Nancy Stank @nancystank

  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 48 years, 10 months and 19 days.

  I have published 29 blogs and 53 comments.

 My first blog was published on Sunday 10th of January 2016.

 My most recent blog was published on Wednesday 15th of November 2017.

My Blog Archive
Perfectly Imperfect Perfection
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Our two older kids have birthdays in September and October, just a few weeks apart. For many years we have had separate birthday parties with both family and friends. As they have gotten older we found this to be very hectic and expensive, to say the...
In The Moment
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I was looking at my 3-year-old daughter the other day, a thought suddenly hit me. I mumbled to myself in amazement “We made it through the baby years!”. A little back story, I had my last baby when I was 36, much older than when I had my...
The Challenge of Change
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We all have plans. Plans for the day, the week, the month. Plans for our future, our children, our retirement. Oh, the plans we make, and Oh, how quickly they can change right before our eyes. I remember being in high school, thinking that one day I...
A Reason For Richard
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Recently I learned a valuable lesson from my little one. A lesson to slow down, to appreciate the small things, and most importantly a lesson in God's Grace. This weekend we made a big transition, we moved our 2-year-old daughter from a crib to a...
Leading Your Legacy
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What makes a good leader? How do YOU define a good leader? Is it someone who is successful themselves, or is it someone who makes others feel successful? Is success defined by how much money we have, how many friends we have, or is it something...
My Little Secret
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There’s and old Hymn written by Charles Tindley in 1916 entitled, Leave It There. I relate deeply to music and this song has a dear place in my heart. The course goes like this, "Take your burden to the lord and leave it there. If you trust...
Faith Over Fear
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4 “say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution, he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4 I have been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about fear...
A Different Perspective - A Cancer Story
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I went to visit a close friend for a few days who inspired me more than I ever could have imagined. She gave me a different perspective on life, an inspired perspective. In the midst of a stage 2 breast cancer fight, she picked me up at the airport...
The Blessing of Disappointment
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Disappointment is described as "the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations". (Macmillan, 2016) I felt a need to write about disappointment today. Disappointment surrounds us daily,...
Bestowing Our Burdens
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Today I'm reflecting on how much I've learned as a mother over the last 15 years. How far I have come, and how far I have to go. And most importantly, how I find it easier and easier to put my "mom worries" in God's hands. I...
It s Up to You
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Last week I had a doctor's appointment to talk with my doctor about all the fun things, you know, like cholesterol and triglycerides. I lean toward the high side when it comes to overall cholesterol so we had a long discussion about ways to help...
Transcending our Talent
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A few Saturday's ago my mom and I took a trip to a little gift shop in our town, my husband gave me a $40-dollar gift certificate for Christmas last year and I figured I better use it before Christmas was here again. I wasn't sure what I...
It's Not Promised
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Weekday mornings in our house are a bit of a whirlwind. With myself, a 15-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 2-year-old all running around like crazy people, trying to stay ahead of schedule, the house sometimes gets a bit messy. Okay, most mornings when...
It's Just a Stage
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It's Just a Stage Living the real life stages of our relationship with Christ. We have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter. A beautiful, strong-willed 2-year-old daughter. Like most little ones, the word NO can send her off on a tangent of fits. You...
The Art of Surrender
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Matthew 16:24-26Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how....
Baseball and Grace
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"Grace (from the Greek New Testament word charis) is God's unmerited favor. It is kindness from God that we don't deserve. There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favor. It is a gift from God." (Mary Fairchild,...
Mixing the Meatloaf
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My mom loves to cook. Not only does she enjoy cooking, she's really, really good at it. If you know her, she'll be sure to invite you over for her fall-off-the bone BBQ ribs. In addition to being an excellent cook, she's an outstanding...
What A Friend
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A month and a half ago I had a surgery to correct some heartburn issues I've had for many years. I had high hopes that with surgery on Friday, I could rest over the weekend and be back to work on Monday. (I am self employed so paid time off is not...
Asking For Help
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“So be content with who you are, and don't put on airs. God's strong hand is on you; He'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you” 1 Peter 5:6-7 (MSG) Sometimes, we all need help. And...
A Perfect Forgivness
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This morning mom lost it. (mom being me)Sometimes, our little blessings have a way of finding that last nerve we have and stomping on it. Most days when this happens, when I feel a scream coming on, I can put myself in a timeout. Maybe just a few...
A Weight Lifted
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Back in 2008 I found myself divorced and raising two children basically on my own. My ex-husband was always struggling financially so I figured forcing him to pay child support would only make everyones situation worse. For years after our divorce I...
Embracing the Inconvenient
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“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) My husband and I own a small auto parts store in a rural community in the Midwest. As part of our services we deliver parts to customers and garages...
A Moms Prayer
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A Mom's Prayer "Direct your children unto the right path and when they are older they will not leave it" Proverbs 22:6 My son is 14. A wonderful young man (his 9 year-old sister may not agree) but he makes me proud. I'm not saying...
Things I Can't Imagine
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Things I Can't Imagine At 23 I found myself pregnant, unmarried, and scared out of my mind. I had no idea how to be a mom. Now I can't imagine life without the young man he has become. I was divorced 7 years ago and left to raise my two kids...
Lessons from Losing
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Lessons from Losing Thoughts on Being the Loser I have never been very athletic. I played a few sports in middle school but I didn't have that "natural ability" so after 8th grade I didn't participate in any extracurricular sports....