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Faith / Spiritual Victory

How Comparison Keeps Us From God’s Best

On December 6, 2017

We all do it.  We compare ourselves to others.  We view something someone has or does as better than us.  And we feel jealous and insecure.  But then we compare ourselves to someone else and we find we’re better at something than them, and so we judge them and feel better about ourselves.  We’re continually trying to keep the scale…

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…

Faith / Holiday / Printables / Special needs parenting

Exchanging Your Expectations For the Beauty of God’s Plan This Christmas

On November 24, 2017

On Thanksgiving we sit around a table with family and friends, eat way too much delicious food, and think about all the blessings in our lives. It’s honestly one of my favorite holidays, because we slow down enough to truly enjoy what’s around us, to recognize all the good things in our lives. And then we wake up the next day,…

Spiritual Victory

Savoring Grace

On October 9, 2017

The other day I attempted to make red velvet cupcakes.  From scratch.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  I’m not much of a baker or cook and hubby has a few stories he could share with you about epic flops I’ve had in the kitchen.  But somehow I got it in my mind to make red velvet cupcakes from…

Faith

How Are You Responding to God’s Call?

On July 30, 2017

I’ll be honest, I’ve been struggling quite a bit about obedience. God has called me to do something that terrifies me. And as is often the case, God has brought a few messages to my heart from a passage I’ve read countless times. Recently I’ve been studying a few chapters of Exodus.  More specifically Exodus 19-20 and Exodus 32-33.  This…

Encouraging Reads

Must Read Books for the Christian Woman’s Heart

On July 5, 2017

My to-read list always seems to be getting longer and longer, but for me the summer is when I can finally tackle some books I’ve been eager to read.  And in case you’ve been looking for a good book (or several!) to encourage your heart here’s a few of my recent favorites in no particular order. Disclosure: Some of the…

Faith / Overcoming Fear / 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….

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