1. Hi Lanie
    I was wondering if you could give me any help with word press. I’m trying to layer categories and use parent catergories, but they don’t show as parents. They just show in the sidebar as another category. Ms. Gainessaid you might be able to help since you’ve been blogging for a while. 🙂

    1. Sure! 🙂 So the trick with categories, is once you’ve made them, you have to do one more thing. There should be a “menu” option when you’re on WordPress, go to that and then to the left, you should see the categories you’ve saved. Once you’ve done that, drag the categories you want into the “menu” area. You can move them so that some are parents or children. Then save/update the menu and it should show on your blog. Let me know if that didn’t make sense! It took me a while to figure it out 🙂

  2. Thanks for the suggestions. 😀 Hmmm. I tried that but I can’t find the menu thing… could that be something that comes with a paid for site like yours?

  3. Hi Lania,
    I am going through a time in my life right now where the world is shifting out from under my feet and fear is more real than it has ever been. I am fighting for peace of mind (really sanity) right now and the fear/anxiety/doubt is overwhelming.
    I have been a Christian for 14 years, but have never grown closer to God than I have during this time. I now know for the first time what it means to “pray without ceasing”.
    Your blog is amazing and so raw and real…but your story really touched me and was one bright point in my really dark place right now.
    You are living with something that is still there everyday and that never goes away…and you are choosing to thank God for it because it drew you to Him. I am still struggling to look at this time as a blessing for me and your story is so encouraging to me!
    God is receiving glory through you and I am in awe of the grace that He is showing through you.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with others!

    1. Hey Greta,
      I’m so sorry you’re going through that. Combinations of fear, anxiety, and doubt are hard enough on their own, but together can easily overwhelm a person. I know I’ve experienced that in my own life, so in that respect at least, I understand how you’re feeling.

      Yes! Hard times have a way of bringing you to a point of desperation, and the desperate need to grab on to something.

      Thank you so much. Being vulnerable isn’t easy, and it’s not exactly one of my strengths lol, but I feel like this was something the Holy Spirit wanted me to do. I’m grateful that God was able to use my story in some small way and encourage you.

      Don’t be too hard on yourself. Amidst the fire and waves, it can be hard to see anything beyond what you’re currently facing. God has grace for that. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 103:14, “For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.” I try to remind myself of this often as I tend to be perfectionistic, and I think this is in general – whether you’re a perfectionist or not, a good reminder that Jesus understands our humanity.

      I’m thankful that the Lord used my story to encourage you, though! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

      A book that you might find helpful is called, “You’ll Get Through This” by Max Lucado. It’s a wonderful read, and really helped me.

      Saying a prayer for you now!

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