Entries by Shauna Blaak

Day 12 – Stop Fighting, Baby! SURRENDER

Have you ever watched a baby fight falling sleep? They are thoroughly exhausted, and in most cases, beyond reasoning. Whether they realize it or not, falling asleep is precisely what they need.

But they fight it.

They kick and scream, shake and wail, and their chubby little cheeks turn red from the desperation to have their own way.

Why do they do it?

Why don’t they just LET GO and allow sleep to overtake them? Don’t they know that after a good nap, they will be content and happy, and the world will be beautiful again?   

10 Bible Verses to Help You SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

S I M P L I F Y

What a perfect prompt word for this week. Isn’t that what we all want? A life that is simple and enjoyable. Absence of stress. Surrounded by loved ones and the favour of God.

As I write, I’m enjoying a cool breeze after a sweltering week. With my back resting on the stacking doors, wet dogs beside me, and kids swimming in the pool, it’s perfect. P E R F E C T.

Splashing and childlike giggles… I love these guys.

No longer children, but not quite adults. I smile as I watch them compete to see who can hold their breath the longest underwater. So far, David is winning. So cute!

Have I told you today how much I love my life? Even on the difficult days, I love being the mom in this family. I love being his wife. I love living here. I love this little oasis of mine.

But I’ve also been dreading 2018.

Simple life. What does that mean?

Top Posts of 2017!

As we wind up the final days of 2017, here are the MOST READ POSTS on the blog this year (just in case you missed them the first time around).

And thank you, dear friends, for welcoming me into your inbox and into your hearts this year. You are awesome, and I feel so privileged to share my words with you!

So, grab a coffee and a cozy little corner, and ENJOY!