Jennifer Andes is great writer and a good friend of mine. We connected through the writer’s conference – She Speaks a few years ago and formed a great friendship and accountability relationship. I am sure you will love her encouragement in any season of waiting you might be feeling. Right Where He Wants You […] via … Continue reading Right Where He Wants You — Misty Oerther
Confession time: I enjoy affirmation. It makes me feel good. I seek praises from my family for cleaning the house, putting away laundry, or serving them in another manner. I desire compliments from my husband to boost my self-esteem. I post pictures on social media and constantly check for new likes or comments. I do … Continue reading He’s Always Watching
The first twenty weeks of my pregnancy progressed seamlessly, bringing very little morning sickness and enough energy to keep up with my six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. My husband and I embraced this pregnancy and did all the fun Pinterest-inspired things we didn’t with our first two children. Joy filled our hearts when we found … Continue reading My Uneven Pink Line
I knelt down beside my son's bed and cried. Tears flowing, I lifted all of my anxieties and worries to the Lord. The rejection email from the publisher coupled with the news of my husband's new job overwhelmed my heart. I set out a goal to write, but now I faced the challenges that arise … Continue reading How God Used Daniel Tiger to Encourage Me
I had the opportunity to write an article for The Joyful Life Magazine's blog, which posted yesterday. I am passionate about the topic of idolatry. Time and again, the Lord has gently convicted me of different areas in my life that I place higher than Him. Social media is my biggest struggle. Last February, I … Continue reading Uncovering Idols
My husband and I attended my cousin's wedding last weekend, and God spoke to me through words intended for the newly betrothed couple. The presiding priest encouraged my cousin and his bride to carve out time every once in a while to just be. He reminded them how chaotic and crazy this life is at … Continue reading Summer Challenge: Just Be
I look around and feel overwhelmed by messages telling me I'm "not enough." Not skinny enough, parenting well enough, putting enough effort into my home, spending enough time with my spouse, giving my children enough experiences, etc. It. Is. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Social media accelerates these messages when I mindlessly scroll through feeds and see what everyone … Continue reading Hey Momma, It’s Okay . . .