Category Archives: Bible

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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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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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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When Life Has You Feeling Punch Drunk

“Punch drunk.” Those were the words my dear friend used to describe how I felt. She called to see how I was feeling after visiting a series of doctors to no avail. Within one week I had experienced sudden swelling, … Continue reading

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God Knows the Plans He Has for You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV). After whole-heartedly committing my life to the Lord … Continue reading

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Breaking Free from the Ruts of Unbelief and Hopelessness

In recent months, I have contemplated a lot on the title of my blog page, “A Door of Hope.” Boy, have I been on a search for that door this year! A trying pregnancy, an even worse post-partum recovery, several ER … Continue reading

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When Your Heart is Gripped by Fear

My husband and I used to enjoy watching the television series, Once Upon A Time.  The writing and interplay between good and evil characters captivated us and drew us in.  The show is based on Disney fairy tales many of us … Continue reading

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What Well Are You Drawing From?

When I became a mom, I was a tad bit naïve about how our lives would change.  It couldn’t be too hard to take care of a tiny person, could it? Boy, did I underestimate this thing called parenthood. Never … Continue reading

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