My Top 5 “must-reads” for this summer

As a mom to 3 boys, wife, friend, daughter, sister and blogger I have very little down time.  However, I have learned over the years that I can prioritize my day however I want to.  I have chosen to make time to read every single day.  It has helped me so much in feeling refreshed … Continue Reading

Saying “No” : How I’m doing it & leading a simpler life

Some people are easier to say “No” to than others.  It’s easy for me to say it to those not in my inner circle.  When I am closer to someone, I have a hard time disappointing them.  I have found myself overwhelmed, resentful, frustrated and exhausted. This is because I’m trying to be there for … Continue Reading

The Key to Contentment: lessons on being more satisfied in life

1 Timothy 6:6-8:  “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” I have struggled with contentment over the years.  It is definitely an up and down battle for … Continue Reading

What pain has taught me about God’s faithfulness

” Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4) I recently had my gall bladder removed.  I found out … Continue Reading

Guest post: Looking away from our phones and back at our spouse

*Once in a while, I feature guest posts if only they are truly amazing writers! Every married person should read this one!   There have been so many nights, too many to count, when I realize that three hours have passed in which I have been so glued to my phone that I haven’t said one word to my husband. … Continue Reading

The Bravery of Truth Telling in Friendship

  I fully believe that friendship is one the greatest gifts God has blessed us with here on earth! So many of us keep people at arm’s length due to fear.  Fear of being hurt, fear of being judged, or that someone won’t like the “Real” us.  The truth is that everyone is looking for … Continue Reading