The Belt Test

There have been so many treats pass through our house these past few months.  There have been cupcakes, pies, homemade cookies, peanut butter cups, chocolate galore, and chocolate covered strawberries.  And now it is Girl Scout cookie season, with Thin Mints to tempt me at the entrance of every store I enter.   If I indulgedContinue reading “The Belt Test”

Sometimes Life Hurts…a Lot

This is “the most wonderful time of year”, yet sometimes it is hard to breathe deep without feeling sorrow or pain. This is a season of “comfort and joy”, yet sometimes the tears don’t stop flowing. This is the season to “rock around the Christmas tree” yet pulling the covers off and getting out ofContinue reading “Sometimes Life Hurts…a Lot”

“Your wish is my command.” -God  from Delusional 4:15

No where in the Bible does God promise to answer all of our prayers in a way that makes life comfortable. In fact, he warns us that we will face trials and tribulation on Earth.  Yet, everyday there are people raising their fists AT God and blaming him when they don’t get what they want. Continue reading ““Your wish is my command.” -God  from Delusional 4:15″

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”