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God’s word

Until moments: Walking in God’s set time for your life

Every morning before I get out of bed, I tell myself I will not fuss. Then off in the distance I hear my fellas arguing about the bathroom no one is in or complaining about the food they get to eat for breakfast. (C'mon mommas, you feel my pain.) Ugh! On top of that, one of them is usually moving SLOWLY. Yes, I will not fuss I tell myself over and over UNTIL. I have an until, do you? That moment you are good until the milk spills on the floor when you need to leave the house the car won’t star[...]

Facing Adversity: 3 ways to cultivate resilience in hard seasons

"Don’t give up.” “The storm will pass.” “Stick with it.” How are we resilient when life seems to give us a swift kick? How do we just shrug off difficulty when our hearts are hurting? How do we hold on, so we don’t get lost in the hard seasons? Because—life happens. Whether it's living beyond the divorce, walking through infertility, enduring ANOTHER deployment, recent illness, or any other personal challenge, how we respond to these hard seasons expose the condition of our hearts. Culti[...]

Breaking Free: 3 truths to anchor in your heart when you feel insecure

How many times have you been stuck in the inner dialogue within your mind? You know those thoughts we would never say to a friend. The thoughts which reveal how we honestly see ourselves. Ideas like: I’m never good enough. I always mess things up. No one loves me. I’m never going to get this right. I’m not as smart as her. I don’t fit in. All of these insecurities become the lens through which we interpret the world around us. Whether we realize it or not, those thoughts of insecurity hold us hosta[...]

See her: 3 ways to rediscover who you are so you can love who you’ve become

Do you miss her? You know, the girl who was happy. The girl who had plans. The girl who was fun to be around. But now . . . Now, this girl has forgotten how to dream. Her heart is hurting. She looks in the mirror to see a body she doesn’t recognize. She doesn’t know who she is anymore. The girl is lost. She tells herself: “I don’t know who I am anymore.”“I’ve lost myself.”“I don’t recognize who I’ve become.” She walks around in a woman’s body. A wife. A mother. A sister. A friend. Ye[...]

Beyond Insecurity: What gaining weight taught me about faith

Standing there, I stared at her. The roundness in her cheeks. The fullness of her hips. The belly. Ugh, the belly. I saw her, and she was me. Staring at my husband, I said words about my body I would never say to a friend. That morning, I changed clothes ten times. Angrily, pants after pants were thrown to the floor as if to punish them for fitting incorrectly. Everything felt wrong. At that moment of not being able to fit any of my clothes, I realized the same insecurities plaguing me as a young girl who[...]