Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 2

Today we have the privilege of sharing the conclusion of Dana Yeakley’s post. If you haven’t had the chance to read the first part, just follow this link. Twenty-two years later in 2017 our 40-year-old son, Michael, while on a bike ride in a mountain park five minutes from our house, died of a heart attack.  At the news, my whole body felt like it … Continue reading Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 2

Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 1

This week we are blessed to have a two part post from one of our previous writers and woman of wisdom, Dana Yeakley. This was written recently about how we can place our hope and contentment in the Lord, even during this Covid-19 Pandemic. Dana models what she writes about as she seeks her strength from the Lord. ~ Beth Most of us would agree … Continue reading Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 1

Self Care or Self Comfort?

I recently finished Sarah Bessey’s newest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things. If you’re familiar with Sarah, you’ll know a few years back she was involved in a car accident that left her with serious and chronic health issues. I’m a newbie to the world of chronic health issues myself, having recently learned I have hypermobility in many of my joints which has led to … Continue reading Self Care or Self Comfort?

3 Extra Benefits of Self-Care for Moms

I woke up while it was still dark and held my breath as I checked the baby monitor, hoping that the toddler was still sleeping. Success! My anticipation rose as I started to tiptoe downstairs, only to be stopped dead in my tracks. Our toddler, sleeping so soundly only a minute ago, was now awake and calling out. A little disappointed, I nonetheless grabbed him … Continue reading 3 Extra Benefits of Self-Care for Moms

In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season

The other night my family and I went out to watch my eldest son perform a song at a Christmas program. Throughout the program the children sang, acted, played instruments and showered us with loads of Christmas cheer. During one of the performances (a very abbreviated version of The Nutcracker) a few of the kids forgot their lines. It was fascinating to watch how everyone … Continue reading In the Company of Hope: Finding Support and Comfort During the Holiday Season