A while ago, #thestruggleisreal became popular to categorize difficult elements of life across social media. I imagine you can relate. My life probably looks different from yours in some aspects. I struggle to love God best and to be a good wife to my logical husband, a good mother to my three crazy children, and a good caregiver to my difficult and hilarious brain-injured sister. I am also a writer who struggles with debilitating chronic migraines complicated by depression and anxiety. Though the struggle is indeed real, these things do not define who I am, they simply cause struggle and as long as I struggle, I am growing.As I grow, I see beauty in what God has designed and humor in how He brings things together. This is the essential element of my writing, of my ministry to you. I share my struggle to, I pray, encourage you in yours. Take some time to read, reflect, perhaps buy one of my books (coming soon!). The struggle is real, my friends, and you are not alone in it.
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Photo credit for blog header, left to right: Windee Edwards, Aaron Burden, Jessica “Kess” Vaughn, Mikhail Pavstyuk, Nell Schafer