Category: Self Care

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How to Respond to What’s Happening in Our Nation

#riots2020, ©Julie Shematz 2020, 10×7″, Mixed media & collage with handmade paper on paper How to Respond to What’s Happening in Our Nation In the wake of events that are

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1:36 pm | |

Keys to Overcoming Anxiety

Hi Everyone. Welcome to my blog. Since I openly disclosed the development of becoming disabled on instagram yesterday, I decided that I’d return to blogging to keep kinda like a

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Hurricanes are unpredictable

While studying for my undergraduate degree at one of the top universities in the nation, Purdue, I was required to take two Science classes for my “well rounded education”. I

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God Uses Crises

Crises are opportunities to experience and know God to a degree and depth that you have never known before. -Tony Evans.  Based upon my experience with crises and trauma, I

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Hurt and Healing

“Don’t let the person who hurt your heart mess up the One sent to heal it! #letitgo”, Paula White.  2019, Paula White facebook fan page. Matthew 5:22 says that in

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Shelley Lubben: The good, bad and ugly, Part II

Part II: Wounds in need of healing. Ten symptoms that indicate wounds that are in need of being healed:  You avoid specific places. You avoid certain people. You have made

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Shelley Lubben: the good, bad and ugly, Part I

Part I of III: Response to news of her death. This weekend marks the one week anniversary of the death of Shelley Lubben (1968-2019). To my knowledge, she was the

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The obstacle is a path

What is the power or driving force of your life? Is it the presence of God or are you constantly buffeted by the winds of success, comfort, fear, or anxiety?

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Mixed Media artwork of a horse by Julie the Artist
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Peace

When our circumstances remain the same and various obstacles appear insurmountable, can we still find the peace God promises?  Is it possible to experience peace even in the midst of

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12:51 pm | |

30 Days of Creative Practice

Happy Belated New Years! Sorry, this is my first post, but the struggle with depression has hindered my motivation to blog. Truth is that I’ve finally come to accept that

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