Review: Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

This book has inspired me to carve out a peaceful space for the next few weeks. I’ll take a blogging break from now until July 31. Thanks for understanding, and I’ll resume my normal Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posting schedule then. Now, for the book review!

Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life is Nicole Johnson’s story of how a personal crisis made her realign her priorities. She was pushing herself too hard, spinning in the crazy circles so many of us understand and experience.

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Hope in Hard Times-Guest Post

I’m so excited to be featured at my friend Micah Maddox’s blog this week for a guest post. Here’s a brief intro to my post, and I hope you head over there to read the rest.


I have to admit: hope hasn’t always come easily for me.

I have several hope-defeating tendencies. For starters, I’m naturally one of those glass-half-empty people. It’s easier for me to see the downside than the upside most days.

For most of my childhood and adolescence, I also struggled with passivity and fear. This didn’t help during decades of toxic relationships. Hope was hard to come by when I was in emotional survival mode.

Even though I’ve been a Christian for as long as I can remember, the concept of holding onto hope is rather new to me.

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