Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates

Happy Valentines Day! I just love this day and everything chocolate about it. I mean seriously! This day everything is dipped, coated, sprinkled and baked in chocolate! Seriously, what’s there not to love! On Tuesday my girlfriends and I got together for our biweekly Bible study and celebrated Galentines Day! We had such a blast…

WHAT DOES DISCIPLINE LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11 WHAT DOES DISCIPLINE LOOK LIKE TO YOU? Is it refraining from indulging in those decadent treats? Is it going to sleep every night before 10 pm…

When forgiving feels impossible

As a child growing up, I remember feeling the sting of rejection. My biological father was nowhere in the picture. I thought surely he must have wanted a boy. Because why else would he not be there for me. As years passed anger grew. I felt like I was not good enough. Unloved. Rejected on…

Happy New Year

How exciting! So we survived 2018! Yessss!!! I say this laughingly. 2018 was great but boy was it challenging. There were moments where I wondered, am I on the right path here? Am I doing enough? Is God pleased with my work? As the year came to an end I sat in bed sick for…

Merry Christmas

Thank you for being a part of our lives and joining me here on my little corner of the world. It has been such a joy and blessing to share with you encouraging messages and snippets of my crazy fun filled life. This year Rene and I had the joy of becoming first time grandparents…

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Remember Joseph? In Genesis 37, we learn about a young man named Jospeh. Here’s a guy, that as a young boy had these dreams. Dreams no one understood. If anything, many were offended. Joseph suffered long trials and his circumstances often seemed so bleak. Nothing like his dreams. Time after time Joseph faced a set…

The Love of a Momma Bear

“And He could bear Israel’s misery no longer.” Judges 10:16 As a momma bear, I have been tested so many times by my boys. Testing me to my limits on certain occasions. And to them it was either funny or they knew this time mom wasn’t having it. I mean, seriously, those boys knew how…

Battle of Discouragement

Discouragement is such an ugly feeling. Those overwhelming thoughts that say we just aren’t good enough or not doing enough drown out God’s truths about who we are. I’ve battled with discouraging thoughts that roar like the chaotic waves in the sea. Thoughts that have attempted to make me feel as though I am not…

Nothing Is Impossible

As I sit here this morning rocking my granddaughter to sleep, I began thinking of the visions God gave me a few years ago. I remember thinking to myself during my baby Christian stage moments, “That’s just crazy and impossible. There’s just no way someone like me could ever do these kind of things.” Then…

CURVE BALL

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DAY THAT IS JUST GOING GREAT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU GET A CURVE BALL THROWN INTO YOUR DAY? That was me today in a nutshell.  Actually that’s been me for the past 4 weeks.  Lately life has been throwing me curve balls that literally leave me swinging through…