Encouragement

Dear You Who Needs to Restore

Dear You Who Needs to Restore

Life doesn't always go the way we plan, does it? Or should I say, life never seems to go the way we plan it. You could have made plans to restore this summer - to go on a vacation with your family or a fun getaway weekend with friends.  To read certain books or to...

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How to Restore: Rest

How to Restore: Rest

As funny as it sounds, to have a restorative summer requires some work. It requires me to take a few moments to think through what gives me rest, and what doesn't. I've learned the hard way that true rest isn't just about abandoning routine, it's about embracing a new...

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How to Restore: Solitude

The start of each summer feels like an invitation to me to restore – an invitation to come and rest so that I can have enough in my tank to last through the remainder of the year. But I’ve learned that rest isn’t just about sleeping in or going on vacation.  It...

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Thankful for Freedom

Thankful for Freedom

If you live long enough, you realize freedom is never free. It's something we pause to remember as a nation on Memorial Day. We remember the many men and women who have laid down their lives so that we, our family, our neighbors, our friends, our nation, can be free,...

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When You Need Encouragement as a Mom

When You Need Encouragement as a Mom

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on unique ability. (Click HERE to read the post.) To recap the post, the definition of your unique ability is this: Your unique ability can be defined as the thing that nobody else can do but you. It's the thing that God created...

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What is Your Unique Ability?

What is Your Unique Ability?

During seasons in my life when I feel discouraged or overwhelmed, the first person I look to for help is my husband. Jason enables me to see the big picture in my life and discern what is important and what isn't, often by asking me this question: "What is your unique...

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