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Devotional Diary… I’m in a season of madness, functioning, and frantic scurrying to get ‘things done’.  I am task oriented and overwhelmed, as my priorities fight for first in line.  No time to take a breath, reflect or process… barely an utterance of silence in my mind.  Instead of long lingering prayers, I am unable to still myself long enough to sift through the endless swirling of my head to find that peaceful place of quiet. Stress does that. My prayers have resorted to sighs, gasps, groans, and abbreviated hiccups...

Last weekend, my daughter Cassidy took the honor of doing Lizzi’s Link Up sharing her Ten Things of Thankful and I am so proud of how well she did!  Thank you ALL for being so wonderful and encouraging in your comments.  I was so deeply touched by every one of them.  I had Cassidy reply to those precious words of yours, and I believe she feels like a bit of a rockstar!  From the bottom of my mama heart… Thank you. I try very hard to keep things balanced around here.  Each child has different needs and desires and my kids...

I promised Rabia at The Liebers and Lisa at The Golden Spoons that I would share a vlog about the things that you would find in my car, and I am going to come through on that promise, no matter how messy my madness seems to be in this vlog!  You see, I decided to vlog it because my blogger’s butt has been stuck here in front of the computer all week trying to do this AMAZING social media bootcamp from the world famous Julie DeNeen over at Fabulous Blogging.  Although I find myself staring paralyzed at the screen for hours at a...

Are you feeling stretched in every which way?  Do you wonder how on earth you will be able to sustain your life?  Yeah, me too.  Our fuel is limited, and we must make tough choices in where to use it. I have been reading a few of my favorite books written by my absolute hero, Max Lucado.  If you haven’t read any of his books, you simply must.  I promise you will be inspired and entertained all at once.  He has a brilliant way of sharing stories and teaching truths that resonate in my heart, as he ignites the fire of my faith...

Jenifer Jernigan is one of my new favorite authors.  I was introduced to her and her beautiful bible study through Inscribed, which is a lovely ministry full of incredible Christian writers.  I received Jenifer’s book, “Dive Deeper:  finding deep faith beyond shallow religion“- and I was hooked at the title immediately.  How many Christians do the ‘walk’ but don’t really ‘dive deeper’ to fulfill their relationship with Christ?  I can only imagine countless souls starved for God’s...

When God weaved together your deliberate design, what did He dream for you?  When He created every particle and piece of who you are in your mother’s womb, what was His Vision for your life?  He had a dream…  Oh my friends, He had a dream. I am thinking about that a lot these days.  When I am in my quiet moments of prayer, I ask. “Lord, what is your dream for me?” I picture His Perfect Power and detailed miraculous work in forming each one of us, carefully adding this trait and that- this gift for you, and that gift for me. ...

When I first started blogging, I wrote about some pieces of motherhood I was enduring that truly shook me to my core.  I have traveled down a difficult and tumultuous path of parenting, to discover that there is a purpose to this journey.  I am my child’s mother for a reason.  My dear friend Kristi, invited me over to share my story and this powerful message over at her incredible blog, Finding Ninee, where her series of “Our Land” posts always inspire me.  I am honored to contribute to the mission of being in a community...

I don’t play favorites.  I simply can’t.  How do you pick just ten? I am going to try my best to take on this beautiful challenge from Lisa at The Golden Spoons and Rabia at The Liebers.  My mind flies at top speed, thinking of all the amazing blogs out there in this wonderland of plenty.  How on earth can I pick just ten?  The only way I can do this, is to know I can always write another post with ten more blogs that I love.  Yes!  That is how I can do this!  So this is just the beginning of a wonderful mission:  To give...

At the end of the day, When the world stops moving And I stop giving… I collapse into my indulgent need To be selfish. Depleted and exhausted Cranky and empty Closing in… I offer little You want more. I stretch through You bend too… We meet there. My light now dim We soak it in Once again.   You always get the leftovers.   You wake and go In the dark cold morning To a place you drown In the constant laboring.   You work so tirelessly All day long Numbers and figures That are relentlessly torturing.   The pressure builds high And...

I recently had a heart to heart with a beloved friend.  She is facing a journey no one could imagine, and I am honored to be marching by her side while she pushes forward on a path she did not choose.  She has regrets.  She wishes life before the ‘turn’ would have been different… And it makes me wonder how many of us would have similar regrets if our circumstances changed dramatically. Do we embrace all that we have?  What if it was taken from us too soon?  Our loved ones, family, husbands, children…Those people...

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