THRIVE. My new favorite word. When speaking with the founder of FOCUS ministries in Chicago a few weeks back, she made mention of the term thrive. She talked to me about workshops she did in the past for women who were victims of domestic violence etc… I began to think about the millions of women out there … More Made to Thrive
Feeling the crisp cool air coupled with the distant warmth of the sun on my skin makes me feel like taking a deep breath inhaling the smell of Fall around the corner and exhaling the challenges of the Summer. As I do this, I instantly realize that the season is finally coming to an end not only … More A flower can grow in the Desert
If I were to be totally forthright about my personal feelings toward healthy foods, I’d say most of what I have experienced is …well… GROSS. I am that person who wants to be healthier, make better lifestyle choices, etc… But doesn’t exactly want to stop eating what I love. Now, I know that there are … More THIS TIME!
EXASPERATED. There is no other word that comes to mind when thinking about how my month went. So much has happened in the last thirty days, I’m so glad it’s over! There are so many stressors in our lives when we are just functioning at normal levels (whatever your normal may be) but when you throw … More Thirty Days
I am mad. This isn’t fair. I am scared. I don’t know enough about the military life. This sucks. This will be so challenging. I’m already tired just thinking about it. Will he be in danger? My mind has been flooded with these thoughts and more ever since we got our new orders except-they aren’t … More A Lady In Waiting
AHAAH moment!! I read something the other day during my quiet time on my patio that REALLY got me thinking. This particular read was about “grace growers”, you know….the people who were put in our lives to make us completely miserable, challenge us, talk about us, harm us, make known their dislike for our faith, … More Grace Growers
I regard Parenting as the single most rewarding, complicated, heart pounding, selfless, loving, blood boiling, amazing, confusing, wonderful thing I have ever done. Whether you are a single parent or married (I’ve been both), parenting is a challenge! Now throw in a blended family with step parents, biological parents, ex’s wives, ex husbands and all the families … More Is more really merrier?
Hesitant. That is the best word to describe how I felt his morning when thinking about what I wanted to share, that is until I spent some time with God. I will admit that for years I have dealt with being a people pleaser. Not so much in wanting people to like me, but more in the way … More Sink or Swim?
HOLD UP! WAIT A MINUTE! Before you go all crazy and start making judgments on her, let me address the one question people always ask..”Why does she stay?” Why does she continue to live a lie, why does she allow herself to be pushed around, hit, beaten etc… Why would she expose her children to … More What makes her stay?
I didn’t know that after all these years old memories would haunt my dreams. I didn’t know that they would fade into a cloud of dust seemingly as if they never existed when I opened my eyes. At first I thought they were just nightmares but the more I remember, the more I realize they … More I didn’t know…