Anger, Anxiety, Emotions, Fear, Health, Illness, Stress

Michelle’s Story: Serving God through Persistent Pain

“Who made you boss of everyone!?” she asked me on the first-grade playground at recess.    My type-A approach to life started almost 45 years ago, and from there I grew into a strong, resilient, persevering woman who gets stuff done—until my 20s, when debilitating, persistent migraines, gut issues, and an absurdly long list of food… Read More Michelle’s Story: Serving God through Persistent Pain

Anxiety, Jealousy, Marriage, People Pleasing, Stress

Krista’s Story: Seeking Christ in the Midst of a COVID Wedding

Gaetano asked me to marry him on November 3, 2019. We had been awaiting this day since early on in our relationship—we knew that God was affirming our relationship from the start, despite the long-distance dating and complicated life circumstances. We were overjoyed and planned to get married five months later on April 5, 2020.… Read More Krista’s Story: Seeking Christ in the Midst of a COVID Wedding

Anxiety, Stress, Work, Worry

Kelsey’s Story: Trusting God’s Control Over COVID-19

I am an Intensive Care Nurse at a community hospital in a northeast suburb of Chicago. My hospital serves an underprivileged area where COVID broke loose in the community and created a battle zone. This coronavirus experience for me, in general, was a deep spiritual battle. I struggled with letting go of the illusion of… Read More Kelsey’s Story: Trusting God’s Control Over COVID-19

People Pleasing, Relationships, Stress, Work

Laura’s Story: Responding Defensively to Work Stress

I struggle with work stress as a high school counselor. The stress varies from situation to situation, but each produces a similar reaction in me: defensiveness. People often come to me with questions and I generally love sharing my knowledge. However, sometimes when I am asked certain questions, I can react short and defensively. Also,… Read More Laura’s Story: Responding Defensively to Work Stress