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Grace & Truth for When You’re Overwhelmed

This year has been exhausting for me. Last year ended with a sudden death in the family right before Christmas and January came with a breast cancer diagnosis. I pushed through, waiting for treatment to end so I could rest and enjoy the summer. 

I thought that all I had to do was make it through April, but then the bills came. I’d accrued these bills, and I refused to watch my daughter have a boring summer because we couldn’t afford to do anything. I worked overtime my first week back at work and continued straight through July. By August, I was always either crying or raging over something.

Why didn’t I take a break to rest? 

Because every good mom put their child’s needs ahead of their own, right? Don’t you? After all, Christians are supposed to put other’s needs before our own, whether it’s our children, our spouse, our aging parents, our friends, or anyone else who needs care. 

I love today’s’ featured post from Maree Dee’s beautiful blog, Embracing Life in the Midst of the Unexpected, because she gave me permission to put myself first. She also exposed the lies I’ve been telling myself and provided a wonderful printable with a list of ways to avoid burn out.

Have you been caring for everyone but yourself for far too long? Summer is over, but it’s not too late for rest.

Take The First Step And Click Here To Read Maree’s Post
“How To Resist In The Midst Of The Unexpected”

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  1. Valerie – It is so nice to meet you. You have been through a tremendous amount and I can tell you are a warrior. It is hard to slow down a warrior and get them to rest. However, well-rested ones have more to offer. Praying you find some “me” time and rest. Sending prayers for you too.

    Candidly Christian – Thank you for featuring my article today. I feel so honored.

    Blessings, Maree

    1. Maree Dee, Thank you! It’s a pleasure to meet you as well. Warrior, huh..? Never really identified with that one. Thank you so much! I am getting “me” time now and loving it. A normal weekend feels like such a luxury.
      I really enjoyed visiting your blog for this post. Your post definitely deserved to be featured.

    1. I’m glad you found encouragement in this post, Tiffany! Thanks so much for commenting, it means so much to hear about it when readers are encouraged by our words 🙂

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