Breaking free from moments of discouragement

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Breaking free from moments of discouragement

Breaking free from moments of discouragement

This past week I have been feeling blah! I didn’t even want to write a post. If the truth be told, I was having an encounter with discouragement. “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.” Psalm 43:5 Low energy, an unusually harsh winter season, and exhaustion from work have all fuelled this lack of motivation to do much. This funk has only proved to make me feel miserable and seems to magnify other issues to appear

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Becoming A Fearless Woman of God

Becoming A Fearless Woman of God

I felt the familiar tightening of my throat muscles as microscopic beads of sweat broke out on my upper lip. My stomach did a somersault. I couldn’t seem to catch my breath even as the sound of my speeding heart pounded in my ears. Nervously I averted my stare away from that of my friend. I thought for sure she could see in my eyes the grip of fear that had taken hold of me. What brought on this sudden flight response, you might be asking? Simply this. It was my friend’s sweet and unexpected invitation for me to come

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Hope was born from Love on Christmas Day

Hope was born from Love on Christmas Day

The Christmas season is in full swing for many of us. We have our trees decorated with festive lights and ornaments while bright-colored stockings have been hung from our fireplace mantles.  All in hopeful anticipation for a visit from the red-suite, round belly, jolly old man. (By the way, that’s for those who still believe in good old Santa Claus.) The malls are alive, crackling with the noise of animated shoppers busy looking for that perfect gift.  I personally try to avoid the malls, as best I can.   I figure I’m less likely to get trampled in a “buy one get one free” stampede

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The honorable role as his help meet

The honorable role as his help meet

When I first got married, I didn’t want to be my husband’s help meet. I was a strong and independent young woman. Sure, I had fallen in love. I also wanted to get married and spend the rest of my life with this wonderful gift of a man God had blessed me with. Still, after surviving the many incredulous events that life had thrown at me, including the death of my dad when I was nine and the responsibility of taking care of my three younger sisters years later, I wanted to feel secure and happy.  I wanted to just

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Gratefully accepting the nomination for the 2017 Liebster award

Gratefully accepting the nomination for the 2017 Liebster award

I have discovered in the one plus year that I have been blogging that the rewards to doing something I love can be endless. One of such rewards include the nomination for the Liebster Award.  This is an award that recognizes and honors new bloggers who have 200 or less followers on their blog site.  This award not only brings recognition for hard work but also provides a great way to connect with others in the blogging world. TO MY NOMINATOR I would like to say a BIG thank you to Cassie Wilson over at http://cassielwilson.com for nominating me and paying

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Self care – Me time for the weary mom

Self care – Me time for the weary mom

  Finally!! A free moment to sit and catch your breath. It has been a chaotic morning.  Actually, come to think of it, so has many of your mornings.  It didn’t help that you slept through the alarm today.  If  only you had made the kids’ lunch before going to bed like you wanted to.  But then if you had, you wouldn’t have had time to fold that extra load of laundry.  And you wouldn’t have been able to put the finishing touches on hubby’s shirt. No point crying over spilled milk, literally.  The clean up cost you the last few

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Choosing to have hope in the midst of pain

Choosing to have hope in the midst of pain

I debated writing this post. If not for any other reason, it’s this….transparency is not easy! And it’s especially not easy when our situation is still fresh or ongoing. Most times we are more inclined to share when we have gone through our experience and come out the other end victorious. But, even just making the decision to share in struggles somehow has the power to be comforting. Though this post is not about full disclosure, I felt lead to share this much. No one wants to feel pain!! As a Registered Nurse, I know it’s common knowledge that pain

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Walking through the seasons of life

Walking through the seasons of life

The huge potted mums was lying on its side again.  Though larger than most, the plastic planter was no match for the strong winds and rain that were normal for this time of the year. Most of the beautiful red, yellow and orange leaves that had majestically crowned the tree tops were now lying in a bronze colored carpet on the ground. There weren’t enough leaves for the neighboring kids to frolic in but there was certainly enough to send my husband off to the local hardware store for a rake and recycling yard bags.  Yes, what was just a

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Transform your day with five minutes in His presence

Transform your day with five minutes in His presence

Every night I sleep with my phone charging on my night stand as most people do.  When I awake in the mornings I usually spend a few minutes lying in bed thinking about the day ahead or reviewing the day before. On the mornings when I am not focused or intentional, I have a tendency to absent-mindedly reach for my phone.  Without much thought I proceed to scan through my emails or flip through my social feeds.  It doesn’t take long for me to realize what I am doing and I remind myself this is no way to start the

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When God is Silent

When God is Silent

Think of the times you’ve had to leave home for an extended period of time, going off to school or perhaps even getting married. Some of the most comforting and reassuring words we can hear from our parents are these, “If you ever need anything, doesn’t matter day or night, just call, we’ll be here.” Even though there may be apprehension and probably some anxiety about the unknown,  somehow hearing those reassuring words help to make us feel calmer and less worried.  We know we can trust our parents’ words and that they will indeed be there for us.  Their

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