courage

Brave is a Choice

I’m not exaggerating when I say my life feels more like a Lifetime movie than reality. My dad died eight hours after giving birth to my first kid. My husband battled one kind of cancer the year we were engaged and died from another kind a month before our kid number two was born. I…

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Do You Have Time To Make Your Dreams Reality?

#MyBrave2017 is a series of guest posts from women who are determined to live bravely in the little things and the big things. Join my email list so you can read them all. I’m a helper, a doer, an organizer. I have a really hard time saying “no” when someone or an organization needs help. The…

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Confidence in the Daily Battle with Depression | Elli Johnson

#MyBrave2017 is a series of guest posts from women who are determined to live bravely in the little things and the big things. Join my email list so you can read them all. 29th December 2009. The day I was brave enough to tell my friend I had been diagnosed with depression. The diagnosis had come a…

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Fear Shouts, But Love Whispers Courage | Lauren Miller

#MyBrave2017 is a series of guest posts from women who are determined to live bravely in the little things and the big things. Join my email list so you can read them all. If I’m honest with myself, I’m not sure that I have what it takes. Adoption has been unchartered territory for us.  Surprises we…

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On Brokenness and Rewriting the New Year | Heather Bender

#MyBrave2017 is a series of guest posts from women who are determined to live bravely in the little things and the big things. Join my email list so you can read them all.   Becky asked me well before the holidays if I’d like to do a guest post about how I intend to move bravely…

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My Brave 2017 | Becky L McCoy

I have no expectations for 2017. I’m working on several projects and I’ve got a few dreams, but I’m not expecting any specific outcomes because, honestly, I have no control over the end results. I did pick one word for the year, but it’s more of a mindset shift than a tangible goal. Even as…

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What If You Could Be More Brave?

Several weeks ago I asked you, my friends and readers, what you’re struggling with most. Overwhelmingly, you told me that you’re carrying the weight of the heavy seasons of life and you’re not quite sure how to handle your specific challenges. You feel a bit lost and confused and helpless to improve your situation, but you’re…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/21/16]

The darkness can be overwhelming. And it’s hard to motivate yourself to keep moving. But it’s so true. There is light and you can have hope. That’s exactly why I started my podcast, Stories of Unfolding Grace: to remind us all that there are good things during difficult times. Since we are all wading through challenging seasons…

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Slowing Down

It has been an incredible summer. We’ve traveled and had all the kinds of wonderful adventures. We had donuts for breakfast and ice cream for dinner. Fall is just around the corner and I’m already feeling overwhelmed. I want to be available to Caleb as he starts school again and take advantage of the time alone…

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You Lost Your Expectations: Now What?

At nap time yesterday, Caleb’s precious Bear could not be found. If you know Caleb, you know that Bear is considered part of the family. They’ve been best buddies since Caleb was 18 days old. Over the course of the afternoon and evening, we tore the house apart, looking for the brown, fuzzy, friend and…

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