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Discovering Your “Ministry of the Moment”

This is a guest post written by my good friend Alison from AlisonTiemeyer.com.  She is a young woman whom I have immense respect for, and I specifically asked her to write a guest post on this important subject.  I pray that you are as blessed and encouraged by her words as I am. -Sarah When…

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A Beautiful Escape from the Ordinary

Recently my young family enjoyed 300 glorious hours of togetherness on a cross-country road trip “experience.” As we neared the end of the trip, my oldest daughter started rolling her eyes and sighing every time she heard the word “experience” escape her parents’ lips. Apparently, we used that word A LOT over the course of…

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Biblical Advice for the Disappointed Wife of an Imperfect Man

My husband and I are celebrating our 12th anniversary this week, which means I am finally qualified to teach a beginner course on marriage. Maybe ?!? As I look back over this past twelve years, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the man I was smart enough to say yes to. He is kind, generous,…

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One Secret that will Help You Delight in the Sound of Motherhood

Recently, I made a commitment to be more diligent about slowing down and listening to my children throughout the day. I was surprised by all that I heard… When my kids were playing make believe “mommy and daughter” in the back seat of the van, I heard my own voice coming out of my daughter’s…

I would not have chosen this path for myself, yet God has done a tremendous work in me as I have learned to embrace my limitations.    "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV    Have you been "blessed" with physical limitations?  If so, what has helped you to stay positive and live life to its fullest?

God’s Wonderful Power is Made Perfect in Our Weakness

  When I was 19 years old, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have a type A+ personality and “driven” is a mild term to describe my way of attacking life. Because of my limited energy, and the fact that my pain levels go through the roof when I am stressed, I have been forced…

I have rarely, if ever, accomplished the things I have set out to do.  My life course seems to change on a daily basis, but God has always been faithful to bring me to the destination He has planned for me.  And I am confident that He is doing the same for you.  Next time you face an unexpected detour, I encourage you to stop and think of the possibilities that this change of course may hold for you.    Here are 6 Biblical God may be orchestrating a D-E-T-O-U-R in your life.

6 Biblical Reasons to Embrace the Unexpected

I just love family game night. The laughter, conversation  and distraction-free time spent together leave me feeling full and satisfied. Our favorite game right now is Clue. We picked up the game at a garage sale last month and my girls can’t seem to get enough of it.   As a child, I used to adore…