You Are Not Forgotten

You Are Not Forgotten

I didn't mean to stare, but I couldn't help it. After exchanging a quick smile, she continued placing grocery bags into her cart, while my eyes glanced back at her arms. Tattoos covered every inch of skin from her tiny shoulders to her delicate wrists. Images of hearts, religious symbols, quotes and names of those I imagined she loved over the years. Woven together in a tapestry of flesh and ink. Some of the designs had faded with time, while others popped with fresh, bold colors. Continue reading

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The Best Yes {Giveaway}

The Best Yes {Giveaway}

Update: The winner of this week's giveaway is Rebecca Pierce-Peter. Congratulations Rebecca and thanks to everyone for leaving such great comments. Y'all are amazing!! Hi Friend, I've got some exciting news for you this week. I'm giving away a copy of Lysa TerKeurst's new book, The Best Yes, and it could be yours! This post is part of Lysa's “The Best Yes” Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, Click Continue reading

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Bible Gateway’s Big Reveal

Bible Gateway’s Big Reveal

Have you ever had a secret that you were just dying to tell someone? A secret that needed to be shared and talked about. A secret of great value. If so, you might understand why I've decided to share one of my best-kept secrets with you today. It's actually a tool more than a secret. Something I use every day and no, it's not a fancy flat-iron for my unruly hair. This amazing tool has been so helpful to me. It's like having a 24 hour assistant who aides in providing important facts to Continue reading

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When Life Feels Rushed

When Life Feels Rushed

Do you ever feel like your days are filled with one rushed moment after another? I sure do! Most days I find myself running from one errand to another. Replying to one email after another. Having one conversation after another. Saying yes to help one person after another. Rush. Rush. Rush. And at the end of most days I'm either worn out from all those rushed moments or feeling anxious about all the demands the next day will bring. When is it time to relax? Three weeks ago our Continue reading

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When Marriage Becomes A Struggle

When Marriage Becomes A Struggle

Every week I receive another email from a woman whose heart has been broken and marriage is falling apart.  She's either lost the desire to be with her husband or her husband no longer wants to be with her. Hidden emails discovered by mistake. Sharp words that cut like a knife. Suitcases packed and sitting by the front door. Fractured relationships and broken dreams. The stories have been numerous and my heart aches over each one. I wish I had all the right words to tell her. A phrase Continue reading

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When Fear Holds Us Hostage

When Fear Holds Us Hostage

As a teenager, I lived a pretty sheltered life. I believed nothing bad would ever happen to me. Then one day, I found myself in the middle of a really bad situation. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time resulted in a pistol put to my head. A robbery that was a sudden and terrifying scenario for this naive teenage girl. "Don't move or I'll shoot!" The sharp words of my abductor rattled me to my very core. Shaking uncontrollably, I could feel the cold, hard surface of his gun pushing Continue reading

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