Category Archives: Hope

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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May is for Moms!

  In honor of Mother’s Day, this month on A Door of Hope it’s all about moms and the little things I’ve learned while on this journey of motherhood. When I became a mom, I struggled with loneliness and I … Continue reading

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Out with the Old and In with the New

  New. The thought of new seems exciting and exhilarating. Many of us are just dying for “new” to come knocking at our door. For so long, I yearned for “new.” And, then “new” came. New home. New neighborhood. New … 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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