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3 Ways to Stand Firm in the Faith (Linkup #2)

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If you don't stand firm in your faith, you'll fall for anything. Here are 3 ways to stand firm!

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” Ever heard that quote? While it’s a true and positive quote and is used quite frequently in secular media, I prefer to say it this way “If you don’t stand firm in the faith, you will fall for anything.” It’s true, isn’t it? Satan does his best work when we’re not standing firm, and if we’re not careful we will find ourselves succumbing to his schemes…

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…

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…

To the girl struggling to see her self-worth {FREE DOWNLOAD}

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To the Girl struggling to see her self-worth -God sees you!

I was voluntarily trapped inside the shame box, hiding and hoping that no one would find me. Self-worth was something completely void in my life. I wasn’t good. I was unworthy; unlovable. Being inside the shame box felt safe but when the lid was opened, my sins were exposed; out in the open for the world to see. I walked towards the restaurant, every step feeling like I was wading through quick sand. My husband opened…

From Pain to Promise {Fierce Friday}

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From Pain to Promise- God will never waste our pain!

Pain to Promise I remember the day that Jesus invaded my life so well. I came home from school instead of going to my Mom’s nail salon. She worked 14 hours a day in order to put food on the table for the four of us. She was on her 5th marriage to a man who was a mirror to her. She treated all the men before, the way he was treating her now; manipulative and…

How I Learned to Fiercely Trust During a Time of Doubt {Fierce Friday}

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How I learned to fiercely trust God during a season of extreme doubt.

Thanksgiving of 2016 is one that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.  It’s the day that our “normal” was forever changed… Life Altered. I remember that as I sat next to my son in the dark, all I could hear was the bleep of the heart monitor.  The overwhelming concern I felt was sending chills down my spine.  My nineteen year old son Alex lay sleeping in the hospital bed with his body…

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