Hope Through Hard Times

Finances

Life After Debt

It’s been a wonderful first summer debt free. It’s brought growth, planning, and fun. We’ve gotten into a groove with the new budget and figured out the things we want to put our extra dollars into for the rest of the year. There were many lessons we learned while paying off debt, but one in particular has prominently transferred into this time as well. It’s the lesson of delayed gratification.

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Faith

Peace in the Storm

It can be very difficult to find peace in the chaos and calamities of life. If you’re in a busy and loud season or a quiet and somber one, peace often seems to be the first thing that goes missing. How can you find peace “when sea billows roll”?⁠

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Infertility – The Gift of Discipleship

An important lesson I learned is to take my eyes off of myself and put my attention onto others. It was taking my time and being intentional with it rather than letting it become idle in the bland ‘different day same story’ type mindset. It was setting aside my feelings for a bit and finding out where the needs were.

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Faith – What Does Joy Mean?

My niece and I were out for breakfast a month ago. She shared a passage of Scripture with me that she had been meditating on. The verse mentioned joy so I asked her what she thought having joy meant. It created a neat conversation.

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Donating was an Honour

Today is an extra special post for me. I had the privilege of donating my bone marrow to an anonymous recipient on September 21, 2016. Being that September is bone marrow donor month, I was interviewed by Canadian Blood Services to share my story …

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God is Not Silent

The news has been overwhelming lately. It can cause us to feel helpless to the massive needs out there. But take heart. God is not silent in these times. He reaches out where we can’t. Here are a few ways:

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Finances – Getting Ready for School

Though September is a crazy month, it’s nice to get back into routine. The kids have a set schedule which means you do too. Meal prepping is a must to help with the busy weeks. Your spiritual life can get back into a rhythm of daily devotions as well. Now your finances can too.

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Understanding a Glimpse of God’s Love

“… Love’s flames are fiery flames – the fiercest of all. Mighty waters cannot extinguish love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all his wealth for love, it would be utterly scorned. ” – Song of Songs 8:6-7

Love is powerful. It helps us overcome so many hardships in relationships. It draws people together. It’s a strong characteristic and emotion that God has given us in order to love Him and love others in return of the love He shares with us. We don’t love apart from God’s love.

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Infertility- Baby Shower Shopping

Do you have a hard time when it comes to buying gifts for a baby shower? I remember wanting to avoid the stores until the last minute and then rush in to find something quick.
Today’s post offers some tips to help you navigate this difficult task.

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Growing a Tree of Faith – The Leaves

Leaves produce oxygen, light, and sound. We are to be Jesus’ light to the world. We are to share the ‘oxygen’/gospel we have received to the world. We are called to sing praises of worship to our Lord. We can all do this by tapping into the True Vine.

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