Nora Tatina

Eight Things Motherhood Teaches You!

  Motherhood has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding journeys I have ever embarked upon. When my kiddos are playing nicely together and there’s no trail of legos or crushed Cheerios in sight, being a mom feels magical and beautiful. But then there are days when I’m exhausted, and all I want to…
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God’s will or your big dream? Which one would you choose?

It still feels like yesterday. With tears dripping down my cheeks, I held another rejection letter. I had cried so hard that day, the kind of ugly cry that leaves you looking like a morning zombie with mascara running down your nose and face. At that time, my big dream was to be a writer.…
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Make A New Year’s Resolution!

I’m not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. The very thought of them makes me cringe. Still, at the beginning of this year, I sat down with my fun, bright neon pen and fluffy, big notebook (because I’m a born-again diva) and tried to think and plan all the changes I wanted to make this…
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Finding Freedom from Superwoman: Letting Jesus be the Hero of Our Story

Everyone loves a superhero. There’s something empowering and magical about wearing an 8-foot red cape and saving the world. The moment you reveal your superpower, the world looks at you differently. In the blink of an eye, you become a hero, capable of doing anything! Now, it’s one thing to see a man saving the…
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Why Naomi’s Advice is for You, too!

  She replied, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today.” Ruth 3:18 I had waited all my life for this moment, and now it was finally happening. He had prepared everything. He wore his best suit. He filled his…
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Better Than Bad Days

“But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth” Psalm 74:12 Sunlight burst through the window, causing shadows to dance on the walls. The air outside was crisp, making a cold winter day in the Midwest seem like anything was possible. Even my little girl joined the day’s wonder with…
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In Every “NO” , God Has a Plan

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 (ESV) My heart pounded as I read the subject line “Announcing this year’s devotional winners.” I debated whether I should open the email…
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Our Spiritual Tattoo

“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me.” Leviticus 25:23 Psalms 34:18 There I was preparing my three-year-old for her first day of preschool with a permanent marker in my hand. Yes, I’m the mama that likes to label everything! Just as…
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Fear Traps, Trust Frees

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbs 29:25 Nothing prepared me for what I saw when my little girl started preschool during Covid-19. Tiny masks covered little mouths and noses. Little ones stood outside the school building, eyes filled with confusion and uncertainty.…
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The Beauty of Rejection

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18 “I love girls with long hair. I mean really long hair,” my friend announced. “Really?” I said. “But how long? Long, like down her back?” I was curious. I had to ask. He nodded. “So, you like a…
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