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How Can I Die to Self and Love a Little More Like Jesus?
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How Can I Die to Self and Love a Little More Like Jesus?

How can I die to self and love a little more like Jesus? Is there someone in your life, or many someone’s who are hard to love? Loving well often cuts deep. But when we tap into the strength of Jesus, we find a way to love others well. In this post you will find Scripture, a prayer, and insight into why and how we can make that happen.

Overwhelmed Mom? 15 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference
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Overwhelmed Mom? 15 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference

I remember feeling overwhelmed after we brought our 5-year-old daughter home from Bulgaria. The extent and effect of the trauma she endured throughout her 4+ years in the orphanage blindsided us. And as we received one life-impacting diagnosis after the other, our world turned upside down.  I was most definitely a very stressed and overwhelmed mom,…

Trusting God With Your Story When You Need to Try Again
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Trusting God With Your Story When You Need to Try Again

Again can be such an exhausting word. Every time I think about it, memories of my dad teaching my brother and I how to swim come to mind. Take a deep breath. Let the air swell in your lungs, lunge forward and give it your best, he’d say. I’d nod, bring my hands together, body…

My All-Time Most Popular Posts Offering Christian Encouragement
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My All-Time Most Popular Posts Offering Christian Encouragement

I remember when, what feels like not so long ago, my husband surprised me with a ticket and all arrangements made to the She Speaks Conference hosted by Proverbs 31 Ministries. At the time, I’d all but put my pen and blog away for two years. It was a difficult season after our sweet girl…

11 Ways to Encourage Your Husband to Be the Best Dad He Can Be (without nagging!)
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11 Ways to Encourage Your Husband to Be the Best Dad He Can Be (without nagging!)

Hey friends, today isn’t a #MomentsofHope post, but in honor of Father’s Day, I’m excited to share with you words to encourage your husband to be the best dad he can be! And yes, encourage without nagging! 🙂 I remember those first few dates. There were the great conversations that went on for hours and…