Author Archives: Natalie Nieves

About Natalie Nieves

I am a lover of Jesus. I am happily married and blessed with two beautiful children. My husband and I serve on the Pastoral Staff at a church located in New York City. I pray that God would fill you with unspeakable hope as you read my blog posts!

Being Instead of Doing

Here in New York City, our culture is very much go-go-go. We rise and shine, hustle in the daily grind, and then repeat it all over again.  It’s pretty much the way life is here. To be busy is pretty … Continue reading

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Hope in His Discipline

“Just as I’m in the process of parenting my children, the Lord is in the process of parenting me.” I read this quote by Melissa Kruger, a writer with Proverbs 31 Ministries, a few months ago and, as a stay-at-home … Continue reading

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Be Still

After a few years of being married, my husband and I came to the realization that we had gained a bit of weight as newly weds.  We were enjoying our date nights, eating at different places, trying new foods.  But, … Continue reading

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Hold on to Hope

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).   A few years ago, my husband and I were traveling to the Poconos area in Pennsylvania to visit family.  Unbeknownst to us, … Continue reading

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He Knows

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV). During my teenage years, after I whole-heartedly committed … Continue reading

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Breaking Free from the Ruts of Unbelief and Hopelessness

In recent months, I have contemplated a lot on the title of my blog page, “A Door of Hope.” Boy, have I been on a search for that door this year! A trying pregnancy, an even worse post-partum recovery, several ER … Continue reading

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When Your Heart is Gripped by Fear

My husband and I used to enjoy watching the television series, Once Upon A Time.  The writing and interplay between good and evil characters captivated us and drew us in.  The show is based on Disney fairy tales many of us … Continue reading

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An Exhausted Mama Finding Grace on a Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings can drain me.  There, I said it. Not quite something a pastor’s wife should say, I know. But, it’s the truth. On a normal Sunday, we rise up early to prepare for church. My husband leaves the house … Continue reading

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What Well Are You Drawing From?

When I became a mom, I was a tad bit naïve about how our lives would change.  It couldn’t be too hard to take care of a tiny person, could it? Boy, did I underestimate this thing called parenthood. Never … Continue reading

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When this Lonely Mama was on the Hunt for a Friend

Life as a stay-at-home mom has been fun.  What a great experience to see my son grow, learn, and play.  Sesame Street songs, soccer balls, playing T-Ball, dunking basketballs, and tossing footballs fill up my daily agenda.  It’s been a … Continue reading

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