2017, Encouragement for Women, Prayer

Those Days When It’s Even Hard to Pray…

Hello, Friend. Today, I want to talk about prayer and those hard days when even praying seems beyond our grasp. As in my last post about keeping Christmas simple, I’m continuing the simple theme in regards to prayer. Prayer is simply communing with God. Simple does not mean unimportant, less than, or less meaningful. In… Read More Those Days When It’s Even Hard to Pray…

2017, Encouragement for Women

Breaking Free From Soul Toxicity: How releasing this one thing can make you stronger

As I pulled the car door open the stench hit me like a sucker punch. A quick scan of the front seat and back yielded no sign of decaying fast-food or a zombie apocalypse. I sped off, head half-way out the window. Go ahead, lol as you imagine my hair. My grandson’s Saturday morning soccer… Read More Breaking Free From Soul Toxicity: How releasing this one thing can make you stronger

2017, acceptance, Affirmation, Encouragement for Women, value

To the Girl Who Needs Validation

Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash I get you. I get you because just like you, I’ve struggled with the overwhelming need to be validated every day like some parking ticket. I get you because just like you, I’ve reminded myself more than once that obsessing over my hair, my weight, and the fact that my hips are spreading like… Read More To the Girl Who Needs Validation

2017, Encouragement for Women, Failure, inspirational, myth

How to Overcome the Failure Myth

What exactly is the Failure Myth? Let’s break it down… First we’ll tackle the confusing mixed messages regarding failure. Optimists look at failure as a teacher and friend. believing failure teaches us things like try again, be persistent, never give upꟷspinning it positive because failure is how we learn. Perhaps that’s true, but often times… Read More How to Overcome the Failure Myth

Encouragement for Women, faith, famine, plans

My Seven Year Journey Through the Tunnel

    I’ve been traveling through a tunnel for the past seven years. Can I share my experience with you? A few days ago I realized almost seven years have passed since I left a place I considered a friend, a friend I practically grew up with from ages 19 to 48. But unfortunately, friends… Read More My Seven Year Journey Through the Tunnel

Encouragement for Women, gift, gifts, loss

When Days Don’t Feel Like Gifts

My keychain says each day is a gift from God. While I know that’s true, some days just don’t feel like a gift all tied up in ribbons and bows. You know what I mean? Those hard days. The ones when we ask… Why, God? When, God? How, God? The Father gives good gifts, and… Read More When Days Don’t Feel Like Gifts

calling, Encouragement for Women, serving, Time

Is There a Better Way to Tell Time?

No-Show. I’ve been guilty of it too, so no finger-pointing from this girl. We know how it goes. The I’ll try to make it results in I’m sorry I couldn’t make it. We have good intentions initially, but when go-time comes around, are we showing? Are we going? Try. It means to make an effort to… Read More Is There a Better Way to Tell Time?