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Top 10 Blog Posts in 2021 (And Highlights of the Writing Life)


The writing life has been an ever-evolving journey the last few years. I've been encouraged and inspired by other writer's I've met and those in groups where I'm connected, who help sharpen and shape my words. I've had the privilege of guest posting and being the recipient of kind shares on other websites. The Momma Theologians also graciously accepted me onto their contributor team, which has been a lot of fun!


So, on the blog today, I'm sharing highlights from some of my features around the web, and the most visited articles from the blog! Enjoy!

 

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Here's the Top 10 From In The Vine

A life overseas is a life of transition. Here are a few lessons I've learned (and continue to learn) along the way.


Four years ago today, I climbed into the back of an ambulance. It wasn’t the first time; as an ER nurse at a regional center I have often transferred critical patients to the city.

But this time, that critical patient was my daughter.

Our journeys lead us through some challenging times, how do we believe God in them?

Seasons of waiting arrive unexpectedly. Whether it’s a new job, a move, family or illness, we find ourselves torn between what we’ve hoped for, and what is. The circumstances, often out of our control, make it difficult to reconcile the tension of following the Lord’s leading, and not seeing the outcome we expected.

One thing we know about growth is that it won’t happen on its own. For plants to thrive they require sunlight, warmth, water and nutrients. There must be time and effort to provide this nourishment.

In trying times, we notice our prayers sound repetitive, many remain unanswered. We start to feel weary in it. Here's encouragement if you find yourself there.

Reflecting on healthcare today... what a difference a year makes (and helpful tips for prayer).

Summer can be the worst of time for women, swimsuits and tan lines, beaches crowded with people; we can’t help but compare ourselves, surrounded by so many seeming opportunities.

How do we define beauty? Or, who defines it for us?

You remember the moments a newborn lays over your shoulder, a full belly leads to a deep, surrendered sleep. Are there moments you feel that restful contentment?

Here's some places to find satisfaction.

You don't have to look very far around here to see the signs of drought: wilty plants, dusty soil and dry river beds. You can almost feel the thirst. What about when our spiritual tank is this dry? Here's biblical encouragement to satisfy.

Looking for answers in the middle of your hardest times? What happens when they're found? Here's two responses, and one better way.

Thanks for checking out this highlight reel! I hope you found something that was an encouragement to you! If so, I'd love for you to share it!

 

Find the highlight reels from previous years here:

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Lauren Sparks
Lauren Sparks
16. Dez. 2021

I've been looking at my top ten too! Thanks for sharing.

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Amber Thiessen
Amber Thiessen
16. Dez. 2021
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Thanks Lauren! Look forward to seeing yours too! :)

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Paula Short
Paula Short
16. Dez. 2021

Thank you for sharing your recap Amber. Blessings.

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Unknown member
14. Dez. 2021

You inspire me to dive in and figure out what my own top 10 were...

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Amber Thiessen
Amber Thiessen
15. Dez. 2021
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That would be great Michele, it would be fun to read!! I'll keep an eye out for it ;)

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