How to Stay Motivated in the Mundane

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  Baby whimpers echo down the hallway awaking me from my slumber. He's hungry again, and it's time to get up to start a new day. I creep past my toddler's room, purposely skipping the top step that creaks, and retrieve my littlest from his crib. As I nurse the babe in my arms, I pray for God's strength to fill me. I pray for grace to love my babies and husband today, to ultimately live for Continue Reading

The Snare of Entitlement {Not Just a Teen Issue}

the snare of entitlement and 5 ways you can combat it

I felt the sun streaming through the window warming my cheeks. The fan oscillated casting a gentle breeze across the room. I snuggled a little further under my blankets as I listened to the silence coming from the monitor. My husband's footsteps crept down the hallway and the smell of coffee drifted into the room. A real live day that played like a dream. When a toddler and baby live in your Continue Reading

4 Tips to Pursue Your Dreams Right Now

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My toddler dreams of being a superhero. We purchased a superman shirt in his size for his birthday. It's his "Super Sam" shirt. The desire runs deep in his boy nature to save the world from all the dark forces. His imagination runs wild as he dreams of the next person who needs his saving powers. We don't suppress his dream. We tell him his desire to be brave, to conquer, to be a hero is Continue Reading

8 Bible Verses for When You Want to Quit

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I have started and stopped each task ten times today, including writing this post. The dishes took me three times as long to complete as usual. Breakfast and lunch were each an hour late. I didn't even try on dinner - pizza night it is. I give up. In the last week, my mother-in-love has come for a visit; my husband contracted the flu bug that he's still not fully recovered from; we celebrated Continue Reading

The Promise of Renewed Strength

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Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Are you tired? Are you worn out? Are you weary, bruised, broken? He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. The Lord cares. He is at work. He is not tired, worn out, weary, bruised, or broken. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he Continue Reading

4 Lessons from the Life of Zechariah

4 lessons from the life of zechariah about the discipline of the Lord

Sitting in the church nursery, my heart ached for truth. Sunday school was taking place around the corner, and I was missing it. Left to my thoughts and the sounds of a toddler playing and baby cooing, I opened my Bible fully expecting nothing in return. But God's Word never returns void, and sometimes five minutes is all it takes for Him to lift the weight of sin and extend grace and mercy to a Continue Reading

The Truth About Who You Are {Free Printable}

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Sometimes it's easy to forget who we are in Christ. For those who have trusted in Jesus for their salvation, here is the truth about who you are. I Am ... I am known, formed, and knitted. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am justified, loved while still a sinner. My old self is crucified. I am no longer a slave to sin. I am not condemned, not a slave, but adopted. Nothing can Continue Reading

31 Days of Everyday Grace: It Does Get Easier {Day 17}

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  I forget how much work a newborn is. You think all they do is eat and sleep, but there's so much more than that. And that so much more requires a lot of work from mama! As we have started to come out of the newborn fog (you know when you actually start remembering what you had for breakfast that morning), we are getting into our groove again. Albeit our new groove. We're finding our rhythm Continue Reading

For When You Are Plagued By Worry

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In the dawning of the morning, I awoke with a heavy heart and eyes brimming with tears. My dreams turned nightmare just before the sun opened it's crusty eyes for a new day and I thought my day was over. My husband was dead. How can this be? He's lying beside me? Breathing steadily as if he has no care in the world. As my mind tuned into what was happening around me and the fog cleared, I Continue Reading

Why Do You Keep Rising From Your Knees

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I sat staring at my husband at the kitchen table. My heart was laid bare and the tears streamed down my face. I was weary and tired. Another wall. Another barrier. We know we're walking in the Lord's will. We've not taken one step without consulting our Heavenly Father, but here we sit again battle worn and broken. Just when I think I can finally take my nose off the floor, I'm forced Continue Reading