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Endurance for Our Lives

2021 has finally come to a close. To be honest, I think overall 2021 was harder than 2020. There was a build up of plans for when things get "back to normal," decisions left unmade because of the uncertainty of what was ahead. My focus phrase for the year was "Patient Endurance", and I definitely… Continue reading Endurance for Our Lives

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Feelings Can’t Always Be Trusted

I’ve been struggling lately. Things have become so busy, I feel like every time I turn a different direction there is more to do, and I have become so mentally and physically exhausted that my emotions are off balance. I don’t feel like I’m doing anything to the level that I expect of myself, and… Continue reading Feelings Can’t Always Be Trusted

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Beauty from a Meltdown

“Just because motherhood sometimes lacks ease and pleasure doesn’t mean it’s not always good and beautiful. We just might need to grow to fully appreciate its beauty.” Shiny Things - Amanda Bacon It is hard to see the beauty in motherhood in the middle of a toddler meltdown. Just recently, my daughter had a meltdown… Continue reading Beauty from a Meltdown

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Avoid the Trap of People-Pleasing

Recently I realized that my habit during my high school years of letting people copy answers off of me was a part of my people-pleasing struggle. I got away with it most of the time, and for a few minutes at least my classmates accepted me. There was one boy in my Algebra class that… Continue reading Avoid the Trap of People-Pleasing

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God Can Use the Chaos

It’s interesting to me how even though some aspects of life slowed down last year, other things in our life either didn’t slow down or actually got busier.  Over one year later, things are still so busy in so many areas. Work hasn’t slowed down for either me or my husband, and our daughter is… Continue reading God Can Use the Chaos

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The Connection Between Anxiety, Peace, and Gentleness

I’ve been meaning to write a post for a few weeks now, but it seemed like every time I thought I would have time, something came up and it just didn’t happen. January, especially the last half of the month, was a hard time in toddler world, which carried into February. But because I am… Continue reading The Connection Between Anxiety, Peace, and Gentleness