A year or two back, I’d been on a hunt to find a solid Christian magazine. There were a couple reasons—
First, I was beginning to think that maybe, as I learned the craft of writing, I could write for some of those magazines. Second, I also wanted to find a place where I could get faith-centered encouragement and inspiration. Third, I thought it would be interesting to see what Christians outside my circle were saying, thinking, and doing about our culture.
RELEVANT was one of the first Christian magazines that I discovered. They’re also the only magazine I pay a subscription for. It’s written by young people, for young people, and ever since I found the magazine, I’ve loved that about them.
We talk about culture and real-life issues that other faith-based magazines might shy away from, because we believe it’s important to address the gritty stuff of life—even when it makes us uncomfortable.
Anxiety has been something I’ve always struggled with, but it’s increased considerably within the past few years. While I’ve had my triumphs over my anxious heart, I find myself with wide eyes and shaky hands more often than I should. I can’t even count the times I’ve lost myself to fearful tears.
The problem with anxiety is that it sucks the joy out of things. How can I be content when I’m constantly worrying? Anything can get me – driving, work, blogging, or social anxiety. It robs me of my happiness and my ability to enjoy life. It takes away the power of the knowledge that God will always protect me.Read More
If you’re feeling down or in need of some encouragement, this playlist is one of my first recommendations to you. These are my go-to uplifting songs for when I’m feeling unloved, depressed, or a little bit lost. I’ve taken some of my favorite lyrics and put them in as well. Most of the lyrics are reminders that God treasures you, that he’s redeemed you, and that he’ll protect you.
At some point, you’re bound to hit a rough patch. That’s just how life goes—up and down. Due to this, it’s easy to fall into a rut of stress and grumpiness. And when you’re stuck there, it’s difficult to get out. Everything builds up, making waves of anxiety or anger or bitterness. Anyone can forget to step back and look at the bigger picture. And just like that, you’ve lost your focus, and all you can think of is the negative. Therefore, it’s a must to start your day off right. So here are some tips for creating a morning routine that cultivates a positive attitude.Read More