Devotional: Great is Thy Faithfulness

“Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not. As thou hast been, thou forever will be.” Maybe you have heard the words to this great hymn. Did you know those words are from Lamentations in the Bible? Lamentations was…

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…

This Silence in the Midst of Chaos

3/22/20 I wrote this when my best friend was diagnosed with an aggressive, relentless type of cancer two years ago. In those moments, it was difficult to even breathe. Two years later, she is still fighting the unseen cancer enemy. It only seemed fitting that I share the depths of what my soul felt back…

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,…

From These Ashes

Beauty. In the midst of suffering, brokenness, devastation. Is it possible? Dictionary.com defines beauty as “the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in…

When the rain comes…

Rain. For some reason I love the rain. It seems to bring peace. As a kid, when I would spend time with my grandparents, one of our favorite things to do when it would rain was to sip coffee on the front porch as a storm would roll in. It’s still one of my favorite…

Depression: My Reality…Jesus: My Life

It’s been a while…months…my pen has run dry…I’ve had no words. I still struggle with the words. I have been broken down until nothing was left. But I know that I must pick this pen up. I must pick up and keep going, keep living, keep writing. So here are my thoughts, lessons learned, and…

5 Truths You Should Know About a Miscarriage

March 22nd. The day my second child was due. The day we prepared for since we were given a due date at 7 weeks. The day that would actually bring about sorrow instead of joy. When I was pregnant with my first child, we decided to share our little secret at 5 weeks. We knew…