Prayer of Desperation

Ever feel lost and in need of a savior? Read a real life example of crying out to the Lord and actually getting a response!

Have you ever experienced a moment of realization during prayer or journaling?

As you know, I am a big proponent of prayer journaling and have written many posts on the topic. But every so often, I have a moment that can only be attributed to the Holy Spirit.

Where I do not have control of my pen.

So today, in a moment of vulnerability and obedience, I’m sharing my prayer journal entry.

It all started because I was feeling so frustrated with myself–my diet has been horrible, I’m not getting enough sleep, I’m procrastinating, I’m burnt out with homeschooling, I’m yelling at my kids and quite frankly, I’ve not been having quiet time with the Lord.

I’m desperate for a savior, you guys. Like–I literally cannot do this on my own.

Believe me, I’ve tried.

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4 Surefire Ways for Adults to Make Friends

I recently wrote a guest post for that I thought needed to mentioned here as well

Friendship has been on my heart and mind a lot over the past few years. I’ve written about it a few times here.

You see, making friends has always come pretty easy to me—it’s keeping them that is the struggle. Our little family has done a lot of moving around and nothing stops a friendship in its tracks like packing up and moving out of town.

Now that we know for sure that this is where God wants us—we are staying put. Planting roots. Making friends. Keeping friends.

So how do you do that? How do you get beyond the small talk? How do you let down your walls and allow people to get to know the REAL you?

Before you go, let me say that I am not an expert.

I was praying in the shower this morning for some guidance regarding a few real-life friendships of my own, and God spoke so clearly to me and I’m going to share that with you.

From His heart to my hand.

Head on over to and read all about how I have found the keys (at least for now) to making and keeping friends as an adult.

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War Room Prayers for the Weary Mom

I am a weary mom–yes I am.

I know a lot about moms. For one thing—I am one. But I also spend a lot of time with other moms. At church, in my small group, various homeschool groups, my family and friends—almost every woman I know is a mom.

All of these women in my life are very different, but they do have one thing in common– (besides the whole mom thing)

They are all very tenderhearted.

They take a lot on their shoulders and find themselves easily hurt.

7 amazing prayers for your war room wall. Especially if you're a weary mom.

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Top Nine Must Have Prayer Journal Tools

Ever wonder what it takes to start a prayer journal? Check out this post for all the details about the best prayer journal tools.
I get a ton of Emails from readers who want to know two things: the first is HOW to keep a prayer journal and the second is WHAT are my favorite prayer journal tools.

I already posted the HOW–you can read about that HERE.

“What are my favorite tools for prayer journaling?”

For some reason, I have been having trouble answering the second question. I think it’s because there is nothing particularly fancy or special about the tools I choose. I mostly just use whatever I have around the house.

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31 Prayer Journal Prompts to Calm Your Frazzled Spirit

Tired and weary from a busy season? Ready to start a new goal or resolution? Check out these 31 prayer journal prompts to get you started on your journey of refreshment! So it’s January…How Calm is your Spirit?

Anyone need a detox from all the plans that the holiday season brings?

(You can’t see me, but my hand is raised.)

Or maybe your spirit is a mess because it’s Tuesday and you’re tired of being tired.

I get it.

I don’t know if it’s just my personality, but having every single moment planned out is so hard on me. Even if the plans are fun and something I look forward to; I often end up feeling drained by the time January rolls around.

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8 Ways for a Busy Mom to Sneak In Quiet Time with the Lord

8 of the BEST ways to sneak quiet time into your day! So smart!‘Tis the Season for Resolutions!

I have never been good at resolutions–but I do like the idea of starting fresh with a clean slate. So I’m not anti-resolution–but this year, let’s call them goals.

My goals for 2017:

  • Have consistent quiet time with the Lord
  • Quit yelling at my kids

The first goal I’m tackling is getting a grip on my quiet time with God.

It needs to be a time that I can count on. It is so necessary to my sanity—like, for real.

I also believe that having consistent quiet time will help me with my second goal—to quit yelling at my kids.

(Sidenote: If you want to quit yelling at your kids and need advice from someone who holds no judgement–check out my friend, Jenny at Ignite Learning! This post will be your ticket!!)

So I’m all in…I’m going to be the spiritual driving force my family needs me to be and I’m not going to use the fact that I’m a busy mom as an excuse to give up.

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