Author Archives: Natalie Nieves

A Helpful Preschool Lesson for the Frustrated Mama

There I was again wiping away tears of frustration off my face. How am I supposed to do this? How do I mother through different personalities and different needs all at once? Having a two-year-old and a four-year-old can be … Continue reading

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An Exhausted Mama Finding Grace on a Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings can drain me.  There, I said it. Not quite something a pastor’s wife should say, I know. But, it’s the truth. On a normal Sunday, we rise up early to prepare for church, and I’m typically rushing around trying … Continue reading

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How a Parenting Moment became a Growth Opportunity

A few months ago I read this quote by Melissa Kruger in a devotional post from Proverbs 31 Ministries and, as a stay-at-home mom, I can SO relate! Since I have been home with our boys God has been definitely … Continue reading

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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). Three and a half years ago, my husband and I moved into my … Continue reading

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When God Does NOT Come Through

“But even if he does not, we want you to know…that we will not…” (Daniel 3:18, NIV) Surely we were being “punk’d”. My husband and I were out looking at homes once again, and at a certain point I was … Continue reading

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The Wilderness of Infertility

Today, I have invited a precious friend, Crystal Morales, to share on the blog her personal story of infertility. I love the lessons of faith Crystal has picked up along her journey, and I am beyond happy at where her … Continue reading

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Do You Not See It?

As my husband mentioned in his guest blog post, there are times when we can be spiritually nearsighted and not clearly see God working in our lives. But, nonetheless, He IS doing something. God IS working on our behalf—whether we … Continue reading

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Spiritual Nearsightedness

I have a special guest post on the blog today.  I asked my husband, Ariel, to share with us a message he recently shared with me.  We pray it encourages you! I used to get lost all the time. While … Continue reading

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Choosing Hope Over Bitterness

Today I’m trying something new on the blog.  Below is a video blog, or “vlog” that I recorded earlier today.  I pray it encourages you to choose hope over bitterness.   Verse References from Video: Ruth chapters 1-4 Hebrews 12:2 … Continue reading

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Anchoring My Hope in God’s Promises

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Luke 1:45, NIV) This past weekend, we celebrated our firstborn’s fourth birthday.  And, yes, this mama was quite emotional. You see, our son is no … Continue reading

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