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Finding Hope In Trials

By Alyssa Bethke on November 25, 2015

Sometimes life can seem so heavy. The burdens we carry seem so big. Whether it’s small things that add up, or big issues that weigh us down. In the mundane, or the unordinary. I vividly remember spring of 2011 –…

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My Go-To Snack

By Alyssa Bethke on August 7, 2015

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater. Okay, kind of. Fast food has never been my thing, but if it has sugar in it, I’m all there. But if you know my story at all, you know that I struggled…

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Dream On

By Alyssa Bethke on July 26, 2015

As we circled around a small side table, leaning in as we chatted and dared to dream, the fireworks blared in the background. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! We turned around shocked. Fireworks this late in July!? On this part of the…

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Reach for the Moon

By Alyssa Bethke on July 13, 2015

I stood side stage in the dark auditorium with tears rushing down my cheeks as I listened to Britt Nicole sing and share her heart with these girls from Oahu. These girls were dancing and lifting their hands without a…

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Introvert Alert

By Alyssa Bethke on June 30, 2015

I am an introvert. I said it. Truth be told, there it is. I never thought I was growing up. In fact, I didn’t really know I was until two years ago, when I went to an overnight event with…

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By Alyssa Bethke on June 14, 2015

Sabbath. Shabbat. It’s an old, Jewish term isn’t it? I know that the Lord commanded the Israelites to take a Sabbath once a week, but that’s an old commandment right? It may be an old commandment, but it’s still a…

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By Alyssa Bethke on June 3, 2015

Slut-shaming. I’m sure you have heard this phrase before. Maybe you’ve been a participant of slut-shaming, or a victim of it. Urban dictionary defines slut-shaming as, “An unfortunate phenomenon in which people degrade or mock a woman because she enjoys…

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Foreboding Joy

By Alyssa Bethke on May 27, 2015

My dear friend came over last night, and as we lounged on my couch and drank our ice waters with fresh lemon from our yard, we caught up on how we were doing and what God’s doing in our lives.…

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Flying With A One Year Old

By Alyssa Bethke on May 18, 2015

  Flying with a baby can be a scary thing. Anxiety creeps in. I can so easily start to feel overwhelmed or alone. When Kins was really little we flew to a few places and this girl surprised me to…

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A Letter To My Sweet Kinsley On Your 1st Birthday

By Alyssa Bethke on May 14, 2015

A friend told me the other day that the best gift you can give a mother-to-be is a jar full of pennies, one penny for every week of their child’s life until they are 18. Each week you take a…

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