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    HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHY MARRIAGE

    Marriage is hard work! And I am not going to say it doesn’t have to be…because, really – we all have to work at it. When we first get married, things are rather blissful. The last thing on our mind is the path that lies ahead of us and realizing that one day we are going to wonder how to have a healthy marriage. What does that look like and how do I make it happen? Have you been there too, friend? Have you moved past “newly wed” and right into “what are we even doing here?” You are in good company! Let us start at the very beginning and…

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    MY FINAL RESOLUTION – COMPLETE WELLNESS 

    It comes around every single year, sister. The barrage of New Year health resolutions! Everyone jumps on the train and says to themselves “this is the year. This is the time I’m going to get it right once and for all.” And you know what – good for them! But I have a question – what if we didn’t have to start over? I don’t believe there is a limit to starting over. And I firmly believe we should all have goals and aspirations for each season of life.  My final resolution this year is going to be quite simple: COMPLETE WELLNESS. I’m talking physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, organizational, relational…everything…

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    HOW TO PUT CHRIST BACK INTO CHRISTMAS

    I absolutely love Christmas. The snow, the lights, the fireplaces roaring, the candles burning with a cinnamon scent, cookies everywhere…just the coziness of it all! But with all the hustle and bustle – Christmas parties, gift shopping, family outings, etc.,- we can get distracted by all the “flashy things” and forget what Christmas is all about. To celebrate Christmas the proper way – let’s put CHRIST back into Christmas! So, how do we keep our focus? How do we put Christ back into Christmas and keep Him there? There are ways to redirect our focus and do it often so we don’t fall trap to the commercialism of our Savior’s…

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    GRATITUDE – HOW TO LIVE A LIFE OF JOY

    Tis’ the season sweet friend. The season where everyone does their best to shift their focus from what brings them misery to what brings them a grateful heart.  Why is it just this season? If gratitude is the key to happiness, why wouldn’t we KEEP our focused shifted? I have an idea as to why- I believe we don’t make showing gratitude a key foundation part of our everyday routine, therefore it’s easy to forget and let our minds run elsewhere. Let’s change that, shall we? Follow along as we dig into how we can bring more joy into our everyday life by keeping our focus on being grateful. This…

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    8 STEPS TO FEELING YOUR BEST

    Are you sick of feeling off? Tired? Sluggish? Like the struggle is never ending? Do you feel like no matter what you do you will never reach your wellness goals? I hear ya, sister, and I am here to help! Feeling your best comes down to more than the physical wellness/fitness of our bodies. I’m sure you have realized that when you work out you feel great…but you also have realized that when you combine that with unhealthy eating and not enough sleep then the workout seems to not matter that much. Heck, it can even feel like a hindrance – just another thing taking away from your sleep and…

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    Purposeful passion.

    Do you feel as though you have been called to something….or not? Maybe you have questioned if it is – in fact – a calling. Did you hear Him right? Or have you thought “there are already so many people doing the same thing…why could He possibly need you to do it too?” Friend, I’ve been there. I have so many things I am passionate about. Different seasons however, bring different passions. I have felt discouraged, unmotivated, uninspired. There have been times when I too have wondered if what I have to say will make any difference at all. Can I encourage you (and myself) in this? I just love…

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    God is perfect…so we don’t have to be.

    Yes, you heard that right! Did you know that you are made the way you are for a reason? God made you to bring Him glory. So, when he created you he gave you everything you needed to accomplish this work. You don’t have to strive. You just have to accept. Accept who He made you to be, where He has placed you, and how He has equipped you. This rabbit race we are in is not his intention or desire for us. We need to stop the cycle. We need to rest. Rest in HIS goodness. Eventually, because we are made new in Christ, we will make those decision…

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    The memory that won’t fade.

    *Beginning Note: This has been one of the toughest stories to share…EVER! But I knew that it needed to be shared in hopes of helping someone else who may be facing this same situation or one like it. Or for someone who may not know what to believe anymore. Thanks for reading. It’s not always on my mind but there are times when the images appear as if it all happened yesterday. Since it is a topic more discussed recently within politics it seems the images are with me daily. No matter what I do, I can’t run away from them. Not that I try – as it seems that…

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    NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – A FAITHFUL CHANGE

    I, for one, enjoy wiping the slate clean. I enjoy getting a new calendar and cleaning out old things to have room to start fresh. In fact I even created a list of planners perfect  for the busy woman! When we start a new year it’s like a whole word of possibilities is right in front of you and you get yet another chance to “get it right.” We get a chance to be the best version of ourselves we can possibly be with over hundreds of New Years resolution ideas to choose from! Who wouldn’t love that? Every new year people set “resolutions” or “goals” (which is what I…

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    INSECURITY IN RELATIONSHIPS – THE GIFT OF MY HUSBAND

     This story started off very differently than you are reading now. See…just like with any “great miraculous Jesus came through like the white knight he is” story, there is always a back-story. And let me tell ya…the back-story for this little piece of gold is a DOOZY (and you don’t want to miss it!) This is not only a complete story of my insecurity in relationships but there is a remarkable revelation at the end. But after some thought I believe that my husband deserves a post only about him without mingling in the hot mess that brought me to him (or him to me…however you choose to look at it).…