Sure-fire Way To Handle Discouragement

Do you ever get discouraged?  The definition of discouragement is 1) the act of making something less likely to happen or of making people less likely to do something 2)  a feeling of having lost hope or confidenceIf that is the definition of discouragement, than what is the definition of encouragement?  It is:  1) the act of making something more appealing or more likely to happen 2) something that makes someone more determined, hopeful, or confident.  ...more

The Right Words At The Right Time

HIMI recently read a magazine article written by a women who was reminiscing of a camping trip she went on during her senior year of highschool. She saw herself back then as a plain, gangly, insecure girl with frizzy hair so was shocked one evening on that trip when a handsome boy walking by stopped to chat.   She was certain he was trying to get to know "her better looking friend" as certainly n...more

Positive Female Relationships - Finding a Place of Encouragement

Female relationships can be complicated things. We live in a society that encourages us to compete with other women, to do whatever it takes to come out on top, and begs us to ask ourselves, "what's in it for us?"We're the selfie generation. Social media now makes us more concerned with things like FOMO  (fear of missing out) and good Instagram filters. We are queens of the humble brag. Our society is pushing away from positive female relationships and encouraging the focus to be put on us. ...more

10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Mom

Being a mom is the only experience I have ever had that has taken me through such a roller coaster of emotions.  Joy, laughter, love, frustration, anxiety, fear, anger, sadness and excitement.  Each day brings new challenges, experiences and joys.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but these are the ten things I with I’d been told about being a mom....more
Love this!  So true :)  I wouldn't change anything about having my kids.  I can't even imagine ...more

Don’t Defeat My Progress Because of My Pain. Let Your Words Help Me to Heal and Feel Whole Again

God knows all about us and still blesses us. In spite of our flaws, he still loves us. Yet there are those who have seen us at our worse and know all about our past. But sometimes fail to understand the impact of their words when trying to console us when in pain....more

Today we say goodbye

Walking into the future | Photo by Christopher Derrell, Barbados ...more

Speak Life by TobyMac

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Can’t someone just be nice today?”We’ve all had those down in the dumps, nothing seems to go right, can’t catch a break kind of days....more

It Doesn't Matter, Do It Anyway!

It doesn't matter if your loved ones aren't as supportive or excited about your dream as you are, do it anyway.  It doesn't matter how long it will take, do it anyway.   It doesn't matter if you don't feel like trying today, do it anyway.  It doesn't matter if he or she doesn't like it, do it anyway.  It doesn't matter if "they" don't understand, do it anyway.  It doesn't matter if the answer is no THIS TIME, keep doing it anyway.  It doesn't matter if you cry, keep doing it anyway....more

Evolution of the Heart

The grieving process; its like trying to make water do what you want it to. It's all over the place is it's liquid state. Like an ocean wave or a babbling brook, we can look at it, touch it, but in the end, it all just seem to run through our fingers when we try to make it do what we want it to do. Grief and Water; The fascinating thing about them both is their miraculous ability to change forms. Some times through the changes, beautiful ice sculptures or amazing cloud formations are born....more