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Heather is a brain cancer survivor who lives life on the edge. She loves her family, her bald head and, most of all, her Savior’s grace. She lives in the sunny yet very humid state of Florida with her husband, three children and 2 dogs, a miniature schnauzer named Bailey...

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  1. He overwhelms me also, Heather. Perspective. The key. We can only gain His if we are in the Word and daily communing with Him. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Heather, I don’t know you and you don’t know me but I have been inspired by your posts on (in)courage. I love seeing how you live life from the little I have read about you here and there. Just want to encourage you to keep it up. God bless you ever so much for your honesty and your down to earth approach to life! Thanks again for inspiring me and for letting Christ shine through your broken vessel!!

  3. Heather,

    I too, am overwhelmed daily. What a wonderful feeling to be overwhelmed by God. I stand in complete awe and amazement. It is just so hard for our feeble minds to comprehend a love so great and gentle. He continues to mold us into the creation He has intended us to be. Now if only we can cooperate!


  4. Beautiful Heather, every month your words and heart blow me away and remind me of what matters most. Thank you for sharing your journey, yourself, your faith with us. You are loved!

  5. i wish i could live everyday overwhelmed by Him….and not overwhelmed with my own stuff and selfishness. just beautiful….thank you.

  6. I had this overwhelmed feeling this week!

    I was over…all 3 of our cars needing repaired!
    I was over…both my teen daughters facing ridicule for standing up to some school bullies!
    I was over…major drama in every class I led at my high school on Thursday!
    I was over…major financial worries!
    I was over…a teenager making a rotten choice to talk in a way that wasn’t her personality or style (or Jesus’)!

    But then God…..He brought this OVERWHELMING peace over me and I realized I have so much to be thankful for! Even though everything seems to be spinning out of control! I AM THANKFUL FOR MY LIFE!

  7. Incredibly beautiful. His grace blows me away.

    While I’m here, I’ve been visiting Incourage for a while and I have been enjoying all the wonderful giveaways. I am a Christian author and have a new picture book that I’d love to share with your others readers. Wonder which one of you ladies I’d talk to about doing a giveaway?

    God bless!

  8. So true….His love is overwhelming! Reminds me of a song by Kari Jobe-
    I want to sit at Your feet, drink from the cup in Your hands.
    Lay back against you and breathe
    and feel Your heartbeat…This love is so deep, it’s more than I
    can stand…I melt in Your peace, it’s overwhelming…

  9. I am married 41 yrs. / 3 grown Sons / 4 grandsons…..and my heart for my family is bursting wide open…but things are a mess…. I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE, with all my heart and would give anything to have everyone together, my Husband's love, Sons, their wifes, and spend time with my precious grandsons….but that is not the way it is now…I am sad, anxious, and overwhelmed feeing like a total failure when I alway felt I was putting my heart and soul into everyone…why Lord…why….what am I being taught!!!!
    Life seems so cruel…I don't know why I am still here…I don't feel wanted….words are cheap…but actions speak so loud…it is hard to believe that all I have and do love has turned away….I really would rather be with the Lord now…He loves me and my parents are with him…they all loved me,,,and I need that so badly!!!!!!! I have NEVER been miserable like I am, and it is not because I left…..I left to make things better…but obviously I was right…he didn't want me anymore…no on knows what it was like…but, I still love him and always will….and would work out things with him…but it takes two people….my Sons have no idea what it was like, nor do they care….just that I am a wicked person for leaving their Dad….the last thing I EVER wanted to do….I never thought my life would turn out this way….I have never been so sad in my entire life..I have always been a happy person, esp. raising a family…..I love so much….that must be why I hurt so much…..Lord…I need you to fill be with all of you….I am empty!!!!

  10. Thanks for the encouragement to be overwhelmed in a good way. I too often feel overwhelmed by my circumstances and don’t know how I will make it through another day or another night. But God is there guiding me even though at times I don’t always see him clearly. Awesome picture. Thanks for your words….

  11. Thank you so much! This is a beautiful way to look at things. I especially loved the way you taking about his answers. Had to read it to hubs and he loved it too! Thanks for all the ways you share your heart, here and on your personal blog. ~Jessica

  12. The comment I just read from susan Ryan, I couldn’t relate more then I do now. I’m A single mom and have been with an 18 year old daughter. I was and still am afraid of marriage, I grew up in the worst abusive family, The things that happened to me has distroyed me. Alot of things I remember and have been in therapy, recently my mom brought up some people that I didn’t remember until she said a name all of a sudden I had to leave her house because something that was very bad happened to me by this person, I must hae buried it so deep because I was only4 yrs. old I’m 45 now. My life has already and still been terrible. But now this person that I remember, is again distroying my life. I don’t know were he is or even if he’s alive, But now I have been living back in the past. I feel him, I see him, I’m afraid to go outside, I can’t sleep because I don’t want to dream, my daughter has comeinto my room hearing me yelling to get off me. I could keep going but I won’t, What I’m trying to say I know what emptiness feels like, I know what it feels like being a failure, I’m sad, hurt, I don’t want to be here, It takes everything i have to get through each day, I feel like I’m dead on the inside theres no life ln me. I let my mom continue to tell me that my daughter never had a chance from day one, she would never have a life she deserves. I still fear my mom like I was when I was little. I’m jealous of my sister & brother because of the life they had and still have. I never felt loved and I desperatly continue looking for that. I feel there is no meaning in my life. I used to be very close to God when I was younger, I don’t even know who I knew about a God ,But somehow he was my best friend. I knew that everytime I was hurt in one way or another I was allowed to go in my room, and God was there, and he let me cry, I was never allowed to cry, But I knew that God would never hurt me he would hold me and let me cry, then one day I was told God hated me and would never love me, because I was a bad kid. I believed that and I thought I had lost my only protecter I lost the only one that loved me. I had become even more with drawn. I learned to numb myself. I learned that I was used goods and nobody would ever want me. that went on for a very long time. I am still alone, I still need God more then anything and I’m tyring to learn that he never left me. I pray every night and ask God to bring me home and I pray that my dad who died when I was a baby would come and take me by the hand and bring me back with him and I would finially look into his eyes and see the love I was always told he had for me. Every morning I’m still waking up and I would lay there and cry out to God why won’t you take me. I need peace I need to know what its like to feel happy I need to feel loved. I couldn’t feel so over whelmed, empty, numb, and Its like I’m alive but not alive, I just go through the motions. I feel like theres no way out. I feel like I am not apart of any thing or anybody. I’m hanging on a rope and loosing grip and I want so much for God to pull me up I don’t have the strength to pull myself up on my own. I’m cry so hard I can’t stop. Please God hear my cries once again, I need to feel your loving arms around me again. My heart is so broken, will it ever mend? Will My heart ever feel love? I have never known what it feels like to have a heart full of love,
    So when I say I can relate, I relate to how you feel, I feel for you and I need to say a prayer for you. I do pray God will bring you out of this very soon, Don’t let it distroy you because I know What that feels like, these feelings have been distroying me even as I write this. My prayers will always be with you.

  13. Hello Heather,
    Overwhelmed is beautiful! You just keep on keeping on, your words are inspiring.

  14. Overwhelmed, consumed, filled to over flowing – that’s what fills my heart as I read your words.

    Funny, I was thinking about you this past week. I don’t know why. And here’s your wonderful words to encourage me/us.

    It makes me think of Ps119:20 “My soul is consumed with longing for your (word) at all times”.

    Your words encourage me to fill in the parentheses with anything about God.