Ebenezers

Thank you for contributing this guest post, Jonna Nixon, answering the question: What gifts has God given you in 2021? For many, the past couple of years have been… well, just hard. We all know the reasons. Formany of us, we’ve lost people we love, we’ve been critically ill ourselves, we’ve endured multiplenegative repercussions on... Continue Reading →

Mama Meditations, Volume II, is available!

I'm happy to share that Mama Meditations: Devotional Book & Gratitude Journal for Moms, Volume II, is now available on Amazon! If you prefer a signed copy, you can order directly from me (just keep in mind these copies typically take two weeks to order/sign/ship). Mama Meditations: Volume II is a devotional book and gratitude journal... Continue Reading →

Is it too hard to find bright spots in 2020?

Have you noticed that this year, fewer people are sharing gratitude lists on social media? Normally, our feeds are swamped this time of year, right? Everyone participates in 30-day gratitude challenges. People post photos of things they're most thankful for. We know the hubbub will not last, but the November rush is nice. Not this... Continue Reading →

Facing the fear of missing out

Today's guest contributor is author Kennan Buckner. Check out her bio and the link to her book at the end of the post! I grew up with limited access to the internet, back when you had to use dial-up. In junior high and high school, I wasn’t allowed to have a MySpace account, but I... Continue Reading →

Redeeming time

I made the decision to homeschool Maggie months ago. I know this doesn't match the experience of most parents this year, during this odd pandemic. Most parents waited on pins and needles for schools to announce their plans, reacting to the alignment with CDC guidelines, or something like that. Not me. Maybe it's because I... Continue Reading →

Dissonance

I remember attending my first Twelve Step recovery meeting ever. It was an open meeting, and I attended with a friend. I listened. I learned a lot and felt that even though what people were sharing didn't totally apply to me, there was something warm and familiar about it all the same. I couldn't put... Continue Reading →

Say yes

I found myself whispering, too, even though I wasn’t the one hiding in a closet while a drunken man beat on the door. “Bridgett, it’s okay. You’ll be okay. You do not have to answer that door. DO NOT answer the door, okay?” Bridgett cried snotty tears on the other end of the phone. “But... Continue Reading →

Tori’s Top 10

Today's guest blog post is written by my lifelong friend, Tori Walker Kirk. Watching her journey has been inspiring and filled me with gratitude. When I read that Bethany needed people to write gratitude posts for her blog, something inside me screamed, “Do it”!  I’m not a writer, but I do have my fair share... Continue Reading →

The gratitude word

*Today's blog post is a guest post written by my lifelong friend and former neighbor Leslie Ferguson Thomas. I'm always thankful for Leslie's contributions to my blog, but I'm more thankful for her ongoing friendship, her perspective on life, and her willingness to share it. Leslie's husband is currently battling cancer; please keep them in... Continue Reading →

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