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Published on January 13, 2014, by in Relationships.

How often have you heard the following conversation? “What do you want to do in life?” “I don’t know!” “Well, if you had a million dollars, what would you do?” How did we make that leap? If the purpose of the above conversation is to find our passion, the very activity we live for, we’re asking the wrong question. Let me show you why! Last week I asked my friends this question and within a very short time, already had 28 responses AND someone called

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Published on January 3, 2014, by in Relationships.

As many of you know, our family motto is, “Love God, Love Others”. While very imperfect at it, this is what we strive for! As our family commits to daily Bible reading this year, we also want to commit to one, JUST ONE act of kindness each day. Our hope is to share the love of Jesus Christ as “We love because HE first loved us.” 1 John 4:19. If you want to join us, please hop over to my Facebook page where I will be sharing

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Published on December 10, 2013, by in Grief, Relationships.

Meet my beautiful friend Rachel… Rachel is a mom to 7 children, blogger, writer, and speaker who loves Jesus and whose desire is “to inspire (others) to live out extraordinary faith in Christ by providing everyday real-life solutions.” After I published my post yesterday, 10 Ways to Love the Broken-Hearted this Christmas, I asked her if I could re-post her blog from yesterday and share with you an incredible book she wrote: While Christmas is a wonderful time of year for many, hurting hearts at

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Published on December 9, 2013, by in Grief, Relationships.

The holiday season can be difficult for many people. I’ve spent a few seasons absolutely dreading the near-30 days from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Whether it was the loneliness I felt while my husband was deployed, wondering if I was celebrating my last Christmas after my cancer returned, or the multiple years holding back tears while decorating, knowing there should be more stockings hung by the chimney with care. The other week a dear friend was tagged in a picture on Facebook. She and seven other

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As Mother’s Day approached, our family was closing in on the one-year anniversary of our daughter’s birth and death day. My emotions were all over the place. Even though I still had a living child, my heart ached for Kylie. My grieving process was still very real and highly unpredictable. Before church, my husband reminded me of the annual Baby Dedication at our church that morning. As instant nausea set in I froze. “I’m not ready God!” I was filled with uneasy anticipation, not knowing

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