For the winner of the Handmade Yoga giveaway, please scroll to the end of this post.
I awoke this morning to a flood of new comments on When Mothering is Hard and No One Sees. Dear friends … I cannot begin to tell you how your words have touched me. So many of you are mothering with incredible courage and strength. How I wish that I could reply to each of you personally! If you have yet to read some of the comments, please take a moment to browse through the thoughts so many have left. There are inspiring, life-giving words in there! There are also comments that break my heart and cause me to send up a prayer; there are difficult circumstances, heartbreaking relationships, and yet God sees it all.
With that said, might I encourage you to do something? A beautiful community is developing around this post; and while I can’t reply to everyone individually, and it would be difficult for me to pray for each of you by name, I feel a conviction in my spirit that we are to use this community to support and encourage one another. So might you consider picking a few comments and praying for those people by name? Perhaps even leave an encouraging reply to spur them on? Let us shoulder one another’s burdens, encourage graciously, love courageously. Will you do it? Will you join me?
And because you have been so gracious and supportive to me and my little blog, I wanted to share something with you. Here is a free little printable to remind you that God sees. Print it on cardstock and hang it on your refrigerator, tape it to the mirror, frame it … put in a place that might be a visual reminder of the truth that He is El Roi, the God who sees! Click here for the 8×10 printable.
And lastly, the winner of the handcrafted yoga bag from Handmade Yoga (as chosen by Random.org) is … Dilcia W. Congratulations! Please e mail me at shalene(at)shaleneroberts(dot)com with your shipping info, and Handmade Yoga will get the bag shipped out to you! If you didn’t win, don’t despair, I have another fantastic giveaway coming your way soon from the oh-so-talented Emily Jeffords, so stay tuned!
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