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Checking my capacity

You ever have moments where you sit down to do something you actually enjoy, but it just doesn't feel right? Well, that is totally me right now. The past seven days have been jammed with encouragement, stretching, growing, and learning. My brain and heart are on overload. When I sat to write for this week's midweek three, I kept praying "Lord, what are you showing me? What do you want your daughters to hear?" I scribbled ideas, sketched out brain maps, but nothing seemed right. Again, I would go back to pr[...]

Motherhood Joy: 3 ways to replenish your heart when you face mom burnout

Hey mama, I know all too well that life is tough. You want to be a “good” mom, do your best for your kids, and be a loving wife. But it’s not always that easy. I get it. Several years ago, I was a young mother with three sons (one a newborn) in a new city with little support while my hubby was on deployment. As if that was not enough, I had recently transitioned out of my career to embrace being a stay-at-home mom. (Talk about significant life changes). Between potty training, breastfeeding, and home[...]

3 Mid Week Blog Posts you want to read

As we spend today celebrating Independence Day, it’s a great time to catch up on three of our most popular blog posts. Feel free to read, to comment and to share. Wife life: 3 prayers that changed my marriage This blog post is one of my favorite because these prayers are quite personal for me. They have helped to make a tremendous impact in my marriage and in my heart.  I hope that you will be encouraged to include some of these prayers in your prayer time for your marriage. What were your favorites? R[...]

Remove the mask: 3 standout ways to live an authentic life

She stands there smiling, nodding her head, responding but not listening. To everyone else, she is strong. She has it all together. People often ask, “How in the world can you do it all?” They want to see the superwoman. So, she wears the mask. She hides her pain, her shame, her anger, her hurt behind the mask of her smile. Afraid her truth cannot be accepted. Afraid that her truth will keep her from being loved. Do you know this woman? Is she you? I must admit, I know this woman. She has been me.[...]

Walk it out: 3 steps to overcome fear and walk in faith

What fears are you facing right now? Maybe you are facing a fear of failure or fear of criticism. For some, it could be the fear of disappointing others. Whatever it may be for you, fear keeps us from taking that next step forward and saying “yes” to God’s will for our lives. I get it. There are too many times that my struggles with fear have caused me to stay paralyzed. Not moving forward, but life still passing me by. I was no closer to my purpose or my dreams. Instead of a sense of accomplishment,[...]