Guest Post: My Momma Always Said…

Woo hoo! The “I Have Something to Say” series continues this week! Tonight you’re hearing from Sarah. 


“But we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.” Romans 5:3-4. We all go through seasons of affliction, big or small, and I’m thankful we have HOPE through it all. (Ya like that rhyme? Hahaha)

I also believe challenges & afflictions change our perspectives on L I F E. There’s a new awareness of what the most important things are; what battles should be battles & what should be brushed off.

You view things from more of a thankful heart….recognizing His faithfulness & the good in as much as you can in everything around you.

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Don’t misread someone’s lack of consistency as laziness, maybe they’ve changed their priorities & have realized it’s better to focus on what’s more important to him/her instead of what other people think is the most important. I had to get out of that place in mah heeeead haha. It isn’t always easy to do!

Believe it or not, there’s a difference between being transparent & real and complaining or whining about your circumstances {or life in general}. We’re told in scripture (Proverbs 18:21) that we are to speak life—there is life & death in the power of the tongue. That our words go far. Eeeeeek!!

Growing up my mom always said “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” (You better believe I say the saaame thing to my boys now lol!) It’s easy to look at all the negative things that are happening around us but let’s try and look at what’s GOOD in each circumstance. Try to see the GOOD in people around us and not to forget that we aren’t walking in the shoes of anyone else but…US—-ourselves, myself, yourself! It’s been talked about over and over again & I doubt this will be the last time you’ll hear it buuuut…Lift up & encourage each other along the journey. It’s worth it!!

Support. Love. Be there.


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Sarah is married to her husband Chad of almost 10 years. They have 3 adorable boys ages 5, 4, & 3 months old (which she will tell you can be busy at times but always worth it!) She is a full time stay-at-home mom who is in the season of life that involves wearing hats & yoga pants (almost daily!), lathering her children in oils (sliiiightly over dramatic!) & washing clothes… 24/7. She loves Jesus & couldn’t imagine life without Him in it. Oh yeah… and she’s an identical twin. How cool.

You can follow along with Sarah on Instagram.

 

xoxo

2 thoughts on “Guest Post: My Momma Always Said…

  1. Valerie says:

    “there is life & death in the power of the tongue” – absolutely right and how we speak affects our minds and others. It is so important to speak life, great reminder!
    PS Adorable photos! ^_^

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