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Furious Grace

Furious Grace

We were about 3 years into the restoration of our marriage when something came over me and it was like I was in an ocean and waves were desperately trying to consume me. They were surely trying to drown me, but not in the way that you think.  Grace like waves. It was as oddly typical morning. I woke up at the usual 5:30 am, made my coffee and had my Jesus time. The girls woke up…

Moving Past Overwhelm


I was tired and weary and just wanted to go back to bed. It was the morning of all mornings. It was jean’s day at the girls’ school. This meant that they got to wear jeans and a t-shirt. But, it couldn’t be just any t-shirt, it had to be one with the school’s logo; and it was a big deal because all of the other days they had to wear a uniform. I was…

5 Steps to Fighting Fear

5 Steps to Fighting Fear | Fight fear

This is the last week (#8) of Summer Sizzle, which features sweet Valerie, from Cord of 6. Valerie is such a gifted writer and her sweet persona shines through her writing.  I’ve been so honored to have such gifted writers during this series! If you missed any of these wonderful posts, here’s a recap: Week 1 featured Deb- How Do We Know We’ve Had a Change of Heart? Week 2 featured Melanie- What Do We…

Dear Friend, You are More than Enough

More than enough- How God is the only one who can fill the hole in your heart.

Hi friends, I know you’ll love today’s post from one of my favorites. Lori is one of the most encouraging friends I know. Lean in, and be encouraged! Some memories are so vivid. Almost as if God locks them into our minds so that in His time, the memory will give us a reflection of His ongoing work. I had been an athlete all my life, but after a career-ending injury my senior year, I…

How to Really Have it All

How you really CAN have it all!

I’m so excited to bring you my friend Marva. Marva blogs over at Sun Sparkle Shine, and she truly does sparkle. She is from the Brittish Virgin Islands and she has a lovely, lull-me-to-sleep accent. Her blog is full of wisdom and inspiration, too. So, enjoy! The myth of having it all. We try. We do. We try and do some more. Then we wonder why it isn’t enough. It’s a hoax, you see. We’ve…

One Simple but Life-Changing Way to Deal with Anxiety

One, Simple, Life-Changing Way to Deal WIth Anxiety

I was busy doing my normal household chores when I got a call from my daughter. When I answered, all I heard was heavy breathing. I suddenly knew something was wrong and as much as I tried to get her to tell me what was wrong, all I heard were heavy breaths and silent sobs. “Honey, I need you to take slow, deep, breaths.” I didn’t really know how to help her, but I knew…

How to Show Grace to Others

How to Show Grace to Others

Hi there friends! We’re sliding into the middle of July, and summer is almost over. We have two more weeks of “Summer Sizzle,” and then I’ll be back to posting regularly. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer but I’m grateful! I love today’s post from my friend Dawn, at Above the Waves, because it’s about one of my favorite subjects; grace. I think we can all use a lesson in grace every so often. Actually,…

5 Truths for Your Broken Heart

5 Truths for Your Broken Heart

Everyone suffers from a broken heart at some point in their lives and taking the easy way out and denying it sometimes seems to be the best option in dealing with it. But the thing is, it’s not the easy way out. When we face the pain and heartbreak, healing begins. And the most amazing part of facing it is that we aren’t alone. Jesus is with us, even when we can’t feel His presence. Today’s…

Overcommitted: 3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

Overcommited: 3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

As a young mom, I wanted everything to be perfect. Reflecting back to a time when Alex was 3 and Averee was 1, I was super insecure about myself as a wife and mother. I wanted my girls to eat 3 square meals a day. Of course, wouldn’t you know it, that God would gift me with the most stubborn daughter who refused to eat my healthy options. I wanted my home to be perfect. This…

When You Don’t Want to Submit in Marriage.

Submitting in Marriage: When You Stink at it!

Welcome to week#3 of our summer sizzle series! I love this beautiful woman that wrote today’s article. Alison is wise beyond her years. I had the pleasure of meeting her several months ago because she used to live not far from me. Alison is young, but you’d never know it by talking to her. She truly is an inspiration and a gift to me. Whether you’ve been married for 1 year or 20 years, you’ll…

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