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Faith / Special needs parenting

Releasing Expectations and Embracing God’s Plan

On February 13, 2017

I’m sure we’ve all had them.  Expectations.  And we’ve all had not fun reactions when our expectations weren’t met. For example, I expected to do lots of fun things with my children, go on lots of fun play dates and adventures.  Instead, my children require frequent trips to specialists and therapists due to their special needs.  And my reaction was…

Faith / Spiritual Victory

Releasing Fear and Embracing God

On January 5, 2017

This blog has always been about embracing things in life.  But I’m learning you can’t fully embrace something if you’re clinging closely to something that is not good for you.  The next few months we’ll be talking about a few things we need to release, so we can fully embrace God, life and the blessings and circumstances in our life….

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.  Pie smothered in Cool Whip.  Yes please!!  And I adore the season.  The crisp weather, the kaleidoscopic display of leaves…

Faith / Special needs parenting

Embracing Contentment in our Circumstances

On November 10, 2016

I remember being so overwhelmed with anxiety and so desperate for peace in my circumstances, that I looked up every verse I could find about peace.  And believe you me, there is a plethora. It’s definitely something God wants us to have in our life.  But no matter how many verses I read about peace, I just wasn’t experiencing it….

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Trusting the Shepherd When Life is Hard

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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