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8 Tips to Resist Cravings & Temptation

8 ways to resist temptation - How to avoid temptation whether it's food tempting to derail your weight loss, a shopping habit or addiction, or some other sin. You don't have to give in. You can stay healthy and do the right thing!

Temptation is everywhere. I am trying really hard not to eat sugar and other unhealthy foods so that I can lose the weight I regained over the last year. (If you haven’t been following my journey, I lost over 200 pounds in 2017 and early 2018 but regained about 80 towards the end of 2018 and into 2019.) The problem is that I am a sugar addict. It’s as simple and as complicated as that. I am addicted to sugar and I crave it when I don’t have any. I feel like I can’t control myself whenever I find sugary … Read more

44 Positive Affirmations for Defeating Temptation and Overcoming Addiction

44 positive affirmations for defeating temptation and overcoming addiction - You will find tons of encouragement and inspiration for recovery and making healthy decisions and choices in these 44 printable positive affirmations cards for kids, teens, and adults. Calm, peaceful thoughts, these inspiring words will expose the truths of our power in a repeatable way.

Eight years ago, when I was in the behavioral health center (which means mental hospital in plain English), I learned about the power of positive affirmations. I started using some at that time, and I have tweaked them constantly over the years. I design them on my computer, print them on cardstock, laminate them, and hang them in different places that I’ll see them throughout the day. I have affirmations in my bathroom, on the mirror, on the mirror on my dresser, on the shelf above my work computer, and in my living room. I stop and repeat my affirmations three … Read more

40 Printable Positive Affirmations for Christian Kids (Especially for Anxiety)

40 positive affirmations for Christian kids - You will find tons of encouragement and inspiration for anxiety and anxious, worried thoughts in these 40 printable positive affirmations cards for Christian kids. Calm, peaceful thoughts for kids with anxiety, these inspiring words will expose the truths of God's word in a meaningful, repeatable way.

  Kids (and adults) who struggle with anxiety often have the same thoughts over and over, thoughts of gloom and doom, of worst case scenarios, of tragedy and disruption to their lives. Without meaning to, they meditate on these thoughts all through the day and often through the night. The negative thoughts color how they see the whole world, quite without their permission. Positive affirmations are short statements that can be read and/or said aloud over and over daily and especially when one needs a boost. Positive affirmations can go a long way in drowning out the worries and anxieties … Read more

40 Positive Affirmations for Christian Moms (with printable)

You know that little voice in your head, the one who tells you that you’re not good enough? …the one that tells you that your family is rude or obnoxious or doesn’t appreciate you? …the one that tells you can’t do it? Do you have a voice like that? I do, and I think you do, too. Some people call that voice the enemy. Some people call it the voice of sin or the voice of the flesh. Whatever you call it, it is ugly, and it is not from God. The Holy Spirit, the other small voice we hear, … Read more

13 Bible Verses to Encourage You in Times of Stress

My new job is stressful. There are a lot of balls to juggle and much more information than my feeble brain can handle. Every day, I feel like I am one forgotten tidbit away from total failure. It’s not that I’m afraid of failure; it’s more like a constant pressure to remember every little thing and act on it. Do you feel stressed? It doesn’t matter whether your stress is job stress or kid stress or financial stress or household mess stress. It all weighs down on us. Stress is not worry exactly. I’ve shared Bible verses on worry and anxiety before, … Read more

Faking Joy – 26 Ways to Deal When You Feel Like You’re Coming Unglued

Faking Joy - how to deal when you feel like youre coming unglued

Joe has been working longer and longer hours thanks to the busy summer construction season. His overtime doesn’t make me happy at all. When I get stressed out and ticked off about his hours, I become less patient with the kids at their most difficult part of the day – the late afternoon. I get tense and angry. I don’t often come totally unglued but I become a totally unpleasant person. Subsequently, my kids become totally unpleasant people. Then we’re all miserable. When I divert my attention, when I can fake joy, I turn my day around. I am in control of my … Read more