Scripture Writing Plan to Overcome Depression

What do you do when depression or anxiety strikes? Get a plan! Arm yourself with the Word of God. Here are 31 scriptures to write in your prayer journal that will help you overcome depression.
I have always struggled with depression—well, I would probably call them depressive episodes.

Normally they strike in February or March—when there isn’t much daylight and winter is getting long. Most of the time these episodes last only a day or two, but other times—they last for weeks.

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10 Things You Should Start Tracking in Your Prayer Journal

Are you looking to up your prayer journal game? Make sure you're tracking these 10 items to really improve your prayer life.
After I wrote this post about keeping a prayer journal (and provided an adorable free printable for your first 30 days of prayer journaling,) I got a few emails from people who wanted to know what it actually looked like to keep a prayer journal.

Is it literally just writing out prayers or is there more to it than that?Well the answer is yes and yes.

Yes–you can write out whole entire prayers, but there are also many other things to track as well. We’ll get to those in a second, but first let’s talk about the purpose of a prayer journal.

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How I Survived Irish Twins–and You Can too

Do you have Irish Twins--or 2 kids born less than a year apart? What about 2 under 2? These 7 tips are sure to improve your life and help you survive those early years.

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I had 3 kids in 4 years.  When my youngest son was born, my oldest had just turned 4 and my second son was four days shy of his first birthday.

When I try to look back on those days—it’s from an out-of-body perspective because I don’t remember squat.

I just survived.
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Boost Your Productivity TODAY with this One Tip

The one SIMPLE tips that has helped boost my productivity. It has taken me from scatterbrain to totally organized and on top of things!

How Setting Goals has improved my Productivity

Listen…big ideas scare me—they always have.

They send me straight into shutdown mode.  It’s just my personality—a part of it that I’ve been fighting my whole life.

I can remember when I was a kid and my mom would tell me to clean my room (which was always messy) and the thought of starting such a huge task would literally put me out.  As in, I would get into bed and go sleep.

And if I’m honest, I still battle that urge to this day.

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When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way

Sometimes life isn't fair--and even when we have the best intentions, our plans don't work out. When that happens, I turn to these powerful scriptures to remind me of God's faithfulness.
Sometimes life just isn’t fair.

We make plans—even prayerful plans—but then something happens and those plans get spoiled.

Recently it happened to me in a big way–

I prayed and prayed about starting a Bible study with a group of friends—I carefully waited until the Lord told me it was time and all of the doors started to swing open. People were available at the right times, they were interested, our goals were all the same and we even all agreed on the study—everything just lined up so easily.

Praise went up to God—I felt obedient and totally in His spirit. I usually tend to do things in my own strength; but not this time.

It was going perfectly.

Until it wasn’t.

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Prompts for Your First 30 Days of Prayer Journaling

Are you ready to get started on your prayer journal journey? Or have you been keeping a prayer journal for a long time and just need to refocus? Well look no further--here are 30 prompts for your first 30 days of prayer journaling.

I think that keeping a prayer journal is so important because it allows you a space to write out your prayers to God and keep them forever. In fact, I think keeping any kind of journal is really important.

Besides writing out my prayers in my journal, I also have a list of running prayer requests and a list of people I pray for daily.

AND-I keep a page for answered prayers—I love tracking how God has fulfilled his promises.  It’s also really encouraging to see those answered prayers when you’re in the midst of crisis.

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