We sat in a circle at the end of Bible study, everyone taking a turn to pray for something that had been shared earlier. I could feel the panic rise within me. I wanted to get up and run away. Maybe I could escape to the bathroom, but that would be obvious, wouldn’t it? I … Continue reading Our Prayers Don’t Have to be Perfect
We’re in the middle of this beautiful time where the leaves are changing. The colors around us pop, and there’s beauty everywhere. But we wouldn’t have that beauty without change. I have been someone to shy away from change. I usually want things to stay the same. I want things to be constant and predictable. … Continue reading The Beauty of Change
Sweet friend, Slow down. I see you rushing around, trying to get everything done, but all it’s doing is causing you more stress and anxiety. I know you think that as you cross more off your list, you’ll feel better, but I see you adding even more to it. You constantly find another thing that … Continue reading Sweet Friend, Slow Down
Sweet friend, I don’t know what hard thing you’re facing right now, but I know something is staring you in the face, trying to get you to back down. It continually shows up, making you feel discouraged and defeated. Your eyes are heavy, and your feet are tired. The weight on your shoulders pulls you … Continue reading Our Hope and Refuge
Dear Friend, I know you are ashamed of your past. You’re ashamed of the mistakes you’ve made. You’re ashamed of the struggles you’ve dealt with. You’re ashamed of what somebody did to you. You try to hide it from the rest of the world, hoping it will disappear into the shadows, but it keeps coming back … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Hide Your Past
I have partnered with The Children’s Book Review and Daniel Gershkovitz to bring you a book review of Daniel’s latest book, We Can Color - Fun & Facts Coloring Book: The Coolest Trucks in the World! This is so much more than a simple coloring book. It’s packed with many facts about different types of … Continue reading Book Review – We Can Color!
The first day of school can be frightening for anyone, even dragons. On her first day at Village School, Dragon hides and is nervous because she doesn’t know what to expect from being at school.But with the help of her friends, she learns the importance of being herself.Bianca Schulze has written another engaging and interactive … Continue reading Book Review – Just Be Yourself, Dragon!
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and author David Horn to bring you a book giveaway of Eudora Space Kid. Eudora Space Kid Written by David Horn Ages 6-10 | 97 Pages Publisher: David Horn | ISBN-13: 9781736677407 Publisher’s Synopsis: Eudora is a typical 3rd grader. A typical 3rd grader who lives on … Continue reading Book Giveaway – Eudora Space Kid
Sweet friend, I know you look at everyone around you and think they have it all together. You want to be like them with their seemingly perfect lives. You cut yourself down time and time again because you feel like you don’t measure up. You feel worthless, and you’re exhausted from carrying this weight. Don’t … Continue reading The Comparison Game is Stealing Your Joy
To the mama trying to hold it all together, I see the smile you show the rest of the world. I see the way you do everything you can to make sure things run smoothly, but I also see the truth you’re hiding from others. Maybe you’re even trying to hide it from yourself. You're … Continue reading To the Mom Trying to Hold it Together
To the woman ready to give up on her marriage, I see the tears falling down your face, and I know they feel endless. This is not a situation you ever expected to face. It’s not what you anticipated when you stood before him and said, “I do.” You expected a lifetime filled with joy … Continue reading To the Woman Ready to Give Up on Her Marriage
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and Ryan O'Connor to bring you a special book giveaway of Ryan's latest book, Ting Ting, the Girl Who Saved China. ABOUT THE BOOK Ting Ting, the Girl Who Saved China Written by Ryan O’Connor Illustrated by Xiang Minghui Ages 6-10 | 48 Pages Publisher: Xlibris Corp … Continue reading Book Giveaway – Ting Ting, the Girl Who Saved China
To the mama struggling with postpartum depression, I know right now you’re surrounded by darkness, but it won’t always be this way. I know you feel like you can’t breathe, but it won’t always be this way. I know the tears fall freely, but it won’t always be this way. I know you feel broken … Continue reading It Won’t Always Be This Way
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and Dover Publications to bring you a review of the series Game On! Awesome Activities. Check out the giveaway at the end of the review for your chance to win a prize back of these titles. Game On! USA: Awesome Activities for Clever Kids Written by Patrick … Continue reading Book Review – Game On!
Mama, I know this school year has been hard. It was filled with ups and downs, and nothing consistent other than inconsistency. There were good days and bad days. There were quarantines and unexpected doctor visits. There were canceled plans and changes to schedules. Nothing stayed the same. I know you felt like you were … Continue reading Mama, You Made It To Summer—Now Enjoy It!