What to do when it’s not yours to fix finding hope helping others pain purpose struggles trust

I couldn’t sleep, I wasn’t eating. A knot twisted my stomach. I couldn’t focus on tasks that required more brain power than folding laundry. I was utterly consumed.

What was wrong? you ask. What hardship were you suffering that so consumed you?

Absolutely nothing.

My...

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When words fail: 10 ways to refresh your spirit, mind, & body creative outlet finding hope refresh

We are six weeks into 2018, and can I say, “HALLELUJAH!”??? I mean, I can’t say 2017 was all bad. After all, 2017 brought us this:

family hike

girl time

my favorite baker

 

And this:

joey's big pitch!

soccer superstar

And especially this:

tubing with my sweet boy

look at that air!

 

Oh! And the release of my first book…!

 

That was a highlight for...

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Climbing out of the Pit finding hope loving jesus

I am hesitant to hit “post” on this. When I launched this new site, I determined that I did not want it to be… self-indulgent. I desire to inspire and encourage you, not simply relive my own experiences for your entertainment or my own catharsis. However, I do feel like I...

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HOPE when today is just too much depression finding hope loving jesus

Tell me if this sounds familiar… You can’t even deal with the alarm clock this morning, and you hit the snooze one time too many. Now you’re too far behind to get a shower, so you throw on sweatpants and get the kids ready for the day. This morning, their breakfast requests,...

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The Anchor of HOPE finding hope loving jesus

It’s almost time to pick the kids up, and I haven’t finished cleaning up the basement. I have failed again.

I can’t believe I forgot to pack their lunches last night. I have failed again.

Wow, she is doing such incredible work for the Lord, and I barely manage to find time to...

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