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Motherhood

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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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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