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Are You in a Season Worried about God Providing?- Guest Post by Abby McDonald

Are you in one of those seasons where you question whether God will provide? Sometimes it takes need of a Comforter to remember his presence is always there.

Do you ever find yourself in a season where you question whether God will provide? If so you are not alone. Today I am excited to introduce you to my friend Abby McDonald. Through her story, she sweetly reminds us even in the midst of our unexpected circumstances we must go back to what we know not what we feel.  Of course, I loved the story because it shows how creative our God is by using a dog to point her...

When Holiday Traditions Hurt to the Core

Do you love the sweet rituals that the holidays bring but what happens when you find yourself in a place where the holiday traditions hurt?

Maybe you are a little bit like me, and planning for the holidays and creating lasting traditions is just who you are. Do you love the sweet rituals that the holidays bring but what happens when you find yourself in a place where the holiday traditions hurt? Maybe circumstances have made the traditions impossible, or someone is missing from the celebrations. Traditions once loved can now feel unbearable to carry on. Back in 2008, my heart ached at every step...

The Best Thing to Do When Life Is Difficult

Life is challenging, unpredictable and quite honestly painful at times. When life is difficult, we need to know what is the best thing to do.

Do you ever find yourself squeezing your eyes shut wondering if they might just pop out? Or clenching your hands so tight it leaves indentations on your palms? All the while – wishing, wishing, wishing – things were another way? When life is difficult, we need to know what is the best thing to do. Life is challenging, unpredictable and quite honestly painful at times. Knowing what we will do first when the pain feels like it will devour us whole,...

First Day of School for the Mom of a Child with a Mental Illness

As I sit in my comfortable chair outside listening to the bird’s chirp, I think to myself: life today is not bad. It feels smooth, easy and comfortable. Relishing in the fact that today, school is starting, and it is no longer a part of my world. I consciously decide to ignore those old feelings of what it used to be like struggling to get a child to school. I say to myself, “not this year;” it is my turn...