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How to Pray When Your Thoughts Are Out of Control

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Studies have shown that we can think up to 80,000 thoughts in a given day, and out of those thoughts, 80% of them are negative. Ouch! Whats on your mind at this very moment?I wish I could say we could control every thought that comes into our heads. But many... Read more

How to Stop Living in the Past and Seize the Future

My husband and I just moved to Arizona. Tons of outdoors adventures are to be found here, including one of my favorites: hiking. We attempted our first hike in the Arizona heat recently and the hike was nothing but uphill. It was an exciting, yet intense journey in front of us. But we had a... Read more

3 Reasons We Believe the Lies That Hurt Us

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Most of us start believing lies about ourselves in childhood, when that friend, parent, or sibling treats us a certain way that leaves us believing we are not accepted, loved, or worthy enough. Perhaps someone you trusted spoke words of discouragement over you, and those words became the truth you... Read more

5 Things Letting Go and Letting God Doesnt Mean

4. Letting go and letting God doesnt mean you stop praying. Its easy to feel that once you let go and let God that thats enough. When we let God, we hand it over to Him. Prayer protects us from trying to take it back in our own hands. Prayer keeps us connected to God.... Read more

10 Prayers for Guidance When You Feel Lost in the Unknown

Wouldnt it be nice to have our lives laid out before us with a clear roadmap, detailing every turn we should take? But thats not reality, is it? Real life is more often marked by seasons of feeling lost in the unknown.You may feel lost in making decisions, not knowing where to attend college, who... Read more

5 Beautiful Things God Sees in You (Even When You Cant See it Yourself)

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Most of my life I never felt good enough. I lived with a feeling of unworthiness, which in turn enabled me to seek my worth in the world and what it deemed as beautiful. I was always let down because the world left me feeling more unworthy. It wasnt until... Read more

10 Books of the Bible Christians Don’t Read Enough

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Growing up, I always considered the Bible to be rather boring. Parts of it intrigued me as I learned the most popular stories: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark. And then of course fast forward to the New testament where we learn that Jesus was born... Read more

How to Pray for Your Husband instead of Trying to Change Him

Your husband will not change overnight. And perhaps, he might not change at all.Will you trust God enough to accept that EVEN IF your husband doesnt change, you will still trust that God is in control?A beautiful story in the Bible depicts this even if statement in Daniel 3:8-30 where King Nebuchadnezzar commanded everyone to... Read more

7 Assurances That Jesus Is Better Than What You Want Most

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer We all have a void in our soul. A longing and craving in our hearts. A thirst to feel complete, to be made whole. Do you ever wonder if theres a reason for this empty gap we feel? That perhaps, this missing piece in our lives is designed on purpose.... Read more

5 Things Satan Would Love for You to Spend Your Time Doing

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer I am not a fan of talking about Satan because I dont believe he deserves the attention. However, the truth is: Satan is real and if we ignore his existence, it's easier for him to enter our lives and work in destructive ways. 1 Corinthians 2:11 says we must know... Read more

3 Reasons Youre Feeling Stuck and How to Break Free

2. Youre Stuck in the Idea of How Things Are Supposed to Be  We tend to view our lives according to our goals, our desires, and our will. We marry someone with the expectation that they will fulfill certain needs or desires in our lives. We have kids in the hopes of expecting things to... Read more

A Prayer for Hopeless Moments during the Coronavirus

Its easy for one to tell someone to stay encouraged and to not lose hope. But when your world is shaken with schedules disturbed, social life halted, plans interrupted, and fear around every corner, its hard to maintain hope. Especially when all we see in the news, in social media, in our circumstances, have hopelessness... Read more

How to Never Miss What God Is Doing in Your Life

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer What do you do when you want something desperately? Take control? Me too. The problem with this habit is I could be missing out on what God is really trying to do in my life while Im walking aimlessly by myself.Many of us agonize over the thought that we have... Read more

How to Move Beyond Shame into Active Love

Shame. That word alone makes ones mind go to an unpleasant place. Its an uncomfortable feeling. Most of us have experienced something in our lives we are so ashamed of that we dont even like talking about this subject, let alone reading about it. I commend you if youve landed on this article, and I... Read more

What Is a Prayer Closet and Do I Need One?

Has your prayer life ever felt like a wrestling match? Interruptions from kids, drifting off in sleep, distracted with your long list of to-dos. A thousand invisible enemies seem to fill the air the minute we sit down and pray.Or perhaps our ordinary lives full of busyness, create us to live a prayer life of... Read more

10 Prayers for Finding your Purpose

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we forget the more meaningful purpose behind it all. God has shaped and prepared us to play a unique role in each step of our story. The reason we are here on this earth is for so much more than... Read more

How Can I Bear Others Burdens When Im Buried Under My Own?

Tune into What Feeds and Nourishes You We are only as good as the goodness that fills us. In this season, that is unlike anything weve ever experienced before, we must be intentional with our time and the things that fill our minds. We need to be fed first before we feed others, otherwise we... Read more