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A Little Encouragement For When Life Isn’t What You Expected

A Little Encouragement For When Life Isn’t What You Expected

Some people like surprises and some don’t. I like good surprises like flowers or a card, but I don’t generally like surprises, especially when it comes to “life.” I like to know the ground rules. I like to know what I can expect, and of […]

Are You Accomplishing Anything For God?

Are You Accomplishing Anything For God?

Maybe you’re discouraged today, dear friend. Maybe you’re wondering if what you’re doing matters in the long run. Last week I wondered, too. I was reading over a list of New Year’s questions (meant for personal reflection and growth) from a sweet friend in a […]

5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 2015 {AKA Seasons Change}

5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 2015 {AKA Seasons Change}

I’d like to pretend I’ve put a great deal of time into planning for 2016. Although I do have a few goals for 2016, the truth is that I am in a season of adjustment and some days I feel like I am barely keeping […]

Unfair Ministry: Ministry Wives Edition

Unfair Ministry: Ministry Wives Edition

Last week I wrote about hard times in ministry. I received more email about totally ridiculous stuff that goes on in ministry, much of it unfair, and it’s horrible and hurtful and my heart goes out to you. A also received several inboxes saying that […]

When Dreams For My Kids Fall Short

When Dreams For My Kids Fall Short

“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” That quote used to bring me comfort, on the days when I didn’t feel like much, rocking babies in my comfy pants and t-shirt. The idea of influencing a generation and changing […]

Purpose for the Sidelined Mom

Purpose for the Sidelined Mom

Nobody wants to live a sidelined life, especially young mothers who are full of energy and dreams. We want to make a difference and live with purpose, but frankly, life with little kids feels like being left out of the game all together. The rest […]

Busy Serving God? Really?

Busy Serving God? Really?

If you are like me, you have goals for yourself. You’ve thought them through, prayed over them, and planned them out for your week, month and year. I sit weekly and plan on paper so I can see visually, in blocks of time, any discrepancies […]

Fear, Faith and Following {Ministry Wives Monday Guest Post}

Fear, Faith and Following {Ministry Wives Monday Guest Post}

I’m so excited to have a guest post submitted by a missionary wife and friend, Michelle. Michelle has served as an assistant pastor’s wife and is currently serving overseas with her husband on the mission field.  They have three children, ages 8, 7, and 3, […]