Have you ever found yourself in the midst of joy and a hopeful situation and all of the sudden your thoughts shift to the anticipation of doom and gloom... "Something bad must be about ready to happen"!?! Ugh! I hate that! Author and speaker, Brene Brown, talks about this in several of her books as foreboding joy. Others say it's waiting for the other shoe to drop. In this week's podcast Bethany shares how vulnerability is key to living in joy, even in the midst of possibly unpleasant situations.
Being vulnerable can trigger anxiety and fear. Choosing to bare all and trust those closest to you will take your relationships to a deeper more meaningful level. Listen as Bethany shares her hilarious story of being caught ordering Starbucks naked, and how it relates to the risks we take with being vulnerable.
Joy and happiness are so closely related, yet joy runs much deeper than bright smiling faces. Listen as Bethany shares how true joy is more than boxes, ribbons, and bows.
We are all faced with fear every day. Those pesky fearful thoughts that get stuck on a loop and play over and over in our brain keep us from launching out, taking risks, and staying connected. Silence the fear monsters and follow peace!
Why is busyness our constant status? Going from here to there, and everywhere, seems to equal our worthiness, value, and importance. Yet, we are more burned out, exhausted, resentful, short-tempered, angry, highly caffeinated, and barely surviving. So how do we move from a busy life to a life of purposeful fullness? Listen to Bethany's new... Continue Reading →
Thought for the day: There are days I just want things to go back to normal! Big change happens for better or worse and we find ourselves scrambling and trying to cling to anything that feels solid, familiar, or normal. Adjusting to change brings emotional ups and downs; highs and lows you may never have... Continue Reading →
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy... Continue Reading →
Heavenly Father continue to teach us how to abide in Your presence. For in Your presence is the fullness of joy. You said that if we abide in You and remain in Your love it is that Your joy may remain in us, and that it may be full. Joy comes from abiding in You... Continue Reading →