I recently went to a Fearless Women meeting. These meetings are Christian-based to help women overcome anxiety. I have suffered with anxiety for several years but, for the past year, it has been a debilitating illness. It is time to take back my life and Fearless Women has helped with that. In the latest meeting, they talked a lot about surrendering to God's will. In other words, stop trying to … [Read more...]
My One Word for 2017
Have you heard about "My One Word"? It focuses on how one word can change your life for the better. Many people in the planning community that I am part of have chosen one word to focus on for 2017 and I thought it would be a good idea for me. Why? There are a few reasons actually. The year 2016 was pretty horrible for me and my family. My husband lost his job and we can't afford most of what … [Read more...]
What consumes you?
I recently heard a sermon that talked about consumption. The saying "you are what you eat" can be taken as so much more. What if it said "you are what you consume"? Do you watch a ton of TV, listen to negative talk radio, or spend too much time on your smartphone? Is your life consumed with family and good, or are you consumed with things that don't matter? I am receiving a promotional item in … [Read more...]
He only received 3 gifts
This post was originally written and posted in 2010. While some things have changed, including another child being born, we still follow this one simple tradition. We honor Jesus on Christmas and don't overindulge with gifts. Our kids have accepted this tradition without any complaint. They choose 3 gifts they want the most each year. We have added one other gift as one from us (mom and dad) but … [Read more...]
It was a wonderfully blessed day!
One of the most rewarding things I have found in my life as a mother is seeing the presence of God in my kids' lives. This past weekend was one of those moments where I was able to see it very brightly. Johnny made his First Communion on Saturday. He was dressed up and looking so handsome. Seeing his love for Jesus has been such an amazing thing for me. Watching him pray, sing his love, and be … [Read more...]
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