Encouragement When Life Threw a Curve Ball

Encouragement Comes Just at the Right Moment

written by Jessica Shackelford

Have you ever “met” someone, a virtual influencer, that you instantly felt a connection to? I was first introduced to Amy Roberts while enjoying the Hip Homeschool Moms conference calls on Google Hangouts. This year, I was excited to see that Amy has a podcast called Raising Arrows. Since I have children that are close to her kids’ ages, as well as our commonality of homeschooling and managing a household, I instantly binge listened to the all of her podcasts.

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The Truth Behind OCD Struggles

What is Normal? OCD Struggles

Writer chooses to be left anonymous

Have you ever tried to explain color to the blind? Tried to convey the beauty that is the sunrise to eyes that see only black?

Can you explain to the one who lives with no sound, the emotions that a love song can stir as soon as you hear the very first chord?

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A Friend Who Hold Your Hand Through the Pain

A Friend Holds On To Help Hold You Up

 

Have you ever gone through a really tough time in your life? Like times when you want to crawl into bed and never get out? It is times like that, that you have your best friend there to hold your hand. Times when it seems like the only thing that is keeping you going is that phone call from a friend, an encouraging text, a fun girl’s night or just a good talk at a coffee shop! friend Continue reading

Seeing Through the Dirty Window – Ending Negativity

Negativity.

Someone just popped in your head when you read that one simple word. RIGHT?! Negativity is something no one likes to be around yet something so many struggle with. I know I do. 

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Ladies, Do Your Chores

I can remember a time in my life when my marriage wasn’t that great.  I was so consumed with my own hurt feelings that I could not see what was happening around me.  You could have called me a “laundry hoarder”.  🙂  All joking aside, hoarding really is a serious disorder.  The reason I say that is because I would let the laundry pile up so badly that it would consume the whole bedroom floor.   Seriously, my whole house would be spotless, except my bedroom.  You could not even see the furniture or the floor!  It was like my dirty little secret. Continue reading