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Giveaway, Marriage

3 Months of Encouragement for Wives!

Marriage is as incredible as it is hard. I’ve been thinking about this for months as Jared and I face trying circumstances together, prepare for a book launch, and just navigate regular daily life. I’ve had many days where I could use a little pick-me-up, and it’s been amazing to see how God uses a short message from a friend or a few minutes with Him to revive my spirit.

So with that inspiration in mind, I’ve been working on a fun new project and it’s f-i-n-a-l-l-y ready!

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Faith, Living Life, Motherhood

When God Says No

I was pregnant and now I’m not.

I’m still in the thick of this one, so I have less than half figured out. Some days, grief hangs heavy around my neck and other times, it’s a smelly onion I thought I’d gotten rid of until another painful layer peels away.

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Faith, Holiday

25-Minute Advent

Growing up in church, advent meant a calendar with fun little doors to open and treats or pictures counting each day from the 1st until December 25th. As an adult, I often consider marking the advent in a more meaningful way, but usually that thought reappears around December 10th—after it feels much too late to find a devotional for the season….

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Book & Product Reviews, Giveaway

Journal the Word Bible Giveaway

One of the most well-loved blog posts I’ve ever written is about reading the Bible. More specifically, How to Read the Bible, and Actually Understand It. I love all the questions and feedback I receive each week on how to increase your study of Scripture, so I jumped at the chance to review and giveaway some amazing journaling bibles from Thomas Nelson.

Which one you ask? The NKJV Journal the Word™ Bible.

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A Wife's Secret to Happiness, Faith

I Wrote A Book, And That Terrifies Me

I wrote a book, and that terrifies me.

Funny thing is, it’s not like this book writing thing snuck up on me.

I wrote a book, and that terrifies me.

Funny thing is, it’s not like this book writing thing snuck up on me. I first remember wanting to become an author when I was five years old and this particular book, A Wife’s Secret to Happiness: Receiving, Honoring, and Celebrating God’s Role for You in Your Marriage, has been in process since 2012. It’s taken countless hours, lots of tears over my computer screen and laughing to myself like a crazy person when writing at Starbucks. So why the trepidation?

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Faith, Living Life, Marriage, Motherhood

When My Strength Fails

Sometimes I don’t feel strong. Other times it’s even worse, and I feel weak … exhausted … lost.

We’re taught that only the strong survive. To put on a brave face and soldier on. But what happens when I can’t soldier anymore? When my arms aren’t strong enough for the task, and my heart can barely hold on to the last strands of hope?

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Faith, How to Pray

God Speaks. Here’s How to Hear Him.

I love to encourage believers to hear God. A huge part of my testimony is how I spent years in religious experience. I tried to do the things I thought God wanted—the good Christian things—and had no clue I could actually talk with Him. That He spoke all the time, every day, and wanted to talk with me.  Sitting in church one…

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