For a Moment (a Letter to Grandpa)

On September 26, 2019 I heard the news I had dreaded: my sweet grandpa had passed away. My heart was broken. All I had wanted was one more moment, one more hug, one more time to hear him call me his sugar like he always did. Even though I had been up to see him…

Our Journey to Freedom

WE’RE DEBT FREE!!!!! Words we have been longing to say for three and a half years now. Words that right now are our future, but will very soon be part of our present. You see, something happened almost four years ago to wake us up and make us see that we were living beyond our…

Devotional: He Will Fight For You (Ex. 14)

As I continue to listen through the Bible, I came across a verse in Exodus Last month that really stood out to me. “But Moses told the people, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will…

Devotional: By the Brook

On Sunday our church had the opportunity to hear God’s Word from John Stroup, one of the founders of Freeway Ministries, a ministry out of Springfield (and Crossway Baptist Church) that ministers to criminals, drug addicts, and people that most would turn away. He preached a message I know well and hold dear to my…

Devotional: A New Beginning

Well, I’ve already blogged in 2019 almost as much as I did throughout 2018. This year I plan on posting a lot more through my blog and my YouTube channel. I plan on writing more devotionals than anything else and hope to go a little deeper with videos as I study through the Word, so…

A New Year: A Time of Hope

Here we are. That time of year again when you can’t help but look back at all of the experiences, trials, turning points, moments, and memories of the previous year. As you reflect back, you either look into the next year with anticipation and hope, set personal goals based on the struggles and disappoints of…

Everything Times 3

3 kids… I still can’t wrap my brain around being a mom of 3. I know that sounds silly; my husband came from of family of 5 brothers. 5 was their “magic number.” His Mom was from a family of 5, and his dad was from a family of 5, and then they had 5….

I am a Mom

I am a mom. I am a 35 year old mom who has two beautiful children. My daughter, who just turned 10, and my son, who will be seven in a week, are my pride and joy. I am not a mom who has experienced a perfect birth. Maybe because my children are stubborn! I…

Spring is in the Air

Springtime. My favorite season of all. Things that once appeared dead come back to life- the very breath of God breathes life back into them again. Flowers’ blooms grace the earth with their presence. Grass peaks from beneath the surface. The sweet sound of birds ring in your ears as they return. Life that lies…

Rejection

Rejection is something that I battle on a daily basis, whether it’s actual rejection or perceived rejection, it attempts to destroy my soul.  I always want to share my story, my heart, my life with whoever will hear. I recently had the priveledge of writing a guest blog for the organization Leading and Loving It,…