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Weakness and Strength

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Wondering how to get motivated for the little mundane things you know you should do but they just don’t seem exciting enough to always move us for their own sakes… ie. Saying your prayers, getting out of bed, working out, having that conversation, kindness when you are irritated, forgiveness when it hurts, keeping up with whatever duties we have in our particular season (think housework, studies, or an actual job), etc?

If you are struggling with letting “I don’t feel like it right now” control your day. If procrastination or excuses have you trapped in a vicious cycle that leaves you angry, depressed, or frustrated, devastating your belief in yourself or encouraging you to play the victim card: “This is just too hard for me“, “I’m not cut out for this“, “I’ll never succeed“, “I’ll always be a failure“. “I can’t“. Then I wrote this article for you.

It is a simple, research based strategy to help pull yourself out of the lethargy, but from a new place of strength…

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Personal Growth, Relationship with God

3 simple secrets to living a more Childlike Faith (relating to God as Father)

In many respects I am the last person who should ever be writing about this topic. God as Father? Childlike faith has almost always had an impossible and, if we are being perfectly honest, even slightly repulsive ring to it in my mind.

My whole childhood I LONGED to be a grownup. And now that I am one, I LOVE IT! I revel in it. Aging doesn’t phase me, it excites me!

The difficulties and obstacles that face me in adulthood have always been further ways to show “my strength“.  I pride myself on being able to do anything I put my mind to. I love that sense of “capable”ness, that the “grown-up” me has; a level of self-confidence I never experienced before.

But, believe it or not, this love of adulthood, is what set me on the path to appreciating what it means to have childlike faith.

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On the days when Motherhood is Hard…

This May I dedicated my blog to living motherhood as a calling. I spent some time revisiting past posts in which I have reflected on what motherhood has taught me, what makes it beautiful, and what makes it hard.

Many days are hard.

Most days are messy.

Post-Partum depression, overwhelm, irritability, and selfishness are very real things. But so are growth, joy, awe, tenderness, and beauty.

Personal Growth

8 Steps to Win all your Spiritual Battles

Want to start winning your spiritual battles?

We know there’s a war going on, but we aren’t always sure what to do in the fight.  Besides never surrendering, what is my responsibility? How can I make sure I choose the right side? Maybe your adversary is cunning and you are tired and beat down. Instead of giving up, why don’t you try these 8 tips for success:

Discernment, Quiet and Listening to God, When life is Hard

When it Feels Like God is Silent…

What are we supposed to think when God is silent? If He truly loved us wouldn’t He speak? We are seeking desperately for answers, for encouragement, for consolation… and yet we are met with quiet. Why? Did I do something wrong? Does He not love me? Does He not care? Is He even listening?

Some of our darkest moments happen when we feel far from God, or rather that He feels far from us.

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