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Blogger Love {Vol. 11}

Blogger Love

Oh, friends….I’ve missed you. I have been quiet on here lately and if you follow me on social media, you may know why. I may share more in a later post, but for now I’ll just say that I haven’t had the words. I haven’t felt like inspiring or encouraging. I haven’t felt like organizing my home or being very social. Instead, I have looked to others to inspire me during a hard season in my life.

These ladies that I am going to introduce you have done just that. Without any of them realizing it, they came into my life at the perfect time…God has a way of doing that, doesn’t He? I connected with them on Instagram, and have since been pouring over their blogs, soaking up the truth and encouragement that I needed.

This week’s Blogger Love may look a little different to some of you. If you have been following this series for any amount of time, you’ll know that the posts I share here are those posts that my heart has needed for encouragement. I hope that the beautiful women encourage you in the way your heart needs it most.

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How to Sparkle From the Inside Out – The Felicity Bee

What woman doesn’t like to sparkle? As a mom of 5 girls, my house is all about the sparkle, the princesses, the glitter. I was immediately drawn to Erika’s post about sparkling, and knew I would read it with my girls. Through her words, I was able to share with them the difference in sparkling for the world and sparkling God’s way. “You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on the latest fads. You don’t need to be 30 years younger. You don’t need Pinterest-perfection. You need to look to Him.”

It’s Ok to Grieve – A Lively Faith

This was a hard one for me to read. Too close to home, too soon…at least in my mind. God had other plans when He directed me to Ashley’s words. Admittedly, I have been stuffing my feelings inside while I have been dealing with the physically healing. I am not one to share my emotions and it is easier for me to just ignore them. I am not doing a very good job of any of that right now; it’s a bit messy. Ashley struck my heart when she said “we have to grieve in order to heal.” I suppose it is time to give myself permission to accept, to grieve, to heal.

When You’re Just Not Joyful – Refocused

Are you in a “joyless slump?” Amy shares her heart with us in this post, as she so often does. Although I am going through a hard time right now, there have been other times where everything seems right on the outside…but on the inside things seem off. Sometimes, when the going is good, we forget where our joy comes from. “This kind of joy that staying connected to Jesus brings is not situational. It is a deep, abiding hope that brings cheerfulness in the everyday mundane, a calm delight in stressful situations, and a gladness of eternal good to come in the midst of dark sorrow.”

 

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15 Comments

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    Erika Michelle
    November 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Thank you so much for including me in this post, Terryn. I pray you start feeling better soon! Keep looking to Jesus to find that sparkle again!

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    Leslie Soto
    November 21, 2016 at 8:13 am

    These all sound like such encouraging posts. I’m going to pin it so I can read them as I have time. I don’t know what you are going through but i’m sending lots of love and prayers. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving.

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    Lauren
    November 21, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I love how you really incorporate how other bloggers influence and help your everyday life. It really speaks to the mantra #communityovercompetition and I so admire you for that! I also love your authenticity and vulnerability – it’s one of a kind and can’t be replaced. Love it!

    http://www.onceortwiceblog.com

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    Kayla
    November 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

    What a great idea for a post – love the idea of featuring others and lifting them up. Love following you, Terryn!

    <3 Kayla
    http://www.runningwithstrollers.com

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    Lauren I Glitter & Grandeur
    November 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    This is great! I can’t wait to click over and read these posts! It is so important to find joy and sparkle in every day. It is especially hard to do that during a difficult time – but I promise there is a light in there to be found. 🙂 I will be praying for you!

    xoxo Lauren I Glitter & Grandeur

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    Kemi
    November 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    These are such great posts. I will be saving them to re-read later. Thank you for the share!

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    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    November 22, 2016 at 2:26 am

    These all sound like really great posts, I especially loved Amy’s post on joy. I’m so sorry you’ve been going through a hard trial right now, but I’m glad you’ve been able to find some support through the blogging community.

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    Samantha
    November 22, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I love the excerpt from “When You’re Just Not Joyful” so much. I definitely needed to hear that right now. I hope things start looking up for you soon!

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    Brandi
    November 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Love this. Seeing people build others is great!

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    Paige Strand
    November 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I totally know what you mean! October was like that for me, I just felt less pushed to do things for some reason. And then the thought of being gloomy or less motivated piled on subconsciously even more! Feel better 🙂

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    Tabitha Shakespeare
    November 22, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    These are lovely blogs! Thank you for sharing I’m gonna go check them out!

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    Sabrina
    November 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these inspiring posts. My prayers go out to you and your family while you are going through this season. May God bring you peace and heal you.

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    Miri
    November 29, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Thank you for sharing Terryn. May you find comfort from Heaven.

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    Vickie Munton
    December 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful blog–beautiful heart. <3 I love that even in your struggle you are thinking of others and using your resources to offer encouragement even when you are needing it yourself. I've often heard it said, "If you are needing love, give it." "If you are needing encouragement, go encourage someone else". Well, you've done that, sweet girl, and it shows your true colors. God bless you as He holds your hand today. Psalm 37:24 "Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand."

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    Michelle
    January 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I can’t wait to read these! The ways that God directs us to what we need is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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