Page By Page, Chapter By Chapter

Posted on 05. Dec, 2017 by in Blog

No one else gets to hold the pen to the writing of my story. Some may try-and have- but it’s mine to hold. And while God has allowed some things to happen that I never would have chosen to include in my story, how I react and respond to each of those heartaches moves the […]

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The Single Mom Who Feels Invisible at Christmas

Posted on 29. Nov, 2017 by in Blog

It’s not easy, this parenting gig. And single parenting? It can look like throwing a small bucket of water on a blazing inferno. But it’s real life, and a life to be lived and not merely survived. I’d be lying to say that the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” or the […]

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Full Circle

Posted on 24. Jan, 2017 by in Blog

Sometimes God brings us full circle so we’ll remember how far He has brought us.  Every once in a while, I’ll feel like I’ve “come full circle.” In other words, I’m right back where I started- having grown since the last time I was here-but God has redeemed what was taken and restored it to […]

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Author of My Story

Posted on 22. Jan, 2017 by in Blog

She said it in passing, not pausing before continuing her thought. I stopped her. This was “write it down” worthy. She repeated it: “I don’t want to be known for my story; I want to be known for the Author of my story.” Peace in the broken pieces. Gifts in the wilderness. Boasting in weakness […]

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The Reality of Single Parenting at Christmas

Posted on 28. Dec, 2016 by in Blog

It’s not easy, parenting. And single parenting? It can look like throwing a small bucket of water on a blazing inferno. But it’s real life, and a life to be lived and not merely survived. I’d be lying to say that the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” or the “hap happiest […]

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Don’t Ask How You Can Help; Just Help!

Posted on 23. Dec, 2016 by in Blog

I’ve recently been a part of several conversations among single moms that go something like this: “We have to know there’s a need in order to meet it.” “But what if I don’t even know what I need? I can’t think straight.” Folks, when the rug has been pulled out from someone (whether by divorce, […]

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2017 Word of the Year

Posted on 23. Dec, 2016 by in Blog

Every year I pick a word, a single word to dwell on for the upcoming year. Actually, that’s not true. I wait until I believe God gives me just the perfect word and then I claim it. 2014 was “truth.” Boy oh boy was I enlightened to both truth and Truth! In 2015 my word was “restoration.” […]

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Thankful.

Posted on 20. Mar, 2015 by in Blog

Took a long walk pushing a stroller today at a local park. Cloud covered sky- dreary outside but something about the fresh air reminded me how sunny the inside feels. Just continually thankful for where I am today. Been a long, hard journey but I am stronger and freer. Crazy how blind you can be […]

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One Foot in Front of the Other

Posted on 20. Mar, 2015 by in Blog

I’m on a journey to regain control of my life… 27lb down so far. I have a long way to go, but it’s finally feeling possible.

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A Sense of Urgency

Posted on 19. Jan, 2015 by in Blog

I’ve been incredibly burdened this week as I’ve watched the news about the devastating floods destroying much of Malawi, Africa. It’s a place I’ve been, a people group I’ve fallen in love with, and the future home to my best friend and her husband. If you aren’t up to speed, 170 people have been declared […]

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