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Apr 012015
God's Hand In Our Unemployment Journey

When my husband and I got married, we were both unemployed. I went back to working as a substitute teacher a couple of months later and my husband didn’t land a job until we had been married for about six months.

It was hard not knowing if we would have money to buy food or keep a roof over our heads. I dealt with immense fear every time I stepped foot into the grocery store because spending money meant we had less to rely on for other things like our electric bill and mortgage. On top of that, I hated my job and came home frustrated or in tears most of the time. I didn’t know how to deal with that while also knowing that my husband was doing his best to find a job to support us.

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Oct 162014
I Am A Writer

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending Breathe Christian Writers Conference held at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary on the campus of Cornerstone University (where I attended college!). It was seemingly by chance that I heard about the conference only a couple of weeks before it was set to happen. It took me almost a day to muster up the courage to even ask my husband about it but once I did, he was completely supportive. With only a few days to spare before registration closed, I took the plunge and signed up.

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Jan 312014
Rest for the Weary {My Struggle with Rest}

Do you ever feel tired and worn out? So tired that you struggle to muster up the strength just to get out of bed in the morning. So worn out that simple tasks feel like enormous chores. So completely exhausted that it is hard even to think coherently. In a nutshell, you feel weary to the point of being physically, mentally and spiritually drained.

There could be many reasons for feeling like this. You might have a lot of responsibilities piling up making it seem impossible to ever see the end of your mile long to do list. You might be trying to navigate a new season in life and are unsure how to figure it all out. You might be dealing with some sort of loss; a dream or maybe even a loved one. You might be struggling through some sort of illness. Or maybe like me, you are simply struggling to get adequate rest.

Whatever the reason you are struggling, I want you to know that there is hope. It might not come in the way you expect, but there is rest for the weary.

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Aug 272013
Life Update and A New Series Announcement

Hello to you lovely readers! I had hoped to have part one of the new series I am planning published but other things have required my attention today and I that isn’t going to happen. Instead I am giving you a bit of an update of my life and letting you know why I have been somewhat absent from the blog.

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