Encouragement

Encouragement / Faith

5 Ways to Draw Near to God When He Feels Far Away

On December 1, 2017

You love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and then life happens.  Whether it’s the busyness of life, or something painful happened in your life, it’s not hard to find yourself not connecting with God like you did before.  God feels far away, and your desire to read your Bible or pray or go to church is…

Encouragement / Faith / Holiday

Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness

On November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I am super excited. I love the fun times with family gathered around the table. The food, oh my goodness, the food! Potatoes and turkey and stuffing (oh my!) smothered in gravy. Pumpkin pie smothered in Cool Whip–yes please!! And I adore the season. The crisp weather, the kaleidoscopic display of leaves…

Encouragement / Parenting / Special needs parenting

Why Being A Special Needs Mom Isn’t Something to Fear

On October 21, 2016

I overheard two expectant mamas talking in a Chick-fil-A play area.  They sat together on one bench, oblivious to their older boys playing together, and they each were expecting a boy.  I watched my kids play with these soon to be big brothers. These mamas chatted about due dates, pregnancy woes, and pediatricians.  And then the conversation took an unexpected…

Encouragement / Faith

What It Means to Trust The Good Shepherd

On September 23, 2016

I’ve found myself clinging to Psalm 23.  “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He lies me down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul.” Oh, that sounds so good.  But if I’m truly honest, I don’t feel those things most of the time. I know it’s available, but I don’t feel…

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