Cassie Reid Counseling Blog


  1. Parenting in the Spirit

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 As a mom of 4, and while it may be very challenging at times, my parenting techniques come straight from the Bible. There’s a common saying that children don’t come with owners manuals but actually they do. Everything…
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  2. Self-Worth

    “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” ― Abraham Lincoln Ever struggle with low self-esteem? If so, you are not alone. Most people struggle at some point in their lives with negative feelings about their worth, especially when…
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  3. Love and Joy

    “Let’s play the ball toss game! We can win fish!” I heard my 8 year old exclaim as my family and I strolled through the fairgrounds at the North Texas State Fair on a recent weekend. I pretended not to hear her. Alas, my other 2 daughters had, and a chorus of “Goldfish!” ensued. My…
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  4. Social Media Values

    Carl Jung once said “everything that irritates us about others leads to an understanding of ourselves.” I’ve been contemplating this quote lately, as it relates to dignity, respect and the power of social media in the digital age. I have started to notice a lot about others that really concerns me. Most of it probably…
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  5. Preparing Hearts

    Summer always seems to fly by and it is hard to believe we are already deep into the school year. Do your children love or not love going back? I have 4 children and they are split in half about this, where 2 can’t wait until school starts and 2 wish school would never start.…
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  6. Overcoming Fearful Thinking

    “The sky is falling” Chicken Little declares in the famous folktale about a chicken that is hit in the head with an acorn and mistakenly assumes the world is coming to an end. Popular for centuries across many cultures, the story resonates with people because it speaks to the tendency many of us have at…
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  7. Life and His Design

    I am on the home stretch of my very first pregnancy. I have only a couple more weeks (or less) until my sweet daughter enters the world. I’ve found that this stage of pregnancy is noticeably more difficult than previous months. On a recent morning, I had gone for a walk to begin my day…
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  8. Grief | Comfort | Peace

    My brother-in-law passed away recently. He was 41. He left 4 daughters. He fought the battle with cancer for 10 years, 3 rounds of chemo and numerous surgeries all for the cancer to keep coming back again and again. The final time it attacked, he was done. He just wanted to live as healthy as…
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  9. Failure

    A friend said to me recently, “My life is ruined. There’s no way that my life will ever be as good as it was or as good as it could have been. Everything has changed and there’s no going back.”  Have you ever said that? Or thought it? Like my friend, many people struggle with…
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  10. Promotion

    My husband James and I are expecting to have our first biological child to arrive in only a few short weeks (7 to be exact). This has brought on a plethora of thoughts and emotions, as one could imagine. I have been dwelling on the gravity (in a good way) of the role of motherhood…
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