Monthly Archives: September 2013

When You Need Some Perspective


I look down at my “to do” list and it is daunting. Managing a family of 7, partnering with my husband in ministry, and the trials of normal life makes it seem that the “to do” list gets longer as the day goes on instead of shorter. I get caught up in running too and fro in the tyranny of the urgent. I easily lose perspective on what is important – what is eternal – in my continual strife to “keep up.”

Do you find yourself feeling that way? Do you find the demands of life so pressing that it is hard to pull back and see the larger picture?

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How to Beat the Bad Day Blues

It’s been a rotten day. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. There are all kinds of self-destructive things you could do in response, but you know you’ll end up feeling worse.

When you find yourself in the middle of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, what should you do?


I was a college student on the way to my summer job one morning when my car ran out of gas. This was before cell phones that would have enabled me to let my boss know I was running late or to call for help.

I got out of the car and realized I would have to walk to the nearest gas station.

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Be still and be blessed…

Sometimes it can be hard to slow down. To be still. To cherish the moments in front of us as the gifts that they are.

Take a minute and be encouraged by the moment I almost missed, moms.

And in your slowing down, I hope that you not only find quiet joy in your journey as a mom, I pray you hear God’s voice like never before…

Genny Heikka – On The Moment I Almost Missed from Genny Heikka on Vimeo.

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

Hugs to you!


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For When You Don’t Know How to Pray

A friend of mine often reminds me that “no” can be a complete sentence.

My urge to supply ample explanation and curry favor with the delivery of my dissent is strong. I fear rejection, disappointment, and disapproval. Sometimes, meanness and retaliation may occur to my “no.” Pouting too.

This creates a cloud of overwhelming emotion. It becomes confusing to know what to say.

Which is when my friend reminds me to just say no.

This is rooted in scripture too:

But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

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