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Do You See Me & Amazing Sex {Living Proverbs 31}

I love when I’m inspired by a post and then someone else also gets inspired.

This is why we do these features!!

Last week Melinda from Auntie Em’s Guide to Life read one of the features I talked about.  She then expanded on it.  I loved it.

She is right in her piece entitled ‘Do You See Me.‘  It’s hard to work, work, work, and feel like no one notices. <—-tweet

I’ve been there. In fact, I’m still there.  The bottom line is that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to take care of our family.

Melinda’s amazing verses of encouragement remind us that He sees us always.  Having someone here on earth see us isn’t nearly as comforting as knowing that He sees us always.

  • Isaiah 43:1 … I have called you by name. You are mine.
  • John 10:14 … I am the good shepherd. I know my own.
  • Psalm 139: 1-5 … Lord, you have examined me and know me. you know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts. You see me, whether I am working or resting; you know all my actions… You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power… (there’s lots more that is really good; read this whole chapter!)
  • Psalm 91:14 … He knows my name.

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Back in February, I did a series with a group of amazing ladies.  It was a marriage series and it was so much fun.

We talked about quite a few things but one of the hottest topics was sex. 

I’m highlighting Erin from Mystery 32 for exactly this reason.  I don’t see a lot of positive talk about this across the blog world.  She talks about working together to get it right. 

Her piece ‘Amazing Sex, It Takes Work‘ is spot on in my opinion. 

We seem to live in a world that is all about the now.  Doing it now but doing it safely seems to be a mantra in a lot of minds.  On the other hand there is a lot of hype that waiting will make it perfect.  I like her words here:

My overall point is this: We should encourage those that are not married to stay pure for the wedding night, but that doesn’t mean we pretend it will automatically be amazing right away. We should encourage virginity because of the blessing that it is and what it means for a future marriage. For those that are married, let’s encourage them to press on through the hard times, including the hard times with sex. If you are in a marriage where the sex is not what you expected it to be, hold on. You have the rest of your lives to practice and you can learn to love each other in a way that is amazing for both of you.

Thanks for reminding us that in regards to sex, practice makes perfect!!  <—-tweet

Here are their links to the other pieces from February in case you’d like to check them out as well.  Kayse @ KaysePratt.com,  Monica @ Elevate Ideas,  Emily @ Primitive Roads,  & Jamie @ Brown Paper and Strings.

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The calm after the storm. {Into the Word Wednesday}

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We had an amazing vacation in which we experienced tropical storm Andrea.  She came to visit periodically throughout our week.  

Seeing the wild waves and feeling the powerful winds of that storm reminded me 

Sometimes the storms of life don’t seem like they’ll ever end.  They feel powerful.  Strong.  Overwhelming.  

There is a calm after the storm and we know who causes that.  

Remembering this during the storm can be difficult.  

If you are in the middle of a storm right now, I hope this reminds you that He is always there. 

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He Will Deliver You {Into the Word Wednesday}

I’m keeping it short and sweet today.  

This past week has been really, really tough on a lot of people that I hold so dear.

Each of these three are currently going through something I can’t imagine enduring. 

For them and anyone else who may need it, here is a reminder.

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Becky at Tales of Beauty for Ashes

Sarah at Fontenot Four

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Joy-Filled Sorrow. {Into the Word Wednesday}

Have you ever felt joy and sorrow at the same time?

Have you been so joyous about a situation that reminds you of a sorrowful time in your life?

I’ve been preparing myself for this moment. I knew the grief would probably be rough but didn’t expect it to hit me like a ton of bricks like it did today.

One of my closest friends had a baby today.  I’ve been waiting her entire pregnancy to find out whether she’d have a girl or a boy.  I was so thrilled to find out she was pregnant.  You see, she was my rock through both of my miscarriages.  She was the only person I knew that had been through it.  We were more acquaintances at the time but we became close talking and sharing about our sweet angel babies. 

I am so thrilled.  If she lived closer I’d have been there today. 

Exactly seven days after my first miscarriage, I had a baby shower to attend. 

I went.  I smiled through the excitement.  I oohed and ahhed over the cute baby clothes and toys.  I buried the hurt because that day wasn’t about me.  It was about her.  It was a celebration of her baby.  It was her first and it was family.  Another guest announced her pregnancy at some point during the night. 

I got in the car at the end of the night, tears already streaming down my face before the key was in the ignition.  I had to pull over twice that night because I couldn’t see the road through the tears. 

Today seemed worse than that night in some ways. 

I’m overjoyed with excitement because I know she’s been where I’ve been.  She deserves this and so much more.  I’m also so sad because my outcome isn’t as positive.  It’s tough to swallow the fact that my baby-making days are over.  I feel like something has been stolen from me. 

I know if it’s meant to be for us to have another child that it will all work out.  There are adoption and surrogacy options available should we decide to pursue this.

I’m leaning on Psalm 147:3 pretty heavily today. 

‘He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds’. <—Tweet this

It’s a verse that reminds us that He is there for us no matter what we are going through.  For me, I’m brokenhearted today but not because my friend had her sweet baby. 

I’m brokenhearted today because I miss my angel babies.  I am brokenhearted because I know I’ll never again see an ultrasound with my own sweet baby’s profile.  

Is there something you are feeling down about?  Allow this verse to sit on your heart.  Know that He will heal you but it will be in His timing.  It won’t happen over night but it will happen.

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–Join my co-hostesses and I this week for Into The Word Wednesday!

Becky at Tales of Beauty for Ashes

Sarah at Fontenot Four

Kelly at The Houtz House Party

Falen at Upward Not Inward

Kelly at Exceptionalistic (looks like you found me!)

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2. Follow all hostesses via GFC or Google +.

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Encouraged By Email. {Into the Word Wednesday}

Several weeks ago I got an email from a dear friend.

It was basically a chain letter type of email but with a twist.

Usually I delete chain letters. Anyone with me on that one?

This was different.  This was encouraging.  It was a bible verse exchange.  It was pretty cool. 

This week I wanted to do something different and share with you what I received back.  I would have shared this a month ago when I received the verse.  I wasn’t as touched by it back then.  Today, I found it again as I was going through older emails.  It stuck with me this time. 

This verse was so uplifting to me. 

It reminded me that in His name I am vindicated.  In His name, I am saved.   <—-Tweet this

This is one of those verses that doesn’t need any elaboration.  My words will never be as powerful as His.  I’m okay with that!

How have you been encouraged in an unexpected way? 

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–Join my co-hostesses and I this week for Into The Word Wednesday!

Becky at Tales of Beauty for Ashes

Sarah at Fontenot Four

Kelly at The Houtz House Party

Falen at Upward Not Inward

Kelly at Exceptionalistic (looks like you found me!)

Into the Word Wednesday blog hop rules (if you wouldn’t mind!):

1. Link up about something you are learning this week.

2. Follow all hostesses via GFC or Google +.

3. Grab a button to put on your blog – the more the merrier! Check out our sweet new button…

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Exceptionalistic

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4. Check out (and comment) other people’s blogs to bless them today!

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