Moving Forward While Stuck: Words of Encouragement

Custom hand stamped boho bracelet by Lisa Hamilton

Life is not always fair. Things do not always go as planned. One step forward and two steps back. Tie a knot in the rope and hold on. These are some of the advice cliches we have all heard, told a friend, or even told ourselves.

Bless it! Lately I have just felt stuck. Not in a rut. Like stuck stuck. But I am trying to move forward no matter how stuck I may feel. I am telling myself I can move forward. I must move forward. I will move forward centimeter by centimeter and moment by moment. With enough determination and a positive attitude, I will overcome the stuck and move forward.

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Inspirational pick bracelet by Lisa Hamilton

Several months ago, I was a bit frustrated with pretty much everything, and I was needing something to keep me motivated.  I knew Lisa Hamilton of pebble and ore could create a bracelet that was colorful, fun, and most of all–motivating.  I needed a small reminder to tell me no matter how dark and tiresome the days seemed a little progress is better than no progress. Staying put and holding on to a fraying rope is better than moving backward and letting go. I needed this reminder to tell me to be still and let God be God (Psalm 46:10).

From my random thoughts, Lisa created my “Moving Forward While Stuck” boho bracelet.  She added the most darling hand stamped charms to it–grace, hope, and faith. These charms reminded me to seek Scripture.

“My Grace is sufficient for thee: for My Strength is made perfect in weakness….”

2 Corinthians 12:9

Precious Grace Boho bracelet handmade by Lisa Hamilton of Beadsoul

Grace Boho bracelet handmade by Lisa Hamilton of pebble and ore

“Rejoicing in Hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer….”

Romans 12:12

Hand stamped charm and necklace by Beadsoul

Hand stamped charm necklace by Lisa Hamilton of pebble and ore

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….”

Hebrews 11:1

Thank you, Lisa, for your incredible little masterpieces that help to spread love, hope, and joy.


Words to live by!

It has indeed been a long journey to where I am now.  Since we last sat down and chatted, my little family and I sold our beloved HatRidge and moved to a new home in Alabama.  Our new place is currently under major renovation, and I will be sharing some of those projects with you. Even though it is a bit overwhelming, I am excited about the new home and all of the projects that await!

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The new home in Alabama *big smile*