Pursuing Your Dreams

Pursuing Your Dreams

Moving to a new city was exciting and adventurous. A fresh start that would give our family the boost we needed. We were pursuing our dreams. New neighborhoods to explore, restaurants to dine in and the shopping was fantastic. Yes, it was wonderful ... for about 6 months. Then I started to feel a little restless. Despite numerous attempts, our family was still searching for a church home. I was longing for close friends and I wanted my kids to get plugged into positive activities in our Continue reading

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5 Ways To Persevere When Parenting Young Children

5 Ways To Persevere When Parenting Young Children

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephanie Kirby for winning the RefresHER gift pack!  Thanks to everyone for leaving such great comments. Your insights, encouraging words and pure genius thoughts are so inspiring!!  Hi Friend, Thank you for stopping by today. Maybe you are visiting for the first time because you read my Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today devotional. I'm so thrilled that you're here! In honor of you, I'm giving away a RefresHER gift-pak. It includes a Starbucks gift Continue reading

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The Don’t-Go-Near-Her Attitude

The Don’t-Go-Near-Her Attitude

Seeing the blue flashing lights in my rear view mirror was not a good sign. As I glanced down at the speedometer I realized I was going much faster then intended. Despite my attempts to explain, the police officer wasn’t budging. It didn’t matter that I was lost in an unfamiliar section of town. It didn’t matter that my friend had just given birth to her second child and I had spent hours preparing a meal for her family. I was secretly hoping the lingering aroma of chicken fettuccini Continue reading

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When I See You In Heaven

When I See You In Heaven

" … He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’" Revelation 21:4-5a (NASB) I could feel the slow rhythm of his heartbeat as I laid my head against his chest. Tears quietly rolled down my face as I held back the sobs that were begging to burst forth from underneath my heart. Closing my Continue reading

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Keep It Shut {Karen Ehman & Giveaway}

Keep It Shut {Karen Ehman & Giveaway}

My husband and I are a "perfect" match when it comes to communication. He speaks few words. I speak too many words. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I've unintentionally tip-toed over the couple-communication-line and finished his sentences for him. Ouch! Fortunately, I have a good friend who is a communications expert. Her name is Karen Ehman and she just released her new book titled, KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All. I'm super excited Karen is Continue reading

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She Laughs Without Fear of the Future

She Laughs Without Fear of the Future

Hi Friend, Do you ever find yourself worrying about tomorrow? Do you sometimes feel anxious and wonder what life has in store for you next week, month or even next year? Does fear keep you from celebrating what the future holds? Hopefully you were intrigued by the title of this post, She Laughs Without Fear of the Future. Would you say that title describes you in any way? I came across this Bible verse (below} in my daily reading and had to share it with you today. I pray that as Continue reading

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