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    Preparing our Hearts for the Holidays

    Autumn is upon us and it is incredible! Not because of the typical pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon everything — although those things are wonderful — but because this season is so special! It is special to me because this is the season when I began dating my husband and when both of my children were born, but it’s also special because this is the time we, as Christians, can prepare our hearts for the upcoming Holiday season. Whether it be the stress of unexpected guests or the anxiety of hosting large gatherings; the Holidays can be overwhelming. When I think of the upcoming season, I immediately think of the story of Martha and Mary. To summarize, Luke 10:38-42 goes into the story of Mary…

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    A Change of Pace

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve written. I’ve wanted to. I’ve thought about it probably a thousand times, but something else always took priority over finding time to sit and spill it all to my little piece of the internet. It could be that. Or it could be that I have found myself in a rut. Writer’s block, if you will? That I have become so focused on other aspects of life that the creative outlet I love so much has become somewhat of a nuisance. When put that way, it sounds bad. It sounds like my love for writing may not be love at all. Loathe, perhaps? You see, God has an incredible way of working in our lives. When God called me…

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    And Now Why Do You Wait?

    I talk so much about the amazing ways in which the Lord speaks to us. A month or so ago, I decided it’s time for me to be baptized. I emailed my ministry team at church and signed up. Last week, I received the emails back and have been hesitant to respond. Am I ready? Have I changed my ways enough? Have I repented enough? Is my heart as pure as it needs to be? Earlier today, I had a conversation explaining my feelings about it to a couple of my Christian girlfriends. I explained my thoughts and worries and they reassured me and we moved onto another topic. Later this afternoon, I began listening to Christian music on my iPhone. I was listening and…

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    A Change of Season

    Mamas, the change of season is inevitable. We find ourselves shifting from hot days filled with barbecues by the beach to cool evenings spent warming ourselves by a fireplace. Although summertime may be what speaks to our soul, autumn is always around the corner. The same goes for changes in our lives. In my own life, I have noticed God tend to stir things up just as I begin to get comfortable — just as I figure things out. The changing of seasons in our lives is also inevitable, but it is how you adjust and the outlook in which you have, that make all of the difference throughout your journey. Philippians 4:4-7says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be…

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    Testimony

    Today, I am feeling inspired to write. Maybe it is the wonderfully lively aroma of coffee in the air and hearing the hustle and bustle of the other zombie-like beings eagerly waiting for their daily pick-me-ups. It could even be that I know my husband is enjoying himself golfing and my kids are at school, having fun with their friends (aka: mommy time!!). Whatever it may be, I’ll take it! After much prayer, God made it clear to me that I need to make it known how my love for and trust in Him all began. This is lengthy and personal. This isn’t easy for me to write but, it is me and it is how I came to know my Savior. In sharing this,…

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    Leap of Faith

    God has a beautiful way of speaking to us. Whether it be through His Word in Scripture, through prayer, through our children, through music, or through our circumstances. It is no coincidence that on the day of my initial blog post, this is the ‘Verse of the Day’ on my YouVersion Bible app (this app is AMAZING, by the way!). The day where I am overcome with hesitation. The day where I am fighting anxiousness. The day where I am lacking confidence. Joshua 1:9 states “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” The book of Joshua begins with the death of Moses. At…