Carey Bailey

Motherhood/Parenting

Body Talk:part II

Body Talk: Part II Last week’s post on our bodies hit a cord. I was hoping it would and I was also hoping it wouldn’t. You see, there are large parts of my story and who I have been and become that revolve around my feelings towards my body.  I know my story, some of you reading this know my story, some of you share the same story, and some of you are living the story as I write. That story being that I have dealt with two bouts of what is deemed an “eating disorder”.  Once in college and  ...

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Devotionals, Prayer/Prayer Requests

Judgemental Prayer.

It had been a rough morning. It was my ONE day of the week I get to spend all day with the kids so I needed to do SOMETHING to try to redeem the day for us.  I took them to one of those play areas inside a mall  – we had never done that before. We got there and both kids excitedly ran in and were having a grand time. I immediately went into observation mode. Some caregivers (I don’t want to assume they were moms) were sitting around the perimeter on the phone, some were chit chatting  ...

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Motherhood/Parenting

Happy Happy Mother’s Day

I am honored to be serving as the guest writer on {in}courage for Mother’s Day! Seriously, thrilled! If you are visiting from {in}courage WELCOME to Cravings! I hope you will peek around, stay awhile and visit again. I would suggest checking out the Wednesday series called Craving Fruit and a brand new Tuesday Series called Body Talk. Again, thanks for visiting. I hope I can get to know you better and your journey to desiring God in the midst of motherhood.p.s. – I have a  ...

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Devotionals

A mothers tears

I sat with a friend tonight. A fellow mom. The tears gushed, spilled, flooded, and there was no stopping them. Words like: Failure Overwhelmed Tired Non-stop Unable Need more time flowed from her mouth. I have been there. Can I assume you have been there too? There was NOTHING I could do to stop it. The negatives were untrue!  But in that moment, all I could do was be an ear to hear. It is in those times of feeling worthless that I need this: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through  ...

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