faith and hope


How to Keep Going – Even When You Want to Give Up

Giving up isn’t really what you want to do – but the problem is you just don’t know how to keep going. Take heart, for here you’ll find the strength, courage, and hope you need to fight those “I want to give up” feelings. My first teaching job was in Africa, at an American school for missionaries’ and ex-pats’ kids. […]

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

coping with infertility can't stop wanting a baby

What to Do When You Can’t Stop Wanting a Baby 

Whether you’re childless because of infertility or miscarriages – or you simply ran out of time – the hard truth is you’ll probably never stop wanting a baby. The sadness, disappointment, and heartbreak never really goes away. That’s the bad news; I thought it’d be good to get it out of the way. But there is good news, and we’ll […]


Hope for a New Beginning When You Don’t Want to Be Alone

How do you create a new beginning when you’re scared you’ll be alone for the rest of your life? Whether you’re alone by choice or circumstance, these ideas will give you hope and encouragement. You’ll also find sprinkles of inspiration to help you Blossom into the woman you were created to be! Take a deep breath. Know that it takes […]

Hope for a New Beginning When You Don’t Want to Be Alone

Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You're Over 40

7 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Failure When You’re Over 40

Your life took a wrong turn somewhere along the way. You never thought you’d feel like a failure over 40 – maybe your career is empty, your relationships disappointing, your heart broken because of a betrayal or loss. Maybe your family is expressing their disapproval or disappointment with you. Guess what? You are not alone…and your life isn’t even half […]


Do You Struggle to Let Things Go? 5 Ways to Live by Faith

You know letting things go – past hurts, people you love, plans you create, places you long for – is freedom. But HOW do you let things go and live by faith? These tips are inspired by a question a member asked in our She Blossoms Facebook Group. First, here’s the quote about letting things go that inspired her question: […]

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How to Help Your Mom Leave an Abusive Relationship

How to Help Your Mom Leave an Abusive Relationship

Here are the 7 most important things to remember when you’re searching for advice on how to help your mother leave an abusive relationship. I was inspired to write this article for a teenager who asked for help getting out of a bad relationship when you have nowhere to turn. “I am 16 and trying to help my mother get […]


When You Miss Your Dad – Help and Hope for Fatherless Daughters

Father’s Day or not – life is no good when you’re missing your dad or growing up without a father, is it? I know, because I’m one of those fatherless daughters who was raised by a single mother. I didn’t even think I was missing my dad because I never knew him! I didn’t meet him until I was 29 years […]

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How to Survive Life After Losing Someone You Love 

How to Survive Life After Losing Someone You Love 

I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve walked through the valley of the shadow of death, and I know how hopeless it feels to search for ideas on how to survive life after the loss of someone you love. These tips are inspired by a reader’s comment on my article for grieving widows — she found that her healing […]