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A Pain not Wasted | Fierce Friday

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Death is one of life’s harshest realities. It has the ability to produce grief, fear, doubt and a myriad of other emotions that can leave us isolated and locked up for years. It’s deep wounds can leave scars that are constant reminders of what could’ve been, but will never be. Yet there are times when out of death, comes new life. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the…

My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering | Fierce Friday

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering

My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering   Mothering and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the idea of being a good mom. I want to be one. But there’s a struggle and underlying uncertainty with each attempt. I simply don’t feel good enough. And I hate it. It’s a vicious cycle. Try. Fail. Self scorn. Mothering pity party for 1. Attempt again. And girl, don’t even place a June Cleaver-type in my tracks.   It’ll…

Finding Joy Podcast: Rising Up

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Finding Joy Podcast w/Shannon Geurin

You guys! I’m so honored to be a part of the lovely Lauren Gaskill’s Finding Joy Podcast today!  Finding Joy is a podcast dedicated to bringing you encouragement and inspiration in all of life’s moments — the good, bad and everything in-between. I absolutely love Lauren. She’s adorable and the kinda girl that you can just easily talk to. It’s a gift that she has. Click here and it will take you to her website…

Legacy

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  We had planned on a long weekend. My sister was in town for the weekend and Alex was coming home too. We planned on going to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. We were going to go to the Taste of Denver and stroll down Pearl Street in Boulder, eat on patios, all the while looking at mountain views. Alex was supposed to land at 7am on Friday morning. We were on our…

Why I am Fiercely His

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Fiercely His is something that I am passionate about and I'll explain why.

“What does it mean to be Fiercely His?” Someone asked me that question the other day and if I were completely honest with you, it stumped me. It stumped me? Good grief it’s the tag line to my blog and it stumped me? Any author, writing coach or literary agent would tell you that’s a big no- no. Because ya better know your stuff and what you stand for in the writing world. Maybe it…

Fighting for my child | {Fierce Friday}

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A story about a mothers strength in fighting for her child.

It’s #fierceFriday today! I’m so honored to bring you Carmen’s story about her son, sweet Malachi and the life-threatening surgeries he endured during the first couple months of his life. You’ll want to grab some kleenex! As I stood outside of the two large sliding doors that were wide opened the team rushed into the room taking their positions. Each person knew where to stand, what their duty was, what tool or instrument to reach…

When change is hard.

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We will all go through change at some point in our lives. Here are 4 truths to remember when change is hard.

I think we can all agree that sometimes change is hard. I’m all about change. I like easy going. Shaking things up a bit. Doing things differently. I could annoyingly go on but you get it. We made the transition of moving from Oklahoma to Colorado exactly 14 days ago. It’s been a hectic month. We moved our oldest little into her first year of college at a private christian university in our hometown of Tulsa. 4 days…

How to Stay Confident in a Difficult Marriage {Fierce Friday}

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How to stay confident in a difficult marriage.

Hello friends! Today’s #fierceFriday writer is Leah Grey. If you are in a difficult marriage, I encourage you to sit back and lean in! Leah has a powerful story! “I sat in the dark thinking about what life would be like after being divorced for a second time. I quite liked living alone. Being a perfectionist, living alone suited me just fine. My house would stay in order. I could cook whatever I wanted for…

Adoption: Fighting Fiercely | {Fierce Friday}

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5 things adoption taught me about fighting fiercely

I remember the day I first saw her face. The big brown eyes, the curly black ringlets of hair around her head, and the smile sprawling across her tiny face. Something about her spoke straight to my heart. In that moment I knew she was ours. The Holy Spirit moved as I’d never before experienced. This was the child God had hand-picked for us halfway around the world. You see, long ago, God had created…

When You Feel Small

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GOD SEES YOU, AND YOU MATTER

He Sees You Jesus, please take the wheel. I was on my way to church, gripping the steering wheel as if I was hanging on for dear life. The girls woke up cranky.  The oldest refused to wear the outfit I picked out and the littlest pooped all the way up and out of her diaper which caused me to change her outfit not once, but twice. Great start to the day. That frazzled piece of hair that…

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