Finding Hope in God When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned
Faith

Finding Hope in God When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned

Sitting in the hospital waiting room as a new bride, only a year and half into our marriage journey, I didn’t realize that my life was about to change. Little did I know, hope in God would be my anchor and lifeline for the trials ahead. I didn’t know my new husband would be diagnosed…

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.

7 Bible Verses for the Hurting Heart
Faith | Inspiration/Encouragement

7 Bible Verses for the Hurting Heart

Everywhere I turn, I am bombarded with a loved one suffering in one way.  A sweet friend is battling anxiety and on the verge of a breakdown. Another friend is on the brink of a foreclosed home. Yet another continues to fight infertility one day at a time. They desperately need the comfort of these…

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.

What to Do When Your Teen is Struggling with Their Faith
Family | Parenting

What to Do When Your Teen is Struggling with Their Faith

I was raised in a Christian home. My mom was a children’s pastor.  I felt like I was always at church.  But when I got to high school, I started having doubts about my faith.  I was no longer interested in taking everything my parents said at face value.  I had to figure it out…

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.

5 Comforting Truths for the Woman Waiting on God
Faith

5 Comforting Truths for the Woman Waiting on God

There you are, in the waiting room of life; a place you’d never thought you’d be.  As a child with grand hopes and dreams, you never imagined yourself here, waiting on God and longing for Him to move. You never dreamed you’d ache for a child and beg for God to fill your empty arms….

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.

7 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting or Nagging
Marriage

7 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting or Nagging

My husband’s words cut through me like a knife yet he looked surprised by my pain filled reaction. And I wondered, how can one effectively communicate with your spouse without fighting or nagging? Clearly, our communication needed some work! I turned over in bed not wanting to look at him. Silently, I hoped he would…

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 for When Mom Needs an Attitude Adjustment
Family | Kids | Marriage

Hope for When Mom Needs an Attitude Adjustment

Hanging by the back door of my childhood home was the embroidered sign reading, “If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy!” If a phrase could embody a mom that needs an attitude adjustment, this would be it! Now as a mom myself, that saying makes me chuckle under my breath, knowing all too well how…

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.

Scriptures for Fear: Trusting God When You’re Anxious
Faith

Scriptures for Fear: Trusting God When You’re Anxious

There it is looming in front of you; that mountain that seems impossible to move. You’re paralyzed with anxiety and need Scriptures for fear as a glimmer of hope in this season of hardship. While you are battling anxiety that threatens to swallow you whole, you wonder how you’ll move it past it. After all,…

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.

How to Read the Bible (When You Don’t Know Where to Start)
Bible study | Faith

How to Read the Bible (When You Don’t Know Where to Start)

My house is a zoo 99% of the time. My kids are either fighting over a coveted toy, whining for a snack or just being rambunctious kids.  Even though sometimes my “quiet time”, a time devoted to growing my relationship with God through Scripture reading, is anything BUT quiet, these simple methods helped me learn…

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.

To the Mom Who Wants to Raise Godly Kids
Faith | Family | Motherhood

To the Mom Who Wants to Raise Godly Kids

To the Mom Who Wants to Raise Godly Kids, I know you, friend.  While we’ve never met in person,  I know your heart and how you long to raise kids who love the Lord.  Your heart’s desire is to grow children who have a personal relationship with God and have deep roots of faith. Yet…

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.

4 Steps to Making Family Bible Study a Reality in Your Home
Faith | Family

4 Steps to Making Family Bible Study a Reality in Your Home

Brace yourself. Because I am going to say three words that immediately cause the majority of us to feel inadequate and guilty, if not defeated: (Are you ready for them?) FAMILY BIBLE STUDY For many Christians, the words “family Bible study” produce feelings of guilt, frustration, inadequacy, and mild panic. We know how important it…

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.

How to Pray for the New Year and Seek God’s Plan
Faith | New Year's | Prayer

How to Pray for the New Year and Seek God’s Plan

It’s time to make resolutions, set big goals, and plan ways to be better in the new year, right? Not exactly! While I usually make a few resolutions that fly out the window mid-January, I realize there is only one area I need to do more and strive to do better at. There’s one area…

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.