Walking Counts When It’s Hard to Run Your Race

via proverbs31.org Everything about me looked like I was a serious runner. Leggings, earbuds and my cellphone armband communicated to all onlookers that I was in the habit of exercising regularly. The elastic in my pants firmed up my otherwise wiggly cellulite, making me appear more toned. I felt good, looked the part and had [...]

By |2023-01-19T14:19:40+00:00January 19th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

When Family Gets Messy

via proverbs31.org Growing up, my family was one big mess. Fighting. Arguing. Yelling. Crying. And eventually, a lot of forgiving. During the early years, especially before we knew Jesus, it seemed like the holidays were always the worst. If ever there is a place to learn about forgiveness … to practice forgiveness … to struggle [...]

By |2023-01-19T14:18:28+00:00January 19th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

Post Holiday Fatigue? 4 Scriptures to Help Restore and Renew

via dayspring.com After weeks of whirlwind holiday planning and activities, the holiday season has come to an end. Anyone else feeling less-than-energized? If so, you’re in good company! When post-holiday exhaustion hits, it can be difficult to find motivation. Care to join us for some much-needed rest and rejuvenation? Here are 4 Scriptures on rest and restoration to help guide [...]

By |2023-01-19T14:14:08+00:00January 19th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

6 Ways to Show Love this Year

via dayspring.com God loves everyone—and He calls us to do the same selflessly, without expectation of something in return. Love is given utmost importance in His Word. We are expected to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind—and to love our neighbor, too. What is love? The ‘Love Verse’ at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 [...]

By |2023-01-19T14:10:53+00:00January 19th, 2023|Encouragement|0 Comments

3 Questions to Ask Before Offering Advice

via dayspring.com Her Facebook post was meant to be humorous, not a solicitation for advice. Instead, it was meant to be a comedic head-nod to all the new-year weight-watchers who were already weary of salad — which was just about everyone. Thus, she posted a hilarious quip from her recent class on weight and healthy [...]

By |2022-08-05T19:03:41+00:00August 5th, 2022|Encouragement|0 Comments

Finished Seasons

via proverbs31.org There’s a valid question a lot of people find themselves asking: “When this season of my life ends, what am I supposed to do next?” In the present, as my three daughters continue to grow up, my role as parent has shifted, and I find myself tossing that question around in my mind. [...]

By |2022-08-05T18:56:17+00:00August 5th, 2022|Encouragement|0 Comments

When Gratitude Feels Unnatural

via dayspring.com We climbed into bed, exhausted with a weariness of the soul that comes from an unexpected burden. The shock of the events of the day left us numb and speechless, but sleep was the farthest thing from our minds when our heads hit the pillows that chilly November night. We had hurriedly packed [...]

By |2022-07-15T13:53:49+00:00July 14th, 2022|Encouragement|0 Comments
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