Welcome to Labored Blessings

A labored blessing is a blessing that begins with trials, pain and heartbreak.  One that brings you to your knees and you desperately seek the face of God.  Labored Blessings can be a long journey no one wants to take.  Although, at the end of that journey you look back and remember the moments of pain and heartache as well as the moments of joy and hope and you realize you’ve received a beautiful blessing in the midst of it all.  A blessing that you have worked, cried, laughed and labored over.  It is a precious moment when you see God shine through a valley you would never have chosen to walk through yourself.  It is an even greater moment when you look at the changes around you and the bonding you have shared with God and you realize that if given the opportunity you would not change a thing.  God’s plan is mighty and it does not always take us down the road we would have chosen for ourselves, but His plan is right and it is good.


”For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”   Jeremiah 29:11



Thank you to the Shorter University Softball Team!

The Shorter University softball team raised over $600 for Ella on April 5th. We cannot thank them enough for their support. Click here to learn more.


Our Journal

My Big List of Sins

This morning I have been reading Romans 1. I love the book of Romans, but if it does not step on your toes I don’t know what else will. Take verses 28-32 of Chapter One for example. 28: And so, … Continue reading

Today I woke up with such a praising spirit. We go tonight for our 7th week of classes. This time is truly flying by for us. I am ready to get our home study finished and be able to move … Continue reading