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Part 1: Choosing Faith When You Feel Like Giving Up

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28 As a Christian, that was a scripture that I memorized fairly early in my walk with the Lord. It was implanted in my heart, in my...

Part 2: Trusting God When Life Feels Out of Control

At 20 years old, I understood that I was not promised a life of rainbows and butterflies, and I didn’t expect everything to always be perfect. However, that day back in 1992 that I learned the baby I was carrying inside of me was sick, was more than I could handle....

Part 3: Finding Hope When You are Angry at God

As I look back over the years, I tend to focus in on particular days. Meaningful days. It’s not that the other days didn’t mean anything. Of course, they did. But as I’m thinking through the story of my firstborn son, I have to focus in and string the most important...

Part 4: Finding a Miracle in the Midst of Hopelessness

The anxiety overwhelmed me as I got ready for my ultrasound appointment. Just moments ago, I was standing on my bed yelling and pointing my finger at God, and now I was in a heightened state of worry as I got ready to go. I could not find peace anywhere, and believe...

Part 5: Naming Our Son Was an Act of Faith

This pregnancy was such a troubling time in our life, especially as a newly married, young couple, but it was also a time that produced such faith, trust, and growth in our own personal walks with God. When doctors are telling you left and right that your baby may not...

Part 6: Finding Thankfulness in an Imperfect Birth Story

Every Momma loves to tell a good birthing story and this Momma is no exception. This one is a little different because I had a difficult pregnancy and the birth was imperfect, as well. But still ... it's just another opportunity to tell you that He is a faithful God,...

Part 7: Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache

The Day My Heartache Began For you, who have been following my series, my story, my testimony of who God has been in my life, I have to apologize that it has taken me quite a while to write about this next day, Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache. Just being real...

Part 8: My Heart Got Ripped Out but I Chose to Trust God

  *Disclaimer. This post is about my experience in the loss of my firstborn son. If you are looking for a happy post today, please go read about our trip to Disney World last year. 🙂 Even though this post is a more difficult one, I do hope you can find some...

Part 9: I Prayed for Peace on the Day I Buried My Son

Grief is hard. The day we buried our son, Joshua Caleb, was a dismal, dreary day, at least from what I remember of it. Maybe that was just the way my heart felt when I look back on it. No. I looked it up. The historical weather data confirms my memory. Cool and...

Part 10: An Overwhelming Heartbreak in the Midst of Grief

Grief. Grief sucks. Really bad. I couldn’t imagine how my grief could get much worse or how in the world God would even allow more tragedy to strike my new family. But He did. This series is my story about the loss of my firstborn son and how my faith in God grew in...

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Top 10 in 2017: Most Popular Blog Posts on Sincerely Christi

I'm so excited to share with you my most popular blog posts from 2017. These are posts that got the most pageviews, the most comments, pins, or messages to my email box. It's been fun looking through them and creating this list. And of course, it's...

The 10 Steps I Took to Start a Blog for Under $220

Throughout this post, there are links to various blogging resources that I highly recommend, and have personally used in the past, or I'm currently using in my blogging world. ***Below are affiliate links, which means when you click on a link, it will take you to the...

Our Disney World Vacation Experience 2016

Just for fun ... I'm going to tell you about our Disney World Vacation that we took in Fall of 2016!!!! Since there is so much to tell you, I'm going to divide it up into a mini-series. Haha! This vacation was the first one we had been on in many, many years, so...

5 Strategies to Fight Fear and a Free Fear Journal Page

Fear. Fear is a liar. It's that simple. It keeps you bound up and it is so hard to deal with fear because if you are anything like me, I will naturally imagine the worst case scenario in just about any situation. I know this. Therefore, I will be honest and say that I...

Capture Insecurity and Live Your Life in Confidence

Insecurity. I hate that word … Insecurity. It comes in waves for me. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes it overwhelms me and I allow it to stop me in my tracks. Sometimes I’m able to put it aside and do what I need to do. Some days it attacks me in my parenting. Some...

5 Reasons I Decided to Start a Blog

Well, here it is, the beginning. The beginning of what... you may wonder. Me too. I have decided to start a blog. So here it is. It's my very first blog post. So. Much. Anxiety. But I'm going to hit that publish button, and I'm going to keep coming back to do it all...

How to Create a Meaningful Blog Name in 7 Easy Steps

***This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here. In the beginning, it's so hard to choose a blog name, at least it was for me. Or so I thought. When I finally decided to create this blog, it was definitely a challenge to come up with the name.  I...

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5 Steps When You are Coping With the loss of a Father

Dear Grieving Daughter, Grieving the loss of a father is heartbreaking. My heart breaks for you. It truly does. I don’t know if you grew up with an absent father, if he passed away, or if he was the best father in the world but no longer on the planet. Whatever your...

Surprise the Kids With the Gift of Disney World

We haven't been on a vacation in many years, so we wanted to surprise our girls, 17 and 9, with a Disney World trip. My 17 year old had already been 3 times but it was when she was younger and couldn't remember much. They had both been asking for Disney World for...

1 Simple Rule We Need to Teach Our Kids

Somewhere along the way, we have quit teaching the Golden Rule to our kids. You know what the golden rulle is. Right? Well, just in case, let me remind you. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31. Does it sound familiar? Gradually, over time, we quit...

An Open Letter to Give you Hope Despite Hurt

Dear Hurting Christian, My heart breaks for you right now, especially when you are struggling to find hope. I can’t imagine what it must be like to endure all that you have endured. Maybe your hurt comes from the loss of someone near and dear to you. Or maybe it was...

Unique Gift Ideas You Need to Celebrate Mom

12 Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mom While we celebrate Mother's Day once every year, there are always opportunities to help Mom feel special beyond that one day every year. Gift ideas are challenging to me because I usually want to give more than my budget will allow, so I...

The Forgotten Secret to Stop Bullying

My heart hurts right now. When my 9-year old daughter came home from school the other day, I asked her how her day was. She replied that it “wasn’t too good” and she was sad. I asked her what had happened, and she followed up with, “I sat by myself at recess.” My...

5 Steps to Break Free From Fear and Start Living Your Dreams

I have a few questions for you. What obstacle do you allow to stand in your way from living your dreams? What stops you from changing in an area of your life that is a struggle, year after year? I could also ask this question in many other ways... What stops you from...

Top 10 in 2017: Most Popular Blog Posts on Sincerely Christi

I'm so excited to share with you my most popular blog posts from 2017. These are posts that got the most pageviews, the most comments, pins, or messages to my email box. It's been fun looking through them and creating this list. And of course, it's...

3 Steps You Need to Take for a Peaceful Blended Family

Blended families are tough. I have had the pleasure of working with various couples over the last several years, and many of them were starting over in a blended family. Their kids were a combination of theirs, mine, and ours. As I listened intently to the couple...

The 10 Steps I Took to Start a Blog for Under $220

Throughout this post, there are links to various blogging resources that I highly recommend, and have personally used in the past, or I'm currently using in my blogging world. ***Below are affiliate links, which means when you click on a link, it will take you to the...

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