3 Ways to Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones

"The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way in which we use them."

Stepping Stones in a tropical garden with text overlay "3 Ways to Turn Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones"

I feel like God always speaks to me through the normal, mundane things that happen in life. I had taken a picture of my daughter jumping from stepping stone to stepping stone in a beautiful tropical garden not far from our home here in La Ceiba, Honduras. While editing the picture 'the stumbling block into stepping stone thing' came to my mind. I wrote a small caption "Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones" with the picture and posted it on Instagram a few weeks ago. However, I couldn't get it out of my head.  I knew the Lord had more to say than what I wrote on that post. 


What Exactly is Missions?

Street facade in the city with overay "What Exactly is Missions"
My idea of missions has drastically changed since my first short term missions trip when I was 12.  It was when I originally felt that longing in my heart to be a "missionary", to live in a different culture and help people.


The One Thing That Will Change How You Potty-Train

The One Thing That Will Change How You Potty-Train I read everything I could find on Pinterest, every article and every suggestion. What I discovered seriously changed everything for me. I truly believe it's what made potty-training nonstressful and easy. In my opinion, it is the best potty-training technique out there. Don't be alarmed if you are a full- time working mom because I am, too.  I know it is hectic and there never seems to be enough time, but I promise you this is attainable. Related post: How I Fit In Quiet Time as a Busy Mom

The seemingly impossible potty-training stage doesn't have to be dreaded. I have a boy and a girl and this technique worked on both of them. I had the exact same results, within three days both (at different times) completely potty trained (during the day) before they turned two. Night training comes much later, so don't even worry about that yet.