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Arianne is a mom of three boys and a baby girl. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, and sifts through the Legos and fluffy cloth diapers hoping to one day catch up on sleep. Her heart is healing and thriving from living life as a mom of kids with autism and...

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  1. So much truth in such understandable words! It seems the Lord is teaching us very similar things at the moment… I love this post! Thank you very much for sharing this with us and be blessed!

  2. Oh wow, this is just…breathtaking. You show me how obeying out of love for God brings His peace, healing and His like-no-other LOVE. I need to live out this truth more often.
    Thank you for this!

  3. thank you for this…sometimes I feel…inadequate…when I cant voice what my heart and soul feels and I cant get beyond just ‘Jesus’ but there is so much power in His name…so much.

  4. I’ve never seen or heard anyone explain what silence is like for me. You did it. I could never do it. You, through the Spirit, did it. Just in the act of obeying you put words to that silence and my fear of it.. and the constant desire to avoid it, hide from it or fill it. I will tell you that the Lord used you to help me when I didn’t want it. I was just sitting here thinking… “I quit! where do I go to quit!”. Now, I’m just sitting here whispering His name… crying on my keyboard.
    Thank you

  5. Oh Ari – you have walked the dark road into the deep places of grief and I can see you there, all shining in His glory light. You blaze a trail for us to be bold and follow. You light the way with His name. You make me want to sit in the pool of your quiet and listen to the silence with you.
    Does this even make sense? It does in my heart. I would show you my heart if I could Ari. I would open it up and show you the places where you have touched my heart.
    Thank you
    Lisa-Jo

  6. I love the reminder that sometimes we must CHOOSE to bless, to obey, to love, to pursue–though our emotions may not be clamoring for those things. This was a beautifully reminder of that truth. Thank you from a coffeeshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  7. Very very inspiring indeed. Also wanted to remind you to take a break and sip some tea today on your porch! Homeschooling 3 must be a challenge, and while I know you’re up for it, take a tip from a virtual stranger who has two rowdy ones of her own… BREATHE! (I’m not as brave as you. I stuck them in L.A. public school as fast as you can say Alleluia.)

  8. I’ve read over this several times.
    Dug through the meaning
    and pondered its weight.
    This is my eighth reading.
    ****
    He reaches out through you, Ari.
    He touches my heart with your words—leading me through the obedience of my sister.
    Your ministry is love.

  9. Your words speak truth. Only truth. Amazing things come when we bless the name of the Lord. When we thank Him, exalt Him, love Him, worship Him… even when we might not feel like it. If we just do, if we just allow our spirit the time to open up and sing His praises, He always brings peace and love.
    I am so thankful, that even when the enemy attacks with death or disease or even just depressing thoughts God is right there to lift us up if we just allow Him to do so.
    Nell

  10. beautiful beautiful beautifull. Yes, beauty full. I love love love this post. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.