Sarah Hawbaker
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Married to her handsome firefighter husband, Sarah is learning that it is sink or swim in her new life as a SAHM of three little ones under age 6.

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
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(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
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  1. This is EXACTLY the thoughts that have been swirling through my head as we have moved to a new town/ new cost of living and our budget is left woefully lacking — yet we haven’t missed a meal or crucial bill payment yet! I find myself anxious about the “what ifs” (we have one a few short years away from college) but hear God calling me to trust. I have decided to put in my prayer journal my list of needs (new tires for the car) vs. “heart’s desires” (cute boots that actually fit my ample calves). Because God occasionally gives us both of those things — but He always provides us everything we need. And, yes, He is enough (sing it, Chris Rice! 🙂

  2. Unfortunately, I long for what the joneses have more than I care to admit. Ugh. He is enough. This year our family has been stripped of things we thought we needed. In our loss, He continues to teach us that He is enough! Thank you, Sarah!

  3. Oh, thank you so much…I’ve been so aware of that and yet finding myself always drifting back once I made a little progress. It seems to be an ongoing battle to keep perspective but the joy and peace that comes when we do is so worth the effort. Thank you so much for a timely reminder! It is always timely!!

  4. This reading was perfect for me today. A gratitude journal sounds like a great idea. So important to be reminded of what we have. But yet easy to see what others have. God is good.

  5. I am new to this blog and this post hit close to home. I can relate to how you are feeling and yet really the only thing we need more of is Him. I am learning that the more I trust him and focus on him and the gifts I do have I am able to more easily come from a place of gratitude rather than a place of want. Such a beautiful post.

  6. Thank you all for your kind comments! I love sharing with the readers…and remember, none of us are alone in this. We have Him and each other!

  7. Thank you for your honesty and courage to admit this. As a mom of 2 in a 1000 sq ft house with NO basement or garage :), I completely relate to these real struggles. I constantly try to remind myself that the size of our home is NOT what matters, but it is the love within that nourishes us and satisfies Him!