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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Doubt Not...

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Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Sometimes all the negatives thoughts of the world seep in and we begin to think we are less than we are. Sometimes I sit down to write and the words escape me....I have so much I want to share and say, but sometimes my words fall flat. I start to compare myself to other fabulous mamas, women, and bloggers. I start to let the adversary tell me that I am not smart enough, witty enough, thin enough, beautiful enough. Oh how that devilish trickster knows my weaknesses and will do his best to make me think less of myself. I have big dreams for myself, for my family, and for this blog. I dream of writing a book someday. A book that, like this blog, will teach others another way to live. Another way to be better....to be free. Free from the stresses that debt brings...free from the arguments that are sure to ensue when families struggle with finances. I want to write more every day and tell the negative thoughts to "Get the Hence". I want to be a voice of light. I want to do more good. When I am overwhelmed, feeling that I am not good enough to achieve these dreams I dream, I think of my Savior. He was a man....more perfect than any other that walked this Earth. He has a perfect love for you and me. He knelt in the Garden of Gethsemane and He saw my face.....He felt the anguish I feel. He felt the insecurities, anxiety, and overwhelming doubt that I have. He felt all of that and took it upon Himself. He did that, because of the perfect love He has for me. He did the same for you. When Christ died for us, it wasn't just for the sins we commit. He felt every emotional distress we endure in this life. He is the light. The only one that can pull us out of our darkened day. When I become a negative Nancy, thinking I am not enough, he pulls me up out of my despair. I know He will do the same for you. I pray today that we will not compare. We will not put ourselves down. We are sons and daughters of a Heavenly King. We matter to Him, who is above all else. Never forget that you are important. I pray for you and for me this day. God Bless.

XO Danielle



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30 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post! It was just what I needed to read this morning. Isn't the atonement beyond words wonderful!?! We truly can "do all things through Christ who strengthens [us]." Your blog is such a light to others - it has been a light to me as you have shared your thoughts and all your wonderful ideas. You have helped me stay strong in my commitment to live way below our family's means and stay debt-free. Thank you for sharing the gospel with the world on your blog!

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    1. Your comment just made my day. Seriously. This was exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you so much! :)

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  2. it truly is danielle - thank u so much

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  3. Your blog is definitely one of the bright spots in my day!

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    1. Honestly you just made my day. Seriously!

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  4. So grateful that I am not the only one to feel this way, it;s nice when someone else comes out and admits these things to know that it happens to the best of us. It's hard to feel like your head is out of water some days, and it's also nice to know we have the lord on our side!! Hope your day is wonderful, just to let you know I have read everything on your page and always love to see when you have posted new things!!! love lots Patricia

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    1. Yes it is great to know we are not alone in our feelings. I know I appreciate hearing others share and it uplifts me. I am thankful I can do that for others as well. Thank you for your sweet comment:>

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  5. My husband posted a link from an interview to me on facebook. I read it. Followed your link from there and read your awesome post today. Just what I needed to hear. I was just thinking to myself what a disappointment I have been to two people in the last two days because I have had to tell them NO and I was feeling badly. I look forward to reading your blog and simplifying my life this year. I have been saying since January 1st this year is about me. Getting my health/fitness/nutrition in order and simplifying my life to create more time for my family. Lately I have lost my focus but I am diligently trying to get it back on track this week and next if it takes that long. Ranee

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    1. I am so glad your husband shared that link and you were able to find my blog. I love meeting new readers. Too fun! I pray for you to be able to accomplish all that you are setting out to:) You can do it!

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  6. Thanks for your inspiring words! So many people needed to read this today - and I am one of them. Thank you for taking the time for this blog. I have gotten so many ideas and tips from reading this. I love it!

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    1. I am so glad! I am always a smidgen nervous sharing things so personal, but you guys and gals are wonderful! I am thankful it will uplift others. I know that is what the Lord intendeds for this blog.

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  7. Precisely how I feel as another semester of college has come to an end; it was one was most challenging, as I despise writing essays and that is all I did for the past 16 weeks! Most of the days were spent sitting in front of the PC. I feel ashamed that I neglected my kids and hubby in order to meet the demands of a snobbish professor. I find your words comforting and EXACTLY what I needed to read (hear). Thank you!

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    1. Well first off...you go girl! college is tough nuggets! It is always hard to find balance between school, work, and just life in general. You can do it though! I am thankful this post was able to help you today:)

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  8. Your positivity and willingness to do and teach things that many have thought of as 'too difficult' are so refreshing. I know that God planned for you to be just as you are and he knew that you would be someone special, with so much good to offer.

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    1. This is exactly what I needed to hear today. Seriously an answered prayer. Thank you so much!

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  9. you give me hope with your faithful and loving words-thank you,dear friend!!

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    1. You are so welcome! I am so glad they are touching so many:)

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  10. I love your blog and all the tips you give, your adventures that you have with your family.This morning when I opened your blog as I am addicted to it and look forward to it everyday. This is what what I needed. I, as well feel the same way, not good enough and compare myself to others. My family is a great supporter and having faith in God makes me move on from self doubt. Keep up the great work, Danielle!!

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    1. You just made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words:)

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  11. Thank you so much for your blog Danielle! I have read it off and on for the past few months, and a few days ago decided, "I can do it!" Your pictures and words are very inspiring, especially when I read your advice to take "baby steps and start with one thing" I got up my nerve and dug in. I made a menu for a week! A realistic, money saving menu thanks to you!!! I made dinner last night from what I had in the refrigerator and pantry with excitement and confidence-confidence that I am getting there-even if it's not the best meal tasty wise-it's the best meal I've ever made because I used what I had!!! And guess what, my husband said, "This is really, really good!" You make all these wonderful skills seem approachable and exciting, not daunting and for that...I am sure..you are in the thankful prayers of homemakers everywhere!

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    1. You should be so proud! I know I am! You rock! Keep it up. You will be amazed how it will bless you and your family:)

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  12. Well said ! We wear SOOO many hats these days and try so hard to "do it all" its a wonder the enemy sneaks in and puts these seeds in our heads... Sometimes its just so much easier to believe the negative than the positive ! Great piece to read this morning !

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    1. You are so right. As Mom's I think we need that reminder that everything is going to be ok and we're doing a good job.

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  13. Christina SporerMay 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Danielle, that was a beautiful post! Thank you for writing it. And know that you are such an inspiration to me. You have influenced my shopping and spending habits, you are a beautiful person and God is using you every day to inspire women and to draw us closer to him!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words. They mean so much.

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