3 Tips to Avoid Distraction and Gain Focus

Do you find yourself saying I don't have time or I'm too busy? For me, life is filled with the responsibilities that come from being a wife to Colby, a mom to three small children, and working a part-time job outside of the home. Learning to balance all the roles of my life created a… Continue reading 3 Tips to Avoid Distraction and Gain Focus


Lessons From a Pine Tree: Four Principles for Persevering When Life Feels Heavy

Thank you for clicking and pinning this post to Pinterest. I stared up as the wind rustled through the pines that towered over the playground. Until that moment, I’d never noticed how much weight rested on the top of a tree. Branches sagged under heavy clusters of pinecones, as if they could barely bear the… Continue reading Lessons From a Pine Tree: Four Principles for Persevering When Life Feels Heavy


Carrying a Friend on Faith

*the following blog is an excerpt from a guest post originally featured on The Love Offering Blog Series Sadness lurked over her like a dark, stormy cloud. When days passed without seeing my friend, I became concerned. We pleaded and prayed for new life to grow inside her womb. Yet, before we could dream… Continue reading Carrying a Friend on Faith

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“3 Truths to Help You Persevere Through the Messy Middle” Guest Post by Abby McDonald

There’s nothing like the thrill of beginnings. Whether it’s a move, a new home, project or goal, the exhilaration of a fresh start fills us with momentum. Often, God gives us a vision that keeps us moving forward, even when others don’t understand our objective. We can see how we want things to turn out in our mind’s eye, and this picture propels us. But then, we reach the middle. Real, sometimes grueling work weighs us down. We might face adversity or distractions that keep us from moving with the same confidence in God’s plan. This is what happened to me several years ago, when I took a step of faith....