Goals for 2014

I recently shared a bit of my reflections on last year and how it was just plain, old hard. It was good to reflect, but it’s been even better for me to look forward. I love to plan, schedule, and create routines. It helps my heart feel prepared for what may or may not come […]

2013 was Hard

2013 was quite the year. So many blessings. So many heartaches. Moments when I didn’t think I could go on and days that were filled with so much unexpected joy that my heart was about to burst. But mostly is was HARD. As I lived through 2013 and more and more things went wrong (4 […]

The Thrill of Hope

(photo taken from the Influence Network) Hope. It’s what we all look for isn’t it? Hope that our children will come home. Hope that our family will transition well when more are added to the brood. Hope that all will turn out for the best. Hope that life will just. get. easier. But sometimesĀ (most of […]

A Day to be Thankful

Yesterday I shared that sometimes it can be very hard to be thankful when life’s circumstances are challenging or not as you expected. But one thing I have learned during this season is to LOOK for the every day gifts I’ve been given. Ann Voskamp challenges her readers to write down the evidences of God’s […]

When it’s Hard to be Thankful

Thanksgiving 2013. It seems like it wasn’t too long ago we were gathering at our friends’ home for a day of fun, food, and football in 2012. But here we are, Thanksgiving 2013. I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say this has been one of the hardest years to have an attitude of thankfulness. […]

Blessings amidst Trial

In September when I went to the Influence Conference I met a young woman at the She Reads Truth devotional time early Friday morning who has blessed my life in a way I never would have imagined. I had just finished my morning workout and had rushed over to the optional meet up of the […]

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