• Faith,  Family,  Motherhood,  Relationships,  Stress

    Blessings Un-Disguised

    I love October—the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, pumpkin doughnuts readily available in stores, cooler temps that mean I can finally wear my cute jeans and sweaters, pumpkin doughnuts, apple picking with the family, pumpkin doughnuts…. Plus, some of the best things in my family’s lives have happened in October. My husband proposed to me in October, our anniversary and several family birthdays are celebrated this month, and both houses we’ve lived in were bought in October. It seems to be our month.  But although it’s in the same spot on the calendar each year, October sneaks up on me and causes me to panic. Every. Single. Year. It…

  • Career,  Faith,  Fear,  Hope,  Prayer

    Worry Worshipper

    “God knows better than you what you need.” I felt like my head hit a wall after reading the above quote in my notes. My mind and heart were feeling discomfort; I had an instant headache and felt a quick, stabbing pain to the heart. I remember sitting on the couch, late in the evening. My husband was watching TV, and I was browsing through my phone. I was feeling anxious about finances, work, and my mile-long “to-do” list. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t admit to being an anxious person until recent years. I always presumed my feelings of being overwhelmed came from placing too much stress on myself to be a high…

  • Blog,  Faith,  Hope,  Prayer,  Stress

    Distress Calls

    It has been a rough few weeks. I mean exhausting, kids won’t nap, laundry is piling up, we are running out of food in the pantry but I can’t find time to grocery shop, and my husband has been working so many hours I don’t have the energy to hold down the fort on my own much longer kind of rough. Some days, I feel like I’m waving the white flag, but somehow, it’s not working, and more and more just gets piled on. Does anyone else relate to this?! I would imagine at least a few of you. This is something I would definitely label as being in distress,…