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I felt like I was going crazy. I was not ok and I knew it. I just couldn’t snap out of it. I was emotional and exhausted.  Anxious and stressed.  And I couldn’t even pinpoint why… It’s times like these that I don’t know where I’d be without my core beliefs. I was first introduced to the concept of core beliefs several years ago.  Core beliefs, defined by Google, are “basic beliefs about ourselves, other people, and the world we live in. They are things we hold to be absolute truths deep down, underneath all our “surface” thoughts. Essentially, core…

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 I think we sometimes really get this verse mixed up, and read it one way but apply it another. We often are anxious about everything and not praying about everything. It’s so easy in this day and age to become anxious over everything, and rightfully so – the news is absolutely filled with disaster and tragedy. We fret about sending our kids to school, where the money for the next bill is coming from, our health, job…

I’m sure you’ve noticed how anxieties crowd out God’s message of peace. We aren’t meant to carry them. We are meant to cast all our cares upon Him. A wise person once asked me: Can you make this “issue” a “nonissue?” Can you just say, “This really isn’t that big of a deal”? It’s a true friend who gives honest feedback. Nonissue, Embarrassing Moments, and the Like Oh no! Over went my glass of iced tea on the place setting beside me. Formal night on my first cruise was in full swing. Men and women were dressed to the nines…