Hope :: Stay the Course

No matter in what stage of life you find yourself entrenched, I’m willing to bet you’re fighting battles in your life. Maybe it’s that it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Maybe it’s that you don’t have anyone supporting you. I could sit here all day naming off things that could beContinue reading “Hope :: Stay the Course”

Hope :: There’s Always Something

I struggle with depression. Sometimes it gets really bad. To the point where someone asks what’s good in my life and I can’t think of a single thing. The past few weeks have been extremely rough. Each day was progressively worse. I love the team I work with, but every single night I was dreadingContinue reading “Hope :: There’s Always Something”

Hope :: Sitting in Silence

I couldn’t figure out what to write for today’s blog post. I made myself leave my cell phone and book in my bedroom while I sat out in the living room, pondering the topic. My mind was so loud. I had a billion different thoughts and none of them felt right. Rather than forcing myselfContinue reading “Hope :: Sitting in Silence”

Hope :: Managing Anger

I’m going to be the first here to say I don’t always manage my anger the best. I’m not typically an angry person. And I hate feeling angry. But there are times when everything gets to be too much and it all compresses to the point where I explode. It isn’t usually a one-and-done thingContinue reading “Hope :: Managing Anger”

Hope :: Pretending

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of a pro at pretending that everything is fine. When I was in seventh grade, I began constructing a mask that no one could see through to get to my true feelings. Someone made me cry, then laughed at me, and I decided no one else wouldContinue reading “Hope :: Pretending”

Hope :: Drowning in the Deep

Do you ever get so far into something, only to realize you’re in over your head, and you don’t know how to get out of it? If you’ve ever been in over your head with no real way to get out, you’re not alone. Sometimes, we get in over our heads by our own choices.Continue reading “Hope :: Drowning in the Deep”

Hope :: Your Circle

Who is in your circle? No, I’m not talking about your social circle. Your peer group. Your family. I’m talking about your circle of people that you feel closest to and with whom you can be completely honest. Do you tend to share your secrets with everyone? Do you share with absolutely no one? BothContinue reading “Hope :: Your Circle”

Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?

A lot can happen in a day. A lot of bad can happen in a day. Sometimes, more than anything, taking a deep breath and focusing just on that breath can help our minds put life into perspective… or at least make it – hopefully – seem a little less daunting. When you force yourselfContinue reading “Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?”

Hope :: Keep Pushing Through

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. And again. And again. Life is hard! I don’t care how happy or put-together someone looks. I can tell you from experience that the ones who seem to be holding things together the best are usually the ones who are falling apart the most. I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Keep Pushing Through”

Hope :: A Bit of Light

It’s easy to think that we’re alone here on earth. We look around and see nothing but bad. Or that’s how it seems anyway. We see all the negative happening and we think: if there really is a God… if there really is a LOVING God, then the world wouldn’t be so horrible. It’s veryContinue reading “Hope :: A Bit of Light”