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When life gets hard...because IT WILL

Many of you have read my first book, Not Really A Princess. In this book I share my story of growing up in Western Washington and the struggles our family had. It was a lot for us to endure. At times I felt it was hopeless. I wanted someone to help us...anyone.

When I was 13, my adoptive father died and I did not understand how things could get much worse or why trials seemed to plague us. A month after he died we sold 29 of our 31 horses and I stood watching from inside the barn that rainy afternoon as truck after truck drove away with my horses. 
We had no income and we needed the money the sale would bring. I felt forlorn. That God had abandoned us.  A couple months later we started going to a little country church. I had never been to such a place. They were memorizing scripture out loud together. Romans 12:1-2.They all had Bibles with them and they would sing hymns in harmony together. This was all so foreign to me. My sister and I were invited to youth group that night and quic…

He Has Your Back

I am sure you have heard the old question --when you see the word "therefore" you have to see what it's "there for". I think one that stands out the most is in Hebrews 12:1-3.

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart."

I have read this passage dozens of times, I have it underlined in my Bible but as I was studying chapter 11 and kept reading into 12, a bell went off in my head. I am not quite sure why the chapter break is even there. I mean, it is a great passage by its…

Just a moment Guest Blogger: Jessica Everett

Guest Blogger: Jessica Everett

     Our society is so fast-paced. We’re busy. We’re rushing. We don’t have free time. Work hard. Play harder. But… what if we had just a moment. Just a moment to say hello to the cashier. Just a moment to wave to the little girl with her mom in the store. Just a moment to say good morning to the post man.  What if we took just a moment to make their day? Would our life just crash around us? If we took the extra moment would our schedule fall? Would it really take that much time out of our day to do so?

     A few weeks ago I was in the checkout line at the store with my one year-old. She was done. She was sick of doing errands and didn’t want to be there anymore. She was fussing and whining and crying. Trying to climb out of the cart.  There was a young man in line behind us and he took just a moment to say hello to her. He played peekaboo with her while in line and she burst into a smile. It totally made her day! And as a tired mama, it made mine as we…