Hello, dear readers! I know it's been a while since I've posted anything here at Claiming the Promise, but I assure you we are all doing fine. My kids started back to school in the fall (first day of school picture below), and for two of my children, it was a difficult transition into new... Continue Reading →
Have you heard of the phrase "mom-guilt"? That phrase pretty much applies to me on a regular basis. Like, when I'm sitting at the dentist office, listening to the hygienist reprimand my 8-year-old for not flossing. Yup, that's mom-guilt. I really should physically go in the bathroom and make sure he flosses. Or at the... Continue Reading →
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." - Romans 12:2 I started out my life in an unsaved, typical worldly home. I remember my family sitting in the Catholic church... Continue Reading →
I'm not gonna lie. Turning 40 is something I have dreaded since my youth. There's just something that doesn't sit well with me over the realization that my life is now half over! And of course, I've heard the stories of waking up with aches and pains and the gray hairs that will start appearing... Continue Reading →
Years ago, I went on a missions trip with my youth group to Europe. We visited missionaries in the Czech Republic and Austria. It was an adventure that changed the course of my life. It was my first trip outside the United States, and my first time flying. I worried for weeks leading up to... Continue Reading →
If you are anxiety sufferer, you know the classic signs of anxiety. Tightness in your chest, palpitations, headaches, tummy upset, trembling hands, and week legs. These are all classic symptoms of anxiety. I should know. I've had them all before. I'm so thankful that I'm not new to this story, and that I know what... Continue Reading →
Discontentment will always be a virus that infects our Christian lives from time to time. We must seek the Holy Scriptures for the cure to this virus of discontentment!
Those of us who experience true anxiety know what “triggers” are. Something as simple as a sound or a smell can instantly trigger anxious thoughts, feelings, and even full-blown panic attacks. It can take weeks to overcome the anxiety that resulted from one trigger. Several months ago, I witnessed a car accident. A woman coming... Continue Reading →