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Too Good Not To Share

It’s easy to get lost in the negative in this online world. The news leaves us twisted and social media can leave us green. Perfect pins can make us wonder if we’re ever going to be enough and emails scream for our attention. In all this noise, I still believe there is good out there.

I’m determined to find the beautiful places online. 

I’m an expert worrier. It comes so naturally, I wondered if it was one of my gifts. Until I realized it is no gift, but a chain around my ankle. It gives me just enough room to think I’m free, but will forever keep me held back. Holley Gerth writes such beautiful truth about worry and what works better in our lives.

“Worry is seductive because it feels like control. If we are worrying then we must be taking action. We must be turning the tide. But this is only a distraction and deception. It’s a shiny object for us to chase to keep us from going to the One who can actually get it done.”

Don’t miss the rest of her post here.

As we head into summer, I’m torn between going into relaxed, take-life-as-it-comes summer mode and structured summer so-we-actually-get-stuff-done summer mode. Rebecca, over at Simple As That, brings gentle conviction and thoughtfulness about how I really want summer to look for my kids. 

She pinpoints the #1 reason for the hustle I’ve created, and reminds me that I can be brave and swim upstream (or even just enjoy the water). What do you want summer to look like for you and your kids?

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Sarah writes for the mama’s who may be struggling with this idea of summer and having the kids home all the minutes of all the days. It’s a shift and it’s okay to admit that it’s hard.

Offering heart questions to get us focused on what matters, Sarah encourages us with 3 Questions to Help Christian Moms Thrive This Summer. I loved this:

“We can succeed at creating a positive environment for our children to grow and thrive during the summer break without sacrificing our own sense of well-being in the process.”

You may not do everything the way she does, but it gives us pause and offers time to think about our mindset for our kids as well as ourselves.

What beautiful things have you found online lately?

Sharing words at #raralinkup and with these great writers today!

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

12 Replies

  1. Becky, I’ve read Holley’s and Sarah’s posts, and now I will visit Rebecca’s post. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from #godsizeddreams.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks Sarah! Looks like we have some common blogs we visit πŸ™‚

  2. And, I’m sharing your post on Facebook and Twitter this week!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I loved Holley’s post too. Looking forward to reading Rebecca’s. Have a blessed summer.

    1. Becky Hastings

      I’m so glad to share your words! I hope you enjoy Rebecca’s post! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for pointing the way to the good stuff!

    1. Becky Hastings

      Always on the lookout for the good stuff!

  5. Wow, these are some great thoughts. I love that so many of us are thinking about being intentional this summer. Thanks for sharing these awesome posts!

    1. Becky Hastings

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  6. Becky my heart loved these words today!! Thanks so much for sharing over the linkup friend. I hope we can connect more if that is God’s will. I feel like you are in my head at times LOL.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Meghan! I’m so glad to share! I look forward to finding ways to connect πŸ™‚

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