Journaling

Scripture Journaling Using The SOAP Method

Some ladies have come to me with questions about journaling, such as how to get started and how to keep it going. In my research, I came across scripture journaling, and I knew this would be a great place to start. Basically, scripture journaling includes writing a bible verse every day in addition to whatever you hear God saying to you through that verse. SOAP stands

SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer.

Scripture: Write the bible verse.

Observation: What is the verse saying to you? What do you see as you are reading the verse? Who is the verse speaking to? What is it talking about? Do any words stick out to you?

Application: How can you apply what you read to your own personal life? What changes do you need to make? What do you need to do to in an effort to live out this verse?

Prayer: Ask God to help you live out this verse in your everyday life.… Read the rest

Finances

My Break Up Letter to Debt

My Break Up Letter to DebtDear Debt,

I remember the first time we met. It was during my first year in college. I have to admit, you were very attractive and, unfortunately, I didn’t know how to tell you “no.” No one ever taught me what to do if I ever met you. So I fell for your tricks. The t-shirt that you gave me for “free” ended up costing me over $1000! And, instead of breaking up with you, learning from my mistakes and moving on, I just kept coming back for more.

Over the years I thought I could “change” you and improve our relationship. However, I found out WAY too late that it would never get better, and things got outta hand real quick…to the point that I had to get legal counsel involved in order to end our relationship.

That worked out for a little while but, because I didn’t change my mindset and get to the root of my problems, I fell back into our abusive relationship.Read the rest

Marriage

He Needs A Cheerleader, Not A Coach!

He Needs A Cheerleader, Not A Coach!Gimme a “H”

Gimme a “U”

Gimme a “B,” “B,” “Y”

Hubby, Hubby,

He’s my guy!

He’s smart, and sexy, and handsome, too.

He’s my baby. Yes, he’s my BOO!!!!

Football season is right around the corner, and I thought it would be a great time to list  five ways you can be your husband’s #1 cheerleader:

  1. Represent your husband well.

Once you become a cheerleader, the spotlight will always be on you – on and off the field. People do not stop looking at you after you take the uniform off. It is the same thing when you get married. You are a reflection of him, and the spotlight will always be on you. The light becomes even more intense if your husband takes on a leadership role at his job or in the church. Therefore, you have to always remember to put your best foot forward, because it is a direct reflection of him.… Read the rest