Happy Memorial Day!
For many of us, this day marks the beginning of summer! Some of us may have a few more days left of school, but many have already completed their year. Thoughts of the beach, hammocks, and flip-flops fill our minds.
For most, summer is a break away from the regular. It’s time to let schedules slide a little. Fit in getaways and vacations. Turn off the alarm clock and push off the early bedtimes.
Here in Arizona we don’t get quite the summer much of the country gets, yet it’s still a chance to change up routines and take an extra moment or two to simply breathe. When it’s up over 100°, hammocks are pretty much out of the question! 🙂 But we make the best of it anyway!
For me, this summer comes on the heels of an exhausting year and there is no longer any avoiding of God’s call for me to not only tackle some things that take some extra time, but to rest as well. Therefore, I’m taking June and July to break away from my regular. I want to fully enjoy my kids, refuel my soul, and prepare for the next chapter of this ministry.
But WAIT! I’m not going to be gone altogether!
I am bringing you The Summer Sizzle Blog Hop Series where 9 Christian Women Blogs share their very best posts all summer long![bctt tweet=”The #SummerSizzleBlogHop Series! 9 #ChristianWomenBloggers share their best posts each week! #hope” username=”lori_schumaker”]
Friends, you are in for a treat! These posts aren’t just here on my site! They span all 9 blogs so you will have lots of content all summer long! You will get 9 blogs with 9 different posts each week! It’s a wonderful opportunity for you to taste a bit of each unique style of encouragement and hope. Keeping track of all 9 blogs might be a bit challenging, so why not subscribe and get notified each time a new post is out?
Chock Full of Hope-Filled Content
Did I mention how much I love these ladies? That I can vouch for each of them when I tell you the words you read on their pages are the very same women you find behind the screen. They are beautiful ladies inside and out. They live what they write. And the wisdom coming from them is stuff I count on in my day-to-day.
They are prayer warriors, cheerleaders, and accountability partners.
And friends, this is not just their latest posts. This is a collection of their BEST POSTS. The ones that have really impacted the lives of their readers.
My best posts will be on their sites each week, so I’d love it if you would come visit me there on occasion! But my prayer is that you will find more hope, more encouragement, and more resources to keep you plugged into the Father. Whether the content is from me or from others, where I want you is living victoriously free!
My Thursday #ChosenandWorthy posts will go on vacation with me, but will return in August with some new great content! #MomentsofHope will still be here, but there will be a couple of changes for the summer. I want to continue the link-up each week so that, bloggers, your hope is reaching more people, and readers, you have the opportunity to continue finding a steady stream of hope-filled content in your life! However, to keep me on my vacation, there will not be a featured post each week and I will only allow myself a minimal amount of time to stop by all the links. When I do stop by, though, I will continue to share the posts via one or more of my social media channels. ?
#MomentsofHope Featured Post
Friends, if you are weary right now, I encourage you to rest as well. Each of our lives are different and the ways in which we rest may vary here on Susie Eller’s blog for her life-giving series on REST! However, no matter the season you are in, I urge you to find a way to extend care for yourself. Your rest is to the benefit of all your loved ones and rest makes you a better version of yourself for all those loved ones!just as much. Sometimes we are in seasons where rest is not much of an option. I recently wrote about that
So, you can imagine when last week I came across When You Need a Retreat (and it’s free guide!), I was intrigued! And what a beautiful place of HOPE I found at Middle Mercies. Aimee’s heart is for the Mom in the middle years. Running the marathon of life yet struggling with exhaustion midway. She has created something pretty fantastic that I think will meet you in your need for rest! Stop by to grab this excellent resource and like you are always so good at, make sure to leave her some #MomentsofHope-style comment love!
Creating Your One-Woman Retreat Guide
A 5-day video series on planning your own retreat for rest + renewal. Build sustainable rhythms of engagement + retreat to live well and love well.
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Did you miss some of the most popular posts from the #ChosenandWorthy Series? You can find all them right HERE !
Hope is at the heartbeat of living victorious lives. Without hope, what do we have? But to hold onto that hope, there are some things we have to embrace like our identity in Christ, the power of gratitude, and a positive thought life. Would you like extra encouragement to keep you focused on the right things? – The things that will keep your hope alive?
Thank you for joining me here each week to share the hope given to us through Christ. Whether your words come from a story that points to the full healing you have experienced in Christ, or its a story of the journey along the road to the healing you know He is working in you, it is giving hope to others. Your words matter and I am honored to have you share them here in this space!
Thank you so much for joining me each week in this place where we share and soak HOPE! Your hearts are a gift to me.?
What I ask of you:
- Share up to 2 URLs (to a blog post, not the actual blog) that resonates with the topic of HOPE. Anything that gives us hope for tomorrow. Hope for victory. The little things and the big. Anything that inspires us to lean into Jesus and let Him carry us through.
Important: If you don’t have a blog post or podcast that resonates with HOPE, join in other ways as you pray and encourage others with a comment or a prayer.
*Please leave a comment on the link just before each of your links. Would you love them well? Encourage them in their efforts to share the hope of Jesus. If you have time, stop by more than one sweet writer’s little corner of the blog world!
Of course, I would love it if you would follow me via my blog and/or social media channels! Signing up to join the Searching for Moments Community gets you access to all of the resources available in the Library of Hope along with post updates and the inside scoop! (Linking up here does give me access to your email which I will utilize only to alert you to details regarding the link-up such as vacations or technical issues!)
Please either grab the #MomentsofHope button found here or link back to me to encourage new linkers.
Finally, find me linking up with these encouraging places![inlinkz_linkup id=718220 mode=1]