Hope For the Weary Mama

Anyone who has been called out by the Lord to write words to point people to Him know how hard this can be.  He asks us to expose our lives for the sake of others.  To lay down and become vulnerable.  To reach into the deep places of where we have been and where we… Continue reading Hope For the Weary Mama

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Keeping Your Chin Up In the Dressing Room-The Struggle Is Real

Why do clothing manufactures pick swimsuits to skew the sizes on us?  Why can't it be something like socks-or bras-that you have to buy 3 X's your size to get a good fit?   But the bigger question is, why do I let that 5 minute time span in that 2X2 room of mirrors still… Continue reading Keeping Your Chin Up In the Dressing Room-The Struggle Is Real

You Are Tougher Than You Think

  Have you ever felt like you were losing your mind?  Like...losing your flipping mind!!   Shortly after my first child was born, I found myself back in the work place.  I had just taken 6 glorious weeks to be home with my newborn baby.  We rocked.  We ate.  I sang.  He cried.  We walked. … Continue reading You Are Tougher Than You Think

Shutting the Door on Unnecessary Guilt

I was recently explaining to my husband why I had spent money on a purchase for our home “just because” in a tone that screamed “I KNOW I SHOULDN’T SPEND THIS MONEY!”. My husband shook his head, clearly upset that I felt like I had to justify why I would splurge on myself.  I think what he… Continue reading Shutting the Door on Unnecessary Guilt

Come…Drink Up

"Lord, I feel like a wash cloth that has been soaked in vinegar and wrung out and twisted in an attempt to dry me completely and after being wrung out, I feel like I've been tossed to the side to dry up stiff as a board."   This was my journal entry recently.  My first… Continue reading Come…Drink Up

Where’s the Parenting Manual?

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 We have one child out the door and the last one still living at home but mostly independent.  We are beginning to taste the joys, and sometimes the sorrow (speaking for myself, not my husband) of a quiet home. Like most parents, I… Continue reading Where’s the Parenting Manual?

What Does Sweetness Feel Like?

Recently I attended a weekend away with one of my closest friends and about 158 other women I did not know.  Mealtime was full of wonderful foods prepared by in house chefs and large round tables where we sat and ate family style.  The introvert in me could have easily sat off at a table… Continue reading What Does Sweetness Feel Like?

Your Story Matters

I thought this fortune was going to be a great catalyst to talk about work place conversation.  I was going to talk about how I love to hear other people's' stories.  How encouraged I get when someone shares a part of their life with me.  Giving me an opportunity to identify with them, to laugh,… Continue reading Your Story Matters