In His Way

About three years ago I heard the gentle whisper of God saying He wanted me to share with others my struggles. He wanted me to write how He helped me overcome my trials as I walked through them. At first, I laughed and blew it off. Yes, I use to do that when God first asked me to do something I’ve never done before. Especially if it’s something I’ve never even considered doing. Then as He usually does, He continued to remind me what He wanted me to do, until I sat down and talked to Him about it.My excuses not to write my story were endless....more

Past = Future

I read a quote a friend put on Facebook the other day that hit me like a brick upside the head.“You can’t get where you need to be if you don’t face where you are.” ~ Joyce MeyerI use to believe the past had nothing to do with today and certainly not our future.  Once the day had gone, it was gone.  Never to be seen or heard from again.  I thought we could just push it out of our mind and those bad days or horrific encounters with certain people would be forgotten forever....more

Let It Go

Lately, I continue to find myself getting caught up in the decisions of others.  Decisions, I feel, they are making poorly.  It’s difficult to see someone, especially someone you love, make bad choices.  Choices you know will have bad results. How do I know they will turn out bad? Because they’ve made the same choices in the past and I have seen the outcome.  I know the results will not change, because the circumstances have not changed.  Results that are painful. Painful to not only themselves, but to those around them as well....more

I Prayed For That?

Earlier this year I wrote about exercise and my lack of it. I talked about the days I use to walk almost everyday for an hour and a half per day. While I walked I either worshiped God while listening to music or talked to Him through prayer. Soon after this post I realized I missed this time with God. Even though I spent most mornings alone with God I missed being out walking with Him. That’s when I started praying for time in my day to get back to walking like I used to....more

Discerning My Path

Whenever I have a new idea or plan of action, I like to seek out those close to me for advice and opinions.  I do this for several reasons.First, because it forces me to put what I plan to do into words.  As I do that it forces me to think through the situation more clearly which helps me have a better understanding about what it will look like as I walk through this plan.  Secondly, I seek others because they can sometimes assist me in working out all the details. Details I had not thought of before....more

Terrified!

When my kids were little their play dates included the parents and were planned by the parents.  It seemed to be what everyone did.  It was nice because the kids were kept busy and tired each other out while the adults had a relaxing conversation.  Then as the kids got older it changed to one parent dropping a kid off at another kid’s house.  The kids still kept each other busy, but the parent whose house they were at no longer had someone to sit and relax with.  The parent who dropped off had time away from their child.  To make things fair, you usually t...more

Wonderfully Maddening

.Being a parent is wonderful, but at the same time, it’s completely maddening.  As soon as I think all is well and I’m doing pretty well as a parent one of our kids decides to push their limits...more

Do You Exercise?

About two years ago it seemed like EVERYONE I knew went to the gym, ran, biked or all of the above…..REGULARLY!  It made me feel so lazy.  I feel awkward at the gym.  I feel like everyone is judging what I can and cannot do and how I look while doing it.  I know in reality no one cares, it’s my lack of self confidence....more