This season, my husband, Jake & I have been taking on a lot of new endeavors, including starting a business, as well as, our personal life being pretty full. Although there is a lot of excitement and blessings to be grateful for it can be exhausting with so many new things that are “uncertain”. I … Continue reading How to Trust & Resist Striving
Miracles really do happen! Being a step mom has been one of the most challenging but growing things I’ve done, next to giving up alcohol. First, I’d like to quickly mention that deciding to quit drinking alcohol was challenging because it meant I couldn’t hide from my emotions anymore. At some point of my life, … Continue reading When We Decide to “Show Up”
If you ever find yourself at my house, you will notice that there is an amazing deck that overlooks the water. The deck has a railing and there are some stools. Most people think it’s a bar, but it’s not. You see – no one here drinks, so we have no need for a bar. … Continue reading How Not Liking Alcohol Became a Blessing that Changed My Life
I'm in the habit of recording my thoughts, events, and prayers through a journal. Since I was in middle school I've done this consistently. I actually still have one from eleven years ago. I didn't realize how rare this was until my husband slightly teased me, "that's a lot of journals". I'm really grateful for … Continue reading Faith is Built When the How isn’t Clear
There was a long period in my life that I was completely unaware of how unhappy I was. It wasn't anything specific that was causing me a lot of misery and it wasn't sudden. Actually, it occurred over the years, but went unnoticed because I wouldn't take the time to check in with myself. What … Continue reading A Question to Ask Yourself: Disclaimer – it may create a desire for change.
Yesterday marked a day I thought was impossible for many reasons. It was my anniversary for giving up alcohol. For so many years alcohol played a big role in my life. It was how I had fun, celebrated, relaxed, socialized with friends, or would unwind from a long day. Little did I know, that these … Continue reading Valid. Or Valid? The question mark that changed everything.
Jim Rohn says, "Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." I think this is often over looked. Through out my life I've tried on so many "new" diets, routines, or ways to form good habits and often I end up forgetting to do it. I've learned to do two things … Continue reading Daily Morning Devotions Together
Today I am free and it feels incredible! It’s a feeling that is full of many wonderful gifts locked into ONE. A gift I never thought I’d experience. But I kept BELIEVING, “there has to be more to life than this”. More to constantly feeling stuck, discontent, and unsatisfied with my results. Today, I’m so … Continue reading I AM FREE: No Longer Trapped!
I used to believe having confidence required you to achieve a lot, love your body, or be successful in at least one area. Although I know this contributes to having confidence it turns out it isn’t required. Most of my life, at least during my twenties, I really struggled with having a “healthy level” of … Continue reading Acquiring Confidence without Prereqs
Like a lot of women, I have struggled with my weight most of my life but it really started in college. Although, I’ve always been active in sports and different types of exercise, it’s still been a continuous battle. To my surprise, it was never a lack of calories I burned but the habit of … Continue reading 3 Ways I Lost and Kept 30lbs Off