The Power of Being Picked

My kids came home tonight talking about kickball. My oldest daughter doesn’t usually want to play it at recess (let’s just say that apple didn’t fall far from this tree), but as you might suspect, it’s one of my son’s favorite games. Today though, my daughter decided (and I quote) “to be brave and just get out there.”My first thought was “I might collapse with pride right here in this kitchen” but my second thought was, “Please God, let her not have been the last one picked.”...more

3 (More) Motivational Quotes to Get You Through the Week

Originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health. ...more

Seeking Inspiration at #BlogHer15

At the end of this week, I'll be in New York City, attending my fourth blogging conference and third BlogHer. My train ticket is bought, new business cards are on their way, and I think I'll come up with some version of an outfit plan in the next few days (what to wear is a big deal with this group)....more
emmapalova Hi Emma! I'll definitely be tweeting from the conference, so feel free to follow me ...more

I'm Possible

Taking on Challenges


Appreciation: Are you Enough?


Say This With Me, I Declare And Decree I Will Walk In The Fullness of God’s Blessings!

Not everybody will celebrate you. There are some who may not even like you. They don’t matter. Learn to celebrate yourself. You matter! While it may be refreshing to know that somebody cares, even when they don’t, learn to celebrate yourself....more