Step Out & Thrive Ministries with Bethany Boring
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Get Packed And Stay Steady

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday community. Bloggers are given a word to write on for – you guessed it – 5 minutes! Want to join us? Join Kate and others HERE. WORD FOR THE WEEK: STEADY  Yesterday the chaos of packing began. We have three boys ages 4, almost 7 and […]

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What To Do When You Aren’t “Feeling It.”

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday community. Bloggers are given a word to write on for – you guessed it – 5 minutes! Want to join us? Join Kate and others HERE. WORTH I shut my laptop screen and watched as the florescent glow from the Windows log-off screen dimmed into darkness. […]

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Satisfying The Craving

What are you craving right now? Seriously, stop just for a second and allow this thought to run wild through your mind. As this term was introduced to me, I immediately had a flashback running head on into my pregnancy days. Although it was impossible to see my feet over my growing stomach back then, […]

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Happiness Is Overrated

It was the evening that completely changed my life.  It was a normal day. I woke-up, greeted my parents. Made my breakfast and prepared for a long workday. My dad would spend his morning looking endlessly out our front window as if he was expecting more than just an average day.  I like normal days.  […]

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Your Hidden Gift

I was a teenager alone in a dark bedroom with a flashlight and a pen. There was a fire burning deep within my soul to put my words and my thoughts to paper. In a quiet house filled with sleeping minds, my thoughts were set ablaze and absolutely nothing could get in my way. Except […]

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How To Make The Decision That Sticks

There I sat, staring endlessly at yet another complex notebook piece of paper. I had one squiggly line drawn down the middle with my “Pros” and “Cons” columns both even. As I held my pen tighter hoping that perhaps another brilliant point would suddenly appear, hopelessness began to creep in. I felt stuck. …………………….I felt […]

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When You Can’t Hear God’s Voice

I caught my youngest child in an intense battle with Siri. All he wanted was Elmo. That was it. How hard could it possibly be for a technological genius to understand a 2 year-old voice? Well, click the video below to find out! Let’s face it, we have all been in a similar situation like […]

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He Left Me

His feet buckled as he reached for the knob of our front door. My heart pounded as I swallowed hard. No way was this actually happening. I knew this day was coming. I’m not sure he did. As the yellow school bus veered around the corner, I grabbed his hand and looked into his whirling […]

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Your Words Speak

This week I received a Facebook message that left me completely speechless. It contained two lines of text from a college professor I had not spoken to since graduation. Yes, posting one picture up on social media prompted him to share a piece of encouragement. The message was simple, yet profound. It was one of […]

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Running On Empty?

I was completely alone, cruising down the highway in my empty minivan. The radio sent sound-waves of energy through my body. The wind rushed through my hair. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw empty booster seats. I am a mom of three young boys. I am a mom and yes, I was […]

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