Welcome, I'm Anastasia!
Daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.
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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.Continue Reading
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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.Continue Reading
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.
“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.” Luke 10:39 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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
“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.”Continue Reading
It’s that time of year where the weather is cold, we don’t see much sun and we are often stuck inside. This is often the time of year people struggle with the winter blues.Continue Reading