Holding onto Hope When Life Gets Harder

Holding onto Hope When Life Gets Harder

Due to unexpected family circumstances, I need to pause my series on values and share a post from earlier in the year. As our family walks through a new season of difficulty, we're still holding onto hope and trusting God as He leads us through these trials. * My...

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The Value of Cultivating Friendships

The Value of Cultivating Friendships

A friend sent this meme to me recently, and it's the perfect representation of what's happening in my world right now. In the last two months, my family has been walking through a difficult season filled with pain and heartbreak. Through it all, God has been there...

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Three Ways to Value Family

Three Ways to Value Family

In September, I started a blog series beginning with living out your values and five ways to value your faith. During today’s segment, I will be talking about three ways to value family. As I mentioned previously, my values are faith, family, friendships, health,...

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Five Ways to Value Your Faith

Five Ways to Value Your Faith

Two weeks ago, I blogged about living out your values. Then I decided to turn this into a multi-part series about living out your values by taking each of my values and talking about them. My values are faith, family, friendships, health, writing, work, and...

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Are You Living By Your Values?

Are You Living By Your Values?

The conversation began about a piano. And misplaced values. A couple of weeks ago, my husband texted me from work and asked me to see if friends of ours wanted a free piano from one of his co-workers. They declined due to a lack of space. I relayed the message and...

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Are You Struggling to Trust God to Provide?

Are You Struggling to Trust God to Provide?

I have a confession to make--sometimes trusting God is a challenge. Last week, I was stressing about our finances. But here's the thing--we have money to pay all of our bills. We have a roof over our head, two nearly-new vehicles to drive, good jobs with wonderful...

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What Distorts Your Vision?

What Distorts Your Vision?

Over the weekend, my husband and I attended his company picnic at an amusement park. Visiting the park without our sons or our granddaughter was a different experience. After enjoying a buffet of food from the picnic, we rode a handful of our favorite rides, walked...

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3 Ways to Thrive Through Life’s Challenges

3 Ways to Thrive Through Life’s Challenges

After a difficult July, my husband and I have taken a much-needed vacation to get away from the daily stresses in our busy lives. We've rented a yurt for the week at a nearby state park that we visit on a regular basis. While we are not new to camping, our aging...

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Ten Ways Prayer Journaling Strengthened My Faith

Ten Ways Prayer Journaling Strengthened My Faith

Over a decade ago, a friend mentioned how prayer journaling strengthened her prayer life and subsequently, her faith. I was intrigued and asked about her process. Her technique was quite simple—she chose a lined journal, dated each entry, and instead of praying...

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