Nancy Stank
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 1 year, 8 months and 28 days.

  I have published 28 blogs and 48 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Jul 28 2017 11:07:56am

 I currently live in: United States.
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In the moment
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
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 first. The doctors joking referred to this pregnancy as a “geriatric pregnancy”, which did make me smile a bit. It was a bit harder, but God blessed us with a healthy baby girl! A baby girl who refused to sleep more than 3 hours at a time! I remember being so exhausted! There were days when I didn’t know how I would ever make it through those 8 hours at work. (I am sure my husband felt the same way) Not only were we drained from lack of sleep, we were pulled in many directions between the other kid’s extracurricular......
The challenge of change
Nancy Stank
published . 4 min read
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 would go on to school in some area of psychology. I was sure I was going to have a successful career, hopefully one day get married, probably not have kids (I really wasn’t a “kid” person)….. I had many plans back then, not a single one of them worked out the way I had anticipated. My plans changed in many ways, because of many events, because of choices I made, some good and some bad, but in the end God’s plan came together just as He had planned. I am married now, for the second time, not as I would’ve......
A reason for richard
Nancy Stank
published . 4 min read
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 “big girl bed”. I think the transition was much more emotional for me than for your little peanut. This transition brought to mind a poem I had read a few years back, the author, though unknown, surely pulled some heart strings with this one: The Last Time From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will never be the same. You might long for the person you were before, When you have freedom and time, And nothing in particular to worry about. You will know tiredness like you never knew it before, And days will run into......
Leading your legacy
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
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 bigger? Lately it seems that I have spent a lot of time mulling over these and many other questions surrounding what makes a leader more than someone who is “in charge”. For the past year, my husband and I have been blessed to be entrepreneurs of sorts, but before that, for 19 years, I worked for a very large corporation as a manager. The company went through a phase where they felt a strong desire to train us to be more than just mangers, they wanted us to be great leaders. They didn’t only want us to go through the motions, but......
My little secret
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
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 and never doubt, He will surely bring you out. Take your burden to the Lord. Leave it there." I have something weighing heavy on my heart. An issue that will probably be nothing. Through experience I have found that God has a magnificent way of quieting my cares in HIS glorious time. So today when I was told something that bothered me I made a commitment to God and to myself. I made a promise to Him. I promised Him that I was not going to make this a public concern, it would only be a topic of conversation with him. (This is going to be......
Faith over fear
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
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 or in my case, lack of. About how powerful fear can be. How emotionally and physically taxing fear can be on both our mind and body. If you spend any time on social media sites such as Face Book, you are well aware of the fear the last presidential election stirred up in many people. I see many people who are emotionally overcome with fear of where the county is going and how our new president is going to impact our lives. Then I think, am I so naive that I have no fear of the future of this country? Should I be more up to date on media? Am I......
A different perspective - a cancer story
Nancy Stank
published . 2 min read
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 with a beaming face. (I haven't seen her in a few years) During our three day visit we talked about all the things we've missed over the last few years. Jobs, babies, friends... .. The conversation went on and on as if a day had not passed since we'd seen one another. We also talked about the "C" word. About chemo and upcoming treatment plans, about being sick and Gods plan. I learned what chemo port is and how the medicine is delivered to her body. How the days during chemo were hard, but she pushed through and rested......
The blessing of disappointment
Nancy Stank
published . 4 min read
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, we can be disappointed in our children, or our spouse, our job, our life... ... .. I could go on and on, and most days I am guilty of feeling disappointed about something. Most often by things, events, and outcomes that are beyond my control. I waste a lot of energy focusing on the things I cannot change. When my kids come to me with this overcast feeling of disappointment I tell them that it will all be okay, that they may feel sad now but that sadness will subside and the events eventually become life lessons they can look back upon and grow......
Bestowing our burdens
Nancy Stank
published . 3 min read
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 think for the most part, the worries of a mom are much different than those of a father. We, as moms, spend a good deal of time stressing about things that are beyond our control. And why? It must be one of our earthly flaws that make it difficult to rest in Him, (sometimes rest at all) knowing full-well He will sort everything out. Unfortunately, I have always been one of those people who cares too much about what other people think, especially when I was younger. As I age, I have learned to find contentment in who I am, who God made me. I have......
It's up to you
Nancy Stank
published . 4 min read
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 lower the levels. She said something that made my mind wander for a few seconds. She said, (I will paraphrase because I'm not sure of her exact words) “as doctors we can give you all the tools and even prescribe medications to help you, but ultimately, it's your choice to use these tools and take medications, we can't MAKE you do anything” . To me this was a simple yet profound statement that can certainly be applied to my faith. I think many times I get caught up in the idea that if I just pray hard enough, things should......
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