Trusting God and Living Surrendered

Peace, joy, hope, love, and yes, strength comes through trust and surrender. The world may have given you a negative view of the word “surrender”, but in God’s world, it is an act of courage. Learn to live surrendered to the One who you can trust through the challenges and heartaches of life. Unveil your hope by embracing God’s grace and truth. These posts will share our adoption story, the Surrendered Hearts Manifesto, and what living surrendered looks like in day-to-day life.

63 Years of Loving Well – The Ingredients to a Lasting Marriage
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63 Years of Loving Well – The Ingredients to a Lasting Marriage

“We are heading to the hotel tomorrow for one night and we will be back home Thursday. Going to celebrate our anniversary with my BEAUTIFUL wife!!!!!” As I was driving and my son read the text out loud, how could I not smile BIG? It was a text from my 86-year-old dad. He and my…

What to Do When You Feel God Has Abandoned You
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What to Do When You Feel God Has Abandoned You

I remember the tears. The days when laughter began to slip away and emotions threatened to unhinge my knowledge of truth. It was a season in which I felt as though God had abandoned me. Life hadn’t worked out as I had thought it would. I was left in a puddle of emotions and God…

Loving Your Spouse Well When Your Nest is Almost Empty
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Loving Your Spouse Well When Your Nest is Almost Empty

This week for the Building a Lasting Love Story #MarriageSeries, I get to bring you my friend, a passionate follower of Jesus and a gifted encourager, Melanie Redd.  As well as teaching and speaking, Melanie writes at Ministry of Hope. She’s been married to Randy for 26 years and their nest is almost empty! Today,…

Loving Your Spouse Well While Parenting Teens
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Loving Your Spouse Well While Parenting Teens

This week for the Building a Lasting Love Story #MarriageSeries, I get to bring you a dear friend. Shannon Geurin is passionate follower of Jesus who loves her husband and girls fiercely! She’s brave and fun and I just know you will be encouraged by what she has to say about loving your spouse well while…

How to Love Your Spouse Well During the Busy Parenting Years
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How to Love Your Spouse Well During the Busy Parenting Years

I’m so pleased to share with you my dear friend and gifted writer, Valerie Murray from Cord of 6. She is a Mama to 4 beautiful children and is on the go nonstop, so if anyone can relate to your struggles to loving your spouse well during these years, she can! She loves her husband…

The Humbling Witness of Unshakable Faith
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The Humbling Witness of Unshakable Faith

As God gifts us with a child, He opens a Mother’s heart in an indescribable way. A love once unfathomed, now is birthed. It is a love that serves as the closest thing on earth to the Father’s love for us. But it leaves a Mother with her heart tender and unprotected. An easy target for wounding….