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.

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,…

10 Helpful Bible Verses About the Love of God to Be Grateful For
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10 Helpful Bible Verses About the Love of God to Be Grateful For

The love of God changes lives. It reaches in and heals what is broken and fuels us to live with purpose. It gives us the ability to love better and see the world through the eyes of compassion and truth. The Love of God This is the 7th of a 7 post series about the…

Please God Help Me Know Your Unconditional Love
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Please God Help Me Know Your Unconditional Love

If you’ve been around here very long at all, you know that my past wasn’t always pretty. It held lots of hurt from betrayal, sin, and brokenness. I spent many years repeating the words, “Please, God, help me.” It took a long time for me to discover and embrace God’s unconditional love. After an abortion…

I Am a Child of God: Why Is Now the Most Important Time to Know This?
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I Am a Child of God: Why Is Now the Most Important Time to Know This?

I was enormous — already. I was nearing the 8-month mark in my pregnancy when I found myself sprinting across the zoo after my 2-year-old. On one foot I wore a medical boot because of a clutzy fall I’d had a few weeks before. However, as my son darted for the gated ‘Do Not Enter’…