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Motherhood

Living Life, Motherhood

Learning to Rest

I sat cuddled in an oversized blanket, watching my son play cars. My mind wandering from the boisterous crashing play in front of me, to a recent internal question I hadn’t dared voice. I turned to Jared’s form beside me on the sectional.

“Am I being lazy?”

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31 Days of Encouragement, Marriage, Ministry, Motherhood

Planting Seeds

Wouldn’t it be great if we could harvest the fruit of our crops immediately? Seeds go into the ground, you water it, wait five minutes and BAM, there are baskets of fresh strawberries ripe for the picking. Unfortunately, gardening doesn’t work that way. We prepare the ground, plant, tend to the seedlings, and eventually gather a harvest. Planting seeds in life works pretty much the same way.

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Faith, Living Life, Motherhood

Life Interrupted

I live interrupted.

As a toddler mom, my thoughts turn to boisterous hugs and excited distractions. Even as I sat down to write this morning, Dillon ran over to watch my laptop screen and attempted to blow out the sweet smelling candle on the table next to me.

Where was I again?

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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, 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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