Archive for 2017

Why Being Part of a Tribe is Important (S & L linkup #1)

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Being a part of a tribe is important. Here are 4 tips to help!

Being a part of a tribe is important. Did you know that we were created for relationships? We were created to be seen, known and loved! Friendship with women is like a sisterhood. It helps us belong and be known. It fuels creativity, strengthens, and grows us. We go deep instead of stay to the surface. This is very powerful because when we go deep in friendship it forms a bond and is a force…

How Being a Mom Has Drained Me

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Mom-ing can be very draining, and sometimes we're drained until there's nothing left. Things like impatience, hate, bitterness...being a Mom has drained me of those things and I'm grateful!

It’s true, being a Mom has drained me. You get it. We give and give and give. There were days when mine were younger that I didn’t even want to get out of bed. It wasn’t that I didn’t love them; it was just that I had no energy to give. Watching one more episode of Teletubbies made me want to scream. Making sure they had breakfast and homework finished seemed like torture. I couldn’t…

The Amazing Struggle

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The Amazing Struggle: The lessons in life we learn come through our struggles

The past year (or so) has been ridiculous (crazy is my definition of ridiculous) and the struggle has been real. God never promised us life would be easy. He DID promise us that He would be with us every step of the way. 2016 was certainly the year of struggles. Here’s my list: I struggled when I shared my story with the entire freaking world. {God gave me the words to speak} I struggled when…

Blind Abandon Faith | #FierceFriday

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What is blind abandon faith anyway?

What is blind abandon faith anyway? “By the world’s standards, our confidence in God is foolishness. They think we’re a bunch of blind people giving our lives over to what we cannot see. By faith’s standard that blind abandon is the very definition of hope—the expectation of a future blessing based on who God is despite what we see, feel, or think.” Faith and lessons learned. (not) It was a classic Southern California summer day….

When God’s Love is Fierce {Fierce Friday}

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God’s love is fierce, and sometimes we’re not fully aware of how fierce it is for us until we look back and see all that it saved us from…especially ourselves. Brutal memories stuffed for the sake of survival began to surface throughout all three of my pregnancies, but most intensely with my last child, my only girl. With the memories of trauma and abuse came great fear. Fear that I didn’t have what it took…

When God is Silent | Fiercely His {Fierce Friday}

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When God is silent, He is simply working on our behalf the most.

Oh my friends, what a treat I have for you today. The author of today’s post inspires me to no end. I have never met Sarah face to face, yet this woman I love so dearly. As I was putting the finishing touches on her post, tears streamed down my face. It’s my honor to share others’ stories. It’s not my blog, but His; and your’s. This is why I share so many stories here….

To all the Terrible Mama’s

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To all the terrible Mama's: you're not so terrible

Welcome to the terrible Mama club! So, you’re a terrible Mama too, huh? Yeah, I get you. We were married 6 years before we had our first child, Alex Elizabeth. She came out looking just like her daddy. Uggh. Can I be honest? I was SUPER frustrated that this child looked nothing like me. I carried her for 9 months, 6 of which I threw up half the day. It was kinda nice when our…

Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage {Fierce Friday}

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Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage

Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage One night in April 2015, my husband moved out, leaving me and my three children alone in our home. I had sensed a separation brewing for many years, especially in the past six months.  After consoling our heartbroken children and dealing with my own pain that awful night, I was surprised to feel relieved. We had finally hit bottom, and the looming question of “When will he leave us?” had…

The Testimony Tour | Why I Believe

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The Testimony Tour | Why I believe

The Testimony Tour | Why I Believe I’m so very excited you’re here today because you’re in for a treat! I’m so honored to be a part of “The Testimony Tour” in the blogosphere with 9 other amazing bloggers who I admire greatly. We will each be sharing how we came to know Jesus.  Each of our stories are so different yet they each reveal just how amazing the love is that He has for us. Each…

How to Fight Your Fear with Prayer {Fierce Friday}

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Fight your fear with prayer!

Fear. My doctor seemed to hesitate, before pressing on the area again. Fear kept me from saying anything. When he moved on I breathed a sigh of relief. The lump I’d felt must be nothing. Yet, I didn’t feel at peace about it. A few months later, I sat on my bed chatting to my sister-in-law on the phone. “I’m not sure if I’ve got a lump in my breast,” I said. “Go and get…

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