Hope Writers: Reimagine 2020

Has your 2020 looked different than you imagined?  What if you could Reimagine 2020?  Hope Writers is encouraging us to Reimagine 2020.  Love what they say, “The world needs your hope-filled words now more than ever.”

Friends, has God placed a message on your heart that He wants you to share with others?  Do you feel called to write? Are you looking for a supportive community to come along side of you?

I want to highly recommend Hope Writers!

I have been a Hope Writer for a year now and love it!  Joining and building community has truly made such a difference for me.  The trainings and teachings are helpful and insightful. 

If you are interested, let me share with you some helpful free tools:

Membership for Hope Writers only opens up a couple times a year and next week is one of them.

Friends, writing can be a very lonely process, so community is so important! If you listen to my podcast, you can see that many of my guests I have met through Hope Writers. The Hope Writers Community is incredible and I highly recommend it.

Also, if you have any questions about Hope Writers, let me know. Happy to help answer them!

Love, Jodi

One more important announcement to share with you:

Special Mother’s Day Giveaway!

My friends have generously given me copies of their book, Love Powered Parenting to give away to my social media friends, podcast listeners, and blog followers! 

First, let me share that I highly recommend this phenomenal parenting book and I am excited to highlight this book later this year on the Depth Podcast.

This giveaway is special and unique because when you win, I will send you two copies of this book: one for you and one for a friend!  How awesome to win a book for yourself and one for your friend this Mother’s Day!  And there is even more, I will be giving away 5 of these special twin sets!

Friends, you do not want to miss your chance to win this amazing parenting book for both you and your friend! For details, go to Special Mother’s Day Book Giveaway.

Encouragement When Mother’s Day is Hard

This Sunday, we honor moms!  For some of us, this will be a special day.  But for others, this will be a very difficult day.

For those who have lost their mom.  For those who long to be a mom and that dream has not happened yet. For those who have lost a child.

I want to encourage you by sharing some things that helped me during my grief.

1. Give yourself lots of grace. Remember that you are dearly loved!

2. Ask God for strength and energy to get through the day.  Invite friends to pray for you too.

3. Surround yourself with people who care and can empathize with you. This could be your family, friends, or your small group at church.

4. Be honest with how you are feeling and let others know what you need.  Journal how you are feeling if that helps!

5. Talk about the loved one you are missing.  Let yourself cry if needed; I remember shedding lots of tears.

6. Don’t put any expectations on yourself to do the same traditions you have done in the past if it is too much for you. 

7. Guard your heart by taking a social media break.  Social Media makes you think that everyone has it all together, and you are the only one whose heart is shattered.

8. Fill your mind with truth by listening to worship music or reading a helpful book.

9. Please don’t rush your grief.  Don’t worry about anyone else’s expectations.  You set your pace for the day.

10. And most importantly, remember that “It is okay not to be okay.” Once again, give yourself lots of grace!

I am truly so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and praying for you as God helps you get through this hard day.  Sending you a big hug!

Love, Jodi

Note: This week, my friend, Allyn Ann, shares her infertility story on my Depth Podcast. Through 10 years of ups and downs and 6 IVF procedures, she opens up about her emotional journey to having 2 miraculous IVF babies. I believe her story will encourage you and offer you hope during this hard season.

To listen to her special mom story, please click on the following link: https://link.chtbl.com/vZzTid7o