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Finding Abundance by Embracing Imperfection

Finding Abundance by Embracing Imperfection

This is the first post in a new monthly series where guest bloggers will share their personal stories related to finding abundance. As we explore the unexpected circumstances that often arise in life, we’ll uncover how people found hope and encouragement along the way.

Uncover how breaking free from perfection allowed Katy to experience more life, and, in turn, more joy during low times.

In Want + Plenty | Book Review

In Want + Plenty | Book Review

First-time author Meredith McDaniel beautifully shares how to open our eyes to see the manna in our midst in the book In Want + Plenty: Waking up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing.

Life doesn’t always make sense, but as I read the pages of this book, I was reminded that not only has God provided historically, but He provides in the present. When we seek His goodness, we are bound to find it.

Continue reading the full book review.

Overcoming the Struggle to Ask for and Accept Help

Overcoming the Struggle to Ask for and Accept Help

Asking for help is not my natural inclination. Neither is accepting help when it’s offered. It’s much easier to convince myself that I’m creating an unnecessary inconvenience or burden. At the heart of the matter, my inability to ask for and accept help usually stems from a desire not to appear weak. I prefer to “have it all together.” But the hardest days only feel harder when I try to push through on my own.

Instead of believing the lie that asking for and accepting help is a weakness, I’ve begun to see it as an opportunity to connect with others and be served.

A Prayer to Lift Up on Hard Days

A Prayer to Lift Up on Hard Days

During difficult seasons or circumstances, it can be hard to find the right words to lift up to God in prayer. God certainly doesn’t require perfect words, but on more than one occasion, I have longed for the right words to express what is on my heart.

Eventually, I recognized that I needed a prayer I could rely on to lift up to God on the hard days. I’ve since written that prayer and my hope is that it serves you on your hard days. In trial and hardship, my prayer is that it will connect you to God.

2020 Word of the Year

2020 Word of the Year

As one year fades into another, it’s a natural time for reflection. A time spent uncovering what went well, what we wish had gone differently, what we learned along the way, and what our hope is for the future. Reflection is an opportunity to evaluate the past in order to reveal the ways we’ve grown and changed.

We are given a path forward when we take the lessons learned from the past and use them as a guide. One way I do this is by selecting a word of the year.