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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 You Know Holidays Will Be a Struggle

Does the mere mention of the upcoming holidays cause you to gasp for air, sweat profusely, or wish the season was over before it begins? Maybe you know up front the holidays are going to be a struggle; which makes it hard to look forward to them. However, understanding what helps can make a world of difference. What is your biggest struggle or challenge of the season? Skip the pat answers and go deep. The difficulty will be unique to...

Why Grateful People Are Happy People: Guest Post by Wendy de Jong

Do you ever wonder why grateful people are happy people? Well, you are in for a treat today as my friend Wendy de Jong who blogs at “The Gratfulist“ shares with us some nuggets of truth about gratitude.  I love the tools she leaves us with to start a gratitude practice. She continually inspires me with her words to want to live a life that starts with being thankful. ...

Calm My Anxious Heart: How God Enabled Me to Trust: Guest Post by Julie Loos

Being still is hard, but when you have an anxiety disorder, your mind is always going. Asking an anxious person to be still is an oxymoron.

Do you have an anxious heart or trouble being still? Today I want you to meet, Julie Loos, a friend of mine who blogs over at Unmasking the Mess. She brings us a fresh perspective as she shares what it is like to be still in the midst of anxiety. She is my hero when she states her disorder has been a blessing. We all can take away some useful tips from her wise words. Thank you, Julie....

When Being Still is Uncomfortable, A Different Perspective – Guest Post by Leslie Newman

Do you find it hard to be still? Sometimes it follows me right into my prayer life. This month we plan to tackle the meaning and benefits of being still.

Do you find it hard to be still? I certainly do, and it follows me right into my prayer life. Learning about God and serving him comes easy for me.  However, sitting still with him is an area which is a continuous struggle for me. This month we plan to tackle the meaning and benefits of being still with God and ourselves. Hope you will join us as we take this journey. To kick off our new series, I am...

Out Of The Box

Box - Out of the Box

Do you categorize people based on differences? I honestly didn’t think I did until it hit me smack dab in the face at a recent convention. It got me thinking: What might happen if we stopped putting people in boxes?...

Growing in Awareness

Today I am so excited to welcome a special guest to Embracing the Unexpected. Please meet Catherine P. Downing. She has a beautiful way of encouraging others to see God in the midst of caring for a loved one with mental illness.  Maree Dee May is Mental Health Awareness Month, though for one out of five families, so are the other 11 months. We are one of those families....