This week, learn how Jenn Baxter found peace, joy and fulfillment by simplifying her life and getting rid of 80% of her belongings. After going through a string of traumatic events over the course of just a couple years, Jenn found herself emotionally and physically depleted. But instead of spiraling downward into despair, God started her on a new journey by"stripping down" and "cleaning up" her life, which allowed her to not only survive the storms, but to rise above them.
This month, Journey with Jen as she battles through the Oklahoma winter that just does not want to end and see how it parallels to the trials in our lives and why we need deep roots.
Feet are probably one of the most overlooked features of a person. You'll be blessed and encouraged by this month's Carla's Column by how creatively God can use our feet and the shoes we choose to hold them.
My friend Kodi shares a beautiful GUEST POST about her journey in saying "yes" to becoming a foster parent and what this looks like in her life, her family and her heart! You will be incredibly blessed to take a moment and read.
Have you ever avoided making eye contact with someone? Or have you been flat out rude to another because you didn’t know them? Have you ever completely dropped the ball in a chance to give to another? This nonjudgmental, hey-we’ve-all-been-there-before post is for your heart. Praying you are blessed, encouraged and inspired as you read it.
You know that white-picket-fence-perfect-life stereotype? Well, I have a white picket fence. And it's GREEN! No, we didn't intentionally do it for St. Patty's Day-- but it sure was convenient for this blog post. Pray this encourages your heart as you press past the White Picket Fence Syndrome.
As a parent, there are days that stick with you. There are days that grip your heart so tight you, and the way you approach parenthood, are permanently changed. This month, Journey with Jen, as she tackles failure and fear head on!
Carla shares an inspiring story in this month's Carla's Column reminding us all of the power that can come in small packages and in small prayers.
Whether or not you watched any of the 2018 Winter Olympics, there's a message here for you. I share a lesson gained from those athletes who didn't medal. I pray this speaks to you and encourages The Uncelebrated in stirring your passion and purpose.
Have I ever shared my story with you? Well, even if I have this post is that plus much more. It is a post for so many people-- those who face loss and grief, those whose plans haven't come to fruition, those looking for direction, those who have dealt or deal with depression, those who question God’s plan for their life, or those who just love a good story! Please take a moment to read, listen and share with a friend.
I am beyond blessed to share with you this incredible woman who is living out the example of a beautiful warrior. Jen Shultz is joining our website to contribute nuggets of inspiration, joy, strength and encouragement, so LOOK BACK for more from "Journey with Jen"! Here is her very first post! Enjoy soaking up this deeply personal post full of goodness for your heart today.
The feeling of being overwhelmed is what Carla covers in this month's Carla's Column. After reading it you'll be reminded of the one thing we're so grateful to be overwhelmed by. A particularly sweet message for the start to this month.
"Disgusting" and "Dumbest" are two key words in this post. Please join me for this message discussing the lasting effects of what we say. Please be aware: the example is truly disgusting. Nevertheless, it's totally worth the read!
How do you interpret the circumstances of life? Please join me for this post revisiting a funny family memory illustrating the best reality of life. It's the best news I have to share!
When the word "critical" is used it can't be a good thing. It can be downright disastrous. Join me for this message on how to handle a critical spirit-- in ourselves and in others.
Memories can be a bit sketchy. Sometimes it's hard to remember important details. Join us for this month's Carla's Column discussing the value of vision, the need to record them, and the pursuit in chasing them! It's a perfect message for your New Year!
Three focus points hit my heart regarding my approach to the New Year when I was recently driving in some unfamiliar territory. I pray you take a few moments for me to share them with you and that you continue to join us in 2018. We are so grateful for your support!
Make believe and magic, the elements we entertain at Christmastime. Please join us in our annual seasons greetings sharing how the feeling can accompany you throughout the entire year!
The perfect post for Christmas! Sometimes love looks a lot like movement. Jesus left Heaven to come to us! Someone who knows about being moved by love are missionaries. My Aunt Carolyn is our December guest post and she has a beautiful message to share through her story of being called into the mission field. It's a story of obedience, sacrifice, provision and life investments. Whether at home or called abroad, realize the immense beauty of the light and example you reflect in this world as you read this post.
Carla's Column confronts the realities of a crisis in her post this month. Maybe we desire to know the plan, or we question if there is goodness for our lives. Fear or doubt, worry or despair, inadequacy or insecurity, there is light at the end of the tunnel and there is One who walks us through it. Be comforted and encouraged as you read these words she shares with our hearts.