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Inspired Blogger: Jolene Underwood

June 30, 2014
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I met Jolene when she began linking up to The Weekend Brew.  Immediately I knew she was a woman with a big heart.  I have enjoyed getting to know Jolene over the last few months and know that you will grow to love her just as much as I do. Without further adieu, please welcome Jolene Underwood! Tell us a little bit about yourself? My life is nothing like I thought it would be. I never thought I’d live to get married, let alone have kids. Now, I call myself “mama to many” due to being a mom to bio, step, foster, homeless and our babies in heaven. I met my husband as a single mom of two boys.  He was a single dad of one.  We began our marriage with the joy of Christ, but early on legalism entered.  We tried to make control a venue for providing structure. We embraced the world of “how you should be” or “what you should think”. Over the last few years God’s grace has been breaking us free. In 2012 we moved to the country to live as foster parents on land owned by our agency. We faced an incredible number of physical, emotional and spiritual battles. I have never been so exhausted and overwhelmed, or so moved in my heart and soul. On the last day…

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Inspired Blogger: Ginger of Ginger’s Corner

June 2, 2014
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I have had the privilege of hosting Ginger on my blog for Featured Friend Wednesday.  I just love Ginger’s heart, and we are similar in so many ways.  I so appreciate her authenticity and the honest way she shares her life.  I am thankful to get to host her again as my Inspired Blogger for the month of June.  I hope you will take the time to get to know her more.  She’s a gem! Without further adieu, meet Ginger of Ginger’s Corner. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am wife to a retired Marine and mom to three teens/young adults. We have spent 24 years in this mobile military life and have had some great adventures. One of my favorite places we have lived is Okinawa, Japan. As a speaker and writer, I love sharing with women. It is pure joy to encourage others to grow in faith. I have been speaking for nearly 10 years—yikes—where does the time go? Whether speaking or blogging, it is particularly fun when God gives me funny things to share. I really wish I could produce humor on demand, but for me it just doesn’t work that way. Humor is a gift and is simply one part of all that God puts in my heart. How long have you been blogging and how/why did you start?…

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Introducing Inspired Blogger Gina @ Contemplating Beauty

April 30, 2014
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I have been following Gina’s blog for a while now.  I’ve always been captivated by the beauty shared in her space, through her every day life, through the struggles she’s triumphed over and through her beautiful photography.  I just know that you will be inspired and encouraged as you visit her space and read her words. Without further adieu, meet Gina of Contemplating Beauty Tell us a little bit about yourself? Hi there! I am a city girl gone small town, and love any beauty I can set my eyes on. I am a mother of a 19 year old daughter, married for 12 yearsrs and I’m in love with my little bichon-poo Nell’s. I love to write, crochet, worship, read, explore new cities, and decorate.  I love nature! How long have you been blogging and how/why did you start? I’ve been blogging for about 3 years. I originally started because I had to quit my job due to an illness I was battling. Blogging/writing helped me have an outlet to share! What is the purpose of your blog? I’ve learned that my main gifting is sharing. Sharing my heart for others. Sharing my stories for others. Sharing my struggles for others. I have a heart for connecting with God and people in true authenticity. What do you most enjoy about blogging? Like I mentioned…

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