When I’m feeling blue, my dogs motivate me to get out and walk. And when I do, I always gain fresh perspective and feel happier!
Life is tough, and more often than not we find ourselves sitting inside lamenting our problems in the dark rather than getting outside and letting nature and sunshine help us heal.
Personally, I think dog owners have an amazing advantage in this area. Dogs need their daily walks or playtime outside. What better motivator to lay aside our problems and get outside and hang out with our furry friends!
If you’re feeling sad or troubled in heart, I’d like to encourage you to get your walking shoes on, and get outside. Let your dogs lead you to beautiful places where nature soothes the weary soul and vibrant colors ignite feelings of hope. Breath in the fresh air and exhale any worry and fear. See God in creation, be encouraged, and give thanks.
There are countless amazing benefits to walking your dog. These are just a few I’ve found personally helpful.
Continue reading “7 Amazing Benefits to Walking With Your Dog!”
Hope, healing, and happiness are three words I’ve longed for my entire life, and when they entered my world, it felt as if my soul was basking in the SUN, which is the reason for this post and the theme of my blog—SUNSHINE FOR THE SOUL !
Continue reading “SUNSHINE FOR THE SOUL BLOG”
“Early in the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3
Dear friend, if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or feelings of loneliness, it’s especially important to begin each day with prayer, laying your requests before the Lord. Then, all that God asks of you is to wait with an expectant heart. Expect that God will work during the day in the details of your life. He cares for you, and would do nothing less. Nothing is too difficult for God!
Do you need courage?
Do you need peace?
Do you need hope?
Continue reading “A Gentle Nudge to Begin with Prayer”
When physical or emotional pain feels all-consuming, it can be hard to stay focused on certain Bible truths, like “God is good”, and “God is loving and faithful.” Consequently it can be tempting to refrain from praise and worship, and wallow in self-pity or doubt. And yet choosing this course never helps. In fact it only hinders our healing. So what do we do?
We must never allow the circumstances of life to affect our worship. Rather, we must let our fervent and heartfelt worship affect the circumstances of life. It’s not easy…but it is possible, by God’s grace.
Continue reading “Unwavering Worship [encouraging thoughts for those in pain]”
Hey there friends! I hope your having a sunny day. But if you’re not for any reason, I’d like to offer you a gentle nudge to hope, heal, and be happy . . .
When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade 😊
Enjoying my freshly squeezed lemon juice with honey. God is so good! He always provides a way to get through our struggles!
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Continue reading “When Life Throws Lemons . . .”