What Does Your Security Blanket Look Like?

In the Scripture for today, three things really jump out to me. As believers, we need to stop making excuses, ask for help and choose to walk in freedom.
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5 Bible Verses to Help Beat the Winter Blues

It’s that time of year when the weather is cold, we don’t see much sun, and we are often stuck inside. This is the time of year people struggle with feeling down. The winter blues are a reality for so many.
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How God Used a Horse Named Mystic

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8, NLT “Put your left leg in the stirrup, grab a hold of the saddle, and swing your right leg over.” The horse barn worker made it sound so simple to get up on a horse. With the grace of a cowboy--oh wait, I mean a cowgirl!--I made it to the top of the horse.
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Hope for Healing Hearts

Guest Post by Micah Ruth He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3 I sat outside my shed that beautiful June morning to heal from the wounds in my past. God had asked me to take a week off to reflect on the wounds I had been trying to hide. It had become all too clear that stuffing them into the corners of my broken heart was not working. A new trial our family was going through that season had just bubbled them all up to the surface again.
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Why is it so hard for us to REST?

So, why did I feel guilty for leaving? After arriving at the Air Bnb, I felt like I needed to sit right down and start writing. This was a writing retreat after all. And then I saw this sign. It was a whisper from the Holy Spirit. Come to me all you who are weary… AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.
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How to Sit at the Feet of Jesus When You Don’t Have Time

Do you remember story time in grade school? It was one of my favorite times of the day. We would all gather on the colorful carpet. I eagerly anticipated what the story would be for that day. My full attention would be on my teacher as she or he read the book.  I loved that my teacher took the time each day to read to our class. Learning new things and diving into the adventures of the stories my teacher read was also something I really enjoyed.
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Take the 21 Day Bible Reading Challenge!

Let’s be totally honest for a moment. Sometimes I don’t take the time to read the Bible. Gasp! Did I really say that out loud? Yes, I did. This is hard for me to admit because I want to be in the Word each day. Why? Because reading the Bible is life-changing. Even though I…
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What Are You Planting this Spring?

April is almost over and it’s time to think about planting a garden. What are you planting this Spring? We are most likely going to plant tomatoes, zucchini, and maybe cucumbers. Gardening can be so life-giving but it can also be a challenge. Our family struggles to keep up with the weeds in the garden.…
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10 Worship Songs I Am Listening to Right Now

I love to Worship! When I am feeling down, discouraged or overwhelmed, often my go to is Worship Music. It focuses my mind back on Jesus instead of what is going on around me. Worship changes our perspective. Each season of life brings new favorite songs and ones that I listen to over and over.…
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Please don't say my Name

Please Don’t Say My Name

“Mom, please don’t say my name when you cheer at my football games.” At first, I thought I didn’t hear correctly so I asked my ten-year-old son Nathan to repeat his request. He repeated, “Please don’t say my name when you cheer for me.”
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Welcome, I'm Anastasia!

I am a daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I love to encourage women in their everyday life. I also feel passionate about sharing God’s word. My desire is to provide a place for you to fall deeper in love with Jesus and be refreshed. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.



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