Archive for March, 2016

Why I Don’t Shield My Kids

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Why I Don't Shield My Kids

I don’t shield my kids, and let me show you why. Not too long ago, Fuller House, starring Candace Cameron Bure aired on Netflix. Since then, I’ve seen dozens of articles about how disappointed people are with the show. And while I must admit that I was a tad surprised in episode 2 when DJ, Stephanie and Kimmie went to a club, had tequila shots and “dirty danced”, I did not get offended and I’m…

What does Mary Magdalene have to do with Easter?

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What does Mary Magdalene have to do with Easter? Mary Magdalene is a symbolic illustration about how women everywhere need to rise up!

Easter is one of my absolute favorite holidays. It’s deeply symbolic for me, as I know it is for a lot of Christ followers. I’ve always loved Easter, but only in the last 3-5 years  has it really just touched my soul in a large way. Probably because I “get it” and do not take it for granted what Jesus Christ did for me. It’s also a symbol of Christ’s calling in my own life….

When the Answer is No

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When the answer is no

WAIT! That’s the annoying little sound that comes from a pedestrian cross walk pole when you push the button and it’s not time to walk.  John, Alex and I spent spring break in New York City. I love NYC. I just absolutely love that place. So many different races and cultures. Anyway, I’ve mastered the cross walks. Even when there isn’t a walk signal, if there aren’t any cars coming I like to go ahead…

#SorryNotSorry|How to actually be YOU without apology

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be you without apology

Do you ever feel like you have to apologize for being you? Have you ever walked away from a conversation or a situation and questioned yourself? Why did I do that? Why did I say that? Why am I like that? or Why didn’t I say this? Ever wish God made you differently? Ever wondered how to actually be you and not have to apologize for it? What about this: do you ever just wish you…

The Adventure Begins | Moving from Oklahoma to Colorado

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The adventure begins...

Are we crazy? Who would’ve ever thought that we’d be moving to Colorado, right? But we are, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Thrilled that my hair won’t have to live in a humidified environment anymore. Can all the ladies with naturally curly hair give a shout out? Thrilled to watch my baby girl thrive in a public school. Thrilled to meet more people in this crazy beautiful world we live in. Thrilled to learn…

The Love Letter | 03.15.2016

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The Love Letter

Dear John, Today’s post was originally titled “Sorry Not Sorry: How to be YOU without apology.” I was to finish it early this morning and hit publish, but then my heart went into a completely different direction. See, for a month or so I’ve contemplated this thing for my blog. A thing where I write love letters to you and publish them. I’ve gone back and forth, thinking to myself. What a neat idea! Wow,…

Breaking out of my bubble.

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Breaking out of my bubble and 5 things I learned from speaking at a women's conference

Breaking out of my bubble was hard. Breaking out of my bubble was really, really hard. In the bubble I am safe and secure. No one can hurt me. I can live my beautiful little life with my beautiful little family without interruption. I can keep a distance from those that are outside my four walls.  I can go about my daily tasks with no responsibilities other than taking care of my family and making…

Lock Eyes with Jesus

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What does it mean to "lock" eyes with Jesus? To lock eyes with the One that saved your soul? Find out here!

What does it mean to lock eyes with Jesus? To lock eyes with the One who saved your soul? It simply means that you have such a connection with Him that every part of you aligns with Him. He is the key and you are the lock. A key serves as security for access to a locked area; only persons having the correct key can open the lock and gain access. You are very aware that He truly is…

Compliments | Why you should give them!

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Compliments

A couple of days ago someone told me that I was savvy. Savvy. I really like that word. Me? Savvy? I’ll take it! But I really like that they told me I was savvy even better. Savvy:  “knowledgeable, practical understanding, shrewd, intelligence.” I’ve never been told I was savvy before, and it made me feel really good when she told me. I immediately straightening my shoulders. My face relaxed. My mouth turned upward into the hugest…

7 things I learned in February

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Things I learned in February

It’s over y’all. My favorite month is over. Bummer. On the flip side, I look back and smile. God was good. He was really, really good. But, He always is! Join me as I reflect on the month.   7 6 things I learned in February.   1.) I like yoga. Well, I kinda like yoga. I like it more than I did last month. Actually…..maybe I don’t like it at all. No I do. I do….

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