Hope and Growth

She and I were longing for hope. This week, we found it everywhere. And we’ve grown. I sometimes felt God’s face was far from us the recent, difficult months. But I learned that He wanted us to grow by seeing his hope in other’s faces, in prayers and gifts of friends, and even where I […]

Beauty in the Sorrow (verses when your child is sick)

Today I wanted to share with you some encouraging verses when your child is sick or in pain. Dismal disappointments. Problems we can’t fix. Hours of puffy-eyed tears of a parent who can’t take away her child’s pain. Some days are filled with such things. I’ve had a week full of those days. I’m exhausted. […]

Counting it joy

When did we start thinking things needed to be quick and easy? When did we think happiness should be easy? DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? I may receive monetary compensation for any link to any products or […]

Nativity scenes need muddy cows and red dragons

What’s wrong with the nativity scene? My first Christmas as a homesteader I noticed quite a few problems with our nativity scene… We released the ceramic animals from their blocks of styrofoam and arranged them under a rustic wooden stable. She had helped me with this coveted chore–unboxing the nativity scene–every December that she remembers. She was aiding me […]