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Motherhood

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, 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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Living Life, Marriage, Motherhood

Start Where You Are

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe I love this quote from the late Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., famed professional tennis player and human rights activist. He’s also credited with these inspiring words: “From what we get, we can make a living. What we give; however, makes a life.” Let these words…

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Living Life, Marriage, Motherhood, People & Relationships

7 Fun Ways To Reconnect With Your Husband

Jared and I drifted apart in the months after Dillon was born. It wasn’t a subtle drifting, like rowboats that slipped their knots and meandered off to sea in the quiet of night.

We saw it. Felt it. Watched it happen. Each of us in a boat without paddles, our cupped hands pawing furiously at the water. Calling out with loud voices until exhaustion took over.

Our commitment to one another and to our marriage didn’t waiver. But our connection did.

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Motherhood

Biblical Inspiration From American Women

With the flood of feedback and questions about how to read the Bible, I jumped at the chance to check out a new NKJV Bible featuring women, Godly virtues and making of America … the American Woman’s Bible. And guess what?! In exchange for my honest opinion, I received a free copy of this Bible and I have one copy to give away!

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Faith, Living Life, Motherhood

Keeping the Joy

Sitting in my worn white Ikea chair, pulled up to my cluttered Ikea desk—yes, Craigslist and Ikea furnish my house—the surroundings taunt me.

The taunting comes not from all the things left to do, but because all these things bring me joy … well, once brought me joy … and I want them to again. I’d like to blame the clutter on recent travels, exciting projects, or even my adventurous toddler, but that wouldn’t be true. Or fair.

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