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Grace & Truth for When You’re Overwhelmed

| August 23, 2019
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This year has been exhausting for me. Last year ended with a sudden death in the family right before Christmas and January came with a breast cancer diagnosis. I pushed through, waiting for treatment to end so I could rest and enjoy the summer. 

I thought that all I had to do was make it through April, but then the bills came. I’d accrued these bills, and I refused to watch my daughter have a boring summer because we couldn’t afford to do anything. I worked overtime my first week back at work and continued straight through July. By August, I was always either crying or raging over something.

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Chronic Pain, Back To School, And Our Grace & Truth Link Up

For this week’s Grace & Truth post, I’m passing the reins over to my friend and fellow Candid Gal, Valerie Riese. I’m still down with a massive migraine, and she graciously offered to step in for me. ~ Heather…

August 16, 2019
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Grace & Truth – A Parenting Link Up

I apologize for having today’s Grace and Truth post up so late. The truth is, I’ve been down with a massive migraine all week, and I just haven’t been able to push through it.…

August 9, 2019
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Grace & Truth and Interruptions

We have all had someone interrupt us while we were trying to get something done. Whether that was our children, our spouse, our parents, friends, co-workers, or customers, interruptions are a part of life. I love how Jerralea took a moment to remind us…

August 2, 2019
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Grace & Truth For Once Saved, Always Saved

I remember the first time someone asked me if I believed in the once saved, always saved doctrine. It was completely foreign to me. I had grown up hearing about things like backsliding and falling away. But I didn’t just hear about it once.…

July 26, 2019
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Just Give Me Jesus, Grace, & Truth

One of my favorite things about summer is sharing my quiet time with my daughter. It started a couple of years back. I would get up and see my husband off for work, then take my Bible and coffee out to the picnic table…

July 19, 2019
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Grace and Truth for When We Struggle

Have you ever felt like a failure as a Christian woman? Like, you looked at other Christian women doing all the things, and then looked in the mirror and found yourself wanting? Candid Confession: I have.…

July 12, 2019
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Grace & Truth for Quiet Time Distractions

One of my favorite things to do is read my Bible aloud. Not like to anyone. Just to myself. I love hearing the Word of God. Putting inflection into it. There’s just something about speaking it aloud that makes it come alive for me.…

July 5, 2019
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Grace & Truth for When You Have Trouble Falling Asleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Would you be surprised to learn that this is a common struggle among women? In 2002 the National Sleep Foundation did a survey that found 63% of women suffered from insomnia. That’s a lot of tired…

June 28, 2019
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Grace and Truth For Questions Like “Are You Okay?”

Are you okay? How are you doing today? How’s it going? These are questions we get asked on a regular basis. Or at least we do in my neck of the woods. And 90% of the time, they are asked because people really want…

June 21, 2019
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Grace & Truth For Such A Time As This

Can I be honest and tell you that I haven’t always loved the story of Esther in the Bible? It’s one of the stories that I didn’t always understand from the first time I read it. Let me be frank, I’m a very analytical…

June 14, 2019
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Just What Does The Bible Say About Your Struggle?

Let’s be honest, we all struggle with something. And sometimes, we’d like to know just what the Bible says about it. You know, find out if our struggle is even worth struggling with in the first place. Or maybe we talk ourselves into something…

June 7, 2019
Grace and Truth for when parenting is hard

Grace & Truth For When Parenting Is Hard

Let’s be honest for a moment… parenting is hard. Even on the good days. Even under “normal circumstances.” (Whatever that means.) My children are growing up. Our youngest (twins) will turn 12 this year. They start 6th grade in the fall. I’ve started reminiscing…

May 31, 2019
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Encourage Yourself With Grace and Truth

If you’ve read this blog for long, you know that I love the grace the Gospel offers. And that I’m no fan of the boot-strap Gospel. Nothing in me wants encourage others (or myself) to try-harder or just do-better. Everything in me clings to…

May 17, 2019
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Dear Mom… (And The Grace and Truth Link Up)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If your children are still little, you have probably been getting handwritten notes and crafts they created at school. Maybe some flowers or cards. On the bulletin board next to my desk I have a Mother’s Day…

May 10, 2019