We Manifest What We Focus On

It is so easy for me to get lost in my feelings.  I can get wrapped up at anger of the frustrating choices my kids make, or saddened at the unfair circumstances they encounter.  I can become so focused on fear of a virus, a response to my stance on a vaccine or my politicalContinue reading “We Manifest What We Focus On”

Will You Sink When Hard Times Hit?

“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.”  A good friend shared this quote with me a few years ago and it stuck.  I tried to find who the credit should go to for this quote and there wasn’t a definite answer, although it is frequently creditedContinue reading “Will You Sink When Hard Times Hit?”

Sometimes I Feel…

Sometimes I feel silly. Sometimes I feel hurt. Sometimes I feel angry. Sometimes I feel sad. Sometimes I feel excited. Sometimes I feel loved. Sometimes I feel scared. And sometimes I feel so many things at once and sometimes my emotions change every few minutes. YET…I smile because I am loved by God, I amContinue reading “Sometimes I Feel…”

I Loved You First

“I love you, I love you more, I loved you first.”  Everyone wants to be loved, to know their value and worth to others, yet for so many, there is a lingering disappointment that we aren’t loved fully and completely by others.  We were designed to crave love, to feel secure and nurtured, to feelContinue reading “I Loved You First”

God Made This Day For You

To all the mothers and the motherless who are hurting…today is for you. To all the mothers and the motherless who are hurting…today is for you. To all the mothers who long to talk to a child they can’t…He sees you. To all the mothers who have to be the fathers too…He sees you. ToContinue reading “God Made This Day For You”

A Pause in the Story Sometimes Requires a New Author

15 years old and Desperate Alone Isolated Broken Depressed Worthless …and then the story changed. When I was ready to give up, God was there with open arms.  He took me in and started to write my life through a whole new lens.  He has dragged me, pushed me, guided me, and held me everyContinue reading “A Pause in the Story Sometimes Requires a New Author”

Victim No More

I have a confession to make, I could watch videos of cute animals all day long.  It’s not just cute animal stories that get me though, it’s the stories of abused and neglected animals who find a new life.  I don’t just want to see the resuce either I want to see the transformation.  IContinue reading “Victim No More”

Surrender to Live

A few years back I was in my classroom teaching a group of energetic 6th graders, when little did I know, my teaching would encounter a startling interruption.  The sun was shining outside and it was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too cold.  It was the perfect day to prop open theContinue reading “Surrender to Live”

What If Lightning Strikes?

The thought of being struck by lightning is enough for us to pay attention and take precautions to avoid the lightning strike.  People typically don’t go outside in a lightning storm.  People also don’t go swimming when lightning is in the area.  These precautions make sense, but once we take every precaution we can, weContinue reading “What If Lightning Strikes?”

Waiting in Line, Full of Emotions

    I confess that I once waited in line to ride a roller coaster at an amusement park for close to three hours.  It was the newest ride in the park and the main reason I purchased a ticket that day. I had been anticipating this new sit-down, feet dangling, loopty-loop thrill ride since theContinue reading “Waiting in Line, Full of Emotions”