The Ache of Anxiety
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The Ache of Anxiety

It came out of the blue recently and slipped into my life like an unwelcome guest.  It engulfed me with fear of the future, fed me lies about my children’s behavior and paralyzed my fingers from sharing my heart with the world. The culprit? Anxiety. About Sarah Ann Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Lessons from Autism: Amazing Grace
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Lessons from Autism: Amazing Grace

I’m a singer at heart, although I am pretty sure I wouldn’t make it through the blooper round of American Idol. Out of habit, I burst into song at random times throughout the day and even make up words to popular tunes to entertain my little loves. While my kids are my favorite audience, they’ve…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Lessons from Autism: The Joy of Hope
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Lessons from Autism: The Joy of Hope

It was the news I was dreading, the news I had prayed a million times wouldn’t come. On our journey to answers about Joy’s developmental delays, this was my biggest fear and now it was real. I had rehearsed my reaction to the news plenty of times in my head. I shouldn’t have been surprised….

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Lessons from Autism: Unconditional Love

Lessons from Autism: Unconditional Love

I am a hopeless romantic at heart. I am the woman that sighs when the boy gets the girl after a grand gesture of love, and melts a little as they ride off into the sunset destined for a life filled with bliss. But somewhere along the way, maybe through the day to day mundane…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Hope Printable- Weekend Words of Wisdom #9

Hope Printable- Weekend Words of Wisdom #9

Today is my birthday!!! Between you and I, birthdays are not my favorite.  They make me reflect a little too deep and criticize too much, as I examine the past year under a microscope of scrutiny.  But not this year.  This year I am claiming joy in knowing the Lord is my strength and thanking…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Wisdom Revealed

Wisdom Revealed

THANK YOU for the kind comments and prayers as our family sought wisdom for our daughter, Joy’s, education. Last week I shared my heart about my concern for the dramatic regression we noticed once she began Special Needs Preschool. Thus began our journey in bathing this situation in prayer for wisdom and exploring our options…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Dear Joy: To my Daughter with ASD

Dear Joy: To my Daughter with ASD

Dear Joy, Happy Birthday, my baby girl! I can’t believe you are four years old today!  So much has changed in our lives since this time last year, yet by choosing joy in God’s plan for your life, I am forever changed for the better. You see it’s been almost 9 months since you were…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Autism at Our House

Autism at Our House

It’s 4:30 a.m. and I was in a dead sleep when I hear pounding, shouting and an occasional scream.  What’s that noise?  Has someone broken into our home?  Once I reorient myself and catch my breath, I realize that’s just my daughter, Joy, gearing up for her nightly play/screaming session.  That’s right, it’s just Autism…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Autism Quote Printable: Weekend Words of Wisdom #7

Autism Quote Printable: Weekend Words of Wisdom #7

This week I shared about our experience with receiving an Autism diagnosis for our daughter Joy, in my post, Our Journey to an Autism Diagnosis. On Friday I wrote my most vulnerable post yet, Accepting Autism: From Grief to Peace.   I was so humbled as you all rallied around my openness and thanked me for…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Accepting Autism: From Grief to Peace

Accepting Autism: From Grief to Peace

On August 28, 2013, I stared my greatest fear in the face when the word Autism was used to describe my daughter for the first time. Our lives changed forever with that one word, and in that moment, I knew that nothing would ever be the same. I had a sinking feeling that the road…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Our Journey to an Autism Diagnosis

Our Journey to an Autism Diagnosis

Milestones. As parents, we celebrate milestones in a baby’s life with claps, cheers, hugs and much excitement.  We beam with pride when our little one accomplishes new tasks as if our child was the only one ever to reach these goals. But have you ever thought about those parents whose children don’t reach milestones and…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.