It is well with my soul.

Today Courtney of fearlessheartrestlessfeet.wordpress.com/ is sharing her testimony. This is my testimony story. Can I let you in on a little secret, reader? I dreaded writing my story. I have written and rewritten the first paragraph about half a dozen times, deleted it and then rewrote it, took it from a different angle and then deleted it again. I have gone to God, lamented to God and spent time in His word. But this isn’t easy for me and here’s why. A more »

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Confession: This past month I have been extremely discontent. And the worst part is, I didn’t even realize I was discontent until I was knee-deep in the quick sand of envy and longing, trapped, unable to move. I felt like I was suffocating. I was unable to let go of my discontentment and move on with my life- to do the things God called me to do. I felt unworthy to encourage others to be content, when I myself was struggling. Finally, more »

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The following guest post is by Emma of Creative Explorations. Bringing all my thoughts on this topic into an organized place is no small task. In fact, I feel nearly unequipped to be instructing all of you, when I myself have so much to learn. To be honest, I was flattered when Kara asked me to post for her, but also mildly terrified. Dealing with guys is such a big topic, and there’s so much more to it than I’ll more »

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Forgive and comfort.  Quite honestly, I don’t like those two words next to each other. Not at all. In fact, if it were up to me, those words would be as far away from each other as they could possibly get. “Forgive and then ignore,” I like. “Comfort those who are always kind to you,” I like. “Forgive and comfort,” I don’t like. However, we are called to Forgive and comfort those who have hurt us. It’s in the Bible. Say what?? more »

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The following is a guest post by Katie of Our Seasons of Grace. It’s over. Two little words that changes life in a split second. These words can be in the form of: ‘it’s not you, it’s me’; ‘it’s just not working’; ‘I’ve realized I’m not ready’ and the list goes on. It doesn’t matter what is said, the blow rarely softens the pain. Hearing these words, or being the one to bear the news, doesn’t change the feeling like more »