Faith, Guest Posts

What if Fear Didn’t Stop You?

Hi Friends. I’m excited to share a guest post with you from fear fighter Kelly Balarie. Let these words encourage your heart as you stare down whatever giants come against you this week.

What would you do if fear didn’t stop you?
Where would you go if hesitation didn’t stall you?
Who would you be if others didn’t define you?

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Faith, How to Pray

When You Don’t Have Time To Pray

If you ever feel like you don’t have time/brain-space/energy/room to pray, I can relate. Day job, family life, book launch, church ministry, the days all runs together. But it’s in these seasons that we especially need to pray. So in the interest of time, and to be as helpful as possible, here are five tips for when you don’t have time to pray.

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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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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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