The Pace of Grace Blog

How to Be Thankful for the Thorn of Anxiety

Have you been pleading with the Lord to remove a “thorn” from your life? Are you wrestling with unanswered prayers, struggling to understand why God won’t remove the thorn when you could be so much more productive and effective without this affliction holding you back? This week, I have the privilege of being a featured…
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Book Review: Jesus, Calm My Heart

I have enjoyed the inspiring prayers and personal application of Ruth Schwenk’s prayer prompts journal, “Jesus, Calm My Heart: 365 Prayers to Give You Peace at the Close of Every Day.” Having followed Ruth on social media, I’m familiar with her prayer prompts, and on many occasions, I’ve been one of the women she talks…
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First Compassion Donation on its Way

I am over the moon to share some amazing news about the launch of the book I was privileged to contribute to, ButterflyLiving’s Life Changing Stories: A Devotional Collection Revealing God’s Faithfulness and Transforming Power. Thanks to all those who have already purchased the book, a check for $1,500 is already on its way to Compassion International—just…
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When God Says His Grace is Enough

In 2 Corinthians 12:8, the persevering apostle Paul made a very reasonable request to the Lord: “Concerning this thing [a thorn in the flesh], I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.” It seemed like the obvious solution. Yet the Lord had a different answer for Paul—removing the “thorn” was…
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Why Meditating on God’s Word Matters

A few weeks ago, I shared about the “key verses” note I started on my phone last fall, during a resurfacing struggle with physical anxiety symptoms. At that time, I couldn’t control how my body felt from day to day, sometimes minute to minute, but I knew I could control where I put my mind’s…
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Short Nature Walks Benefit Mental Health

Research confirms that spending time outside has a positive effect on your mental health. However recent studies also report that consistent walking—and specifically walking in nature—provides significant mental health benefits. In an article published on Medical News Today less than two months ago, it was reported that just a short walk each day could reduce…
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How to Preorder Life Changing Stories

I’m thrilled to announce that you can now preorder the book I was blessed to collaborate on, ButterflyLiving Life Changing Stories: A Devotional Collection Revealing God’s Faithfulness and Transforming Power! It’s available now on Amazon: The Kindle version is just $3.99, and the paperback version with the beautiful cover pictured here is just $11.99! It will…
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Are You Worried You’re Not Strong Enough?

Are you struggling to believe God isn’t disappointed with you because you aren’t “strong enough” to face the ongoing crisis you woke up to today? Do you feel like a failure because you’re caught up in the same battering storm, and no matter how hard you try to swim to safety, you’re far from peaceful…
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Life Changing Stories Preorder Link Coming Soon

It’s almost launch time: The devotional collection I was privileged to collaborate on, ButterflyLiving Life Changing Stories, will be available for preorders Friday, September 1st! If you subscribe to my online updates, you’ll be among the first to receive the preorder link and preview of the book: Sign up here. I’m truly honored to link arms…
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Are You Struggling With Motivation?

Do you dread seeing the words #motivationmonday pop up on your social media feed at the start of a new week? Maybe you are still weighed down by what you didn’t finish or fix last week. Or maybe you’re worried you won’t be able to stem the tide of to-dos on this week’s list. Or…
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