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Why Being Part of a Tribe is Important (S & L linkup #1)

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Being a part of a tribe is important. Here are 4 tips to help!

Being a part of a tribe is important. Did you know that we were created for relationships? We were created to be seen, known and loved! Friendship with women is like a sisterhood. It helps us belong and be known. It fuels creativity, strengthens, and grows us. We go deep instead of stay to the surface. This is very powerful because when we go deep in friendship it forms a bond and is a force…

How Being a Mom Has Drained Me

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Mom-ing can be very draining, and sometimes we're drained until there's nothing left. Things like impatience, hate, bitterness...being a Mom has drained me of those things and I'm grateful!

It’s true, being a Mom has drained me. You get it. We give and give and give. There were days when mine were younger that I didn’t even want to get out of bed. It wasn’t that I didn’t love them; it was just that I had no energy to give. Watching one more episode of Teletubbies made me want to scream. Making sure they had breakfast and homework finished seemed like torture. I couldn’t…

To all the Terrible Mama’s

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To all the terrible Mama's: you're not so terrible

Welcome to the terrible Mama club! So, you’re a terrible Mama too, huh? Yeah, I get you. We were married 6 years before we had our first child, Alex Elizabeth. She came out looking just like her daddy. Uggh. Can I be honest? I was SUPER frustrated that this child looked nothing like me. I carried her for 9 months, 6 of which I threw up half the day. It was kinda nice when our…

Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage {Fierce Friday}

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Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage

Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage One night in April 2015, my husband moved out, leaving me and my three children alone in our home. I had sensed a separation brewing for many years, especially in the past six months.  After consoling our heartbroken children and dealing with my own pain that awful night, I was surprised to feel relieved. We had finally hit bottom, and the looming question of “When will he leave us?” had…

To the girl struggling to see her self-worth {FREE DOWNLOAD}

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To the Girl struggling to see her self-worth -God sees you!

I was voluntarily trapped inside the shame box, hiding and hoping that no one would find me. Self-worth was something completely void in my life. I wasn’t good. I was unworthy; unlovable. Being inside the shame box felt safe but when the lid was opened, my sins were exposed; out in the open for the world to see. I walked towards the restaurant, every step feeling like I was wading through quick sand. My husband opened…

From Pain to Promise {Fierce Friday}

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From Pain to Promise- God will never waste our pain!

Pain to Promise I remember the day that Jesus invaded my life so well. I came home from school instead of going to my Mom’s nail salon. She worked 14 hours a day in order to put food on the table for the four of us. She was on her 5th marriage to a man who was a mirror to her. She treated all the men before, the way he was treating her now; manipulative and…

How I Learned to Fiercely Trust During a Time of Doubt {Fierce Friday}

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How I learned to fiercely trust God during a season of extreme doubt.

Thanksgiving of 2016 is one that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.  It’s the day that our “normal” was forever changed… Life Altered. I remember that as I sat next to my son in the dark, all I could hear was the bleep of the heart monitor.  The overwhelming concern I felt was sending chills down my spine.  My nineteen year old son Alex lay sleeping in the hospital bed with his body…

Fight for your Marriage + FREE download

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Grab your free #SheIsFierce Fighter Journal on fighting for your marriage!

These four little words from my Dad were some of the most life-altering words for me several years ago. Shannon, you have to fight for your marriage. I knew he was right. I knew that I needed to fight…and I’m so glad I did!  Marriage can be one of the most beautiful relationships you’ll have, but it is one of the hardest to maintain. Because it isn’t easy. Marriage is hard. You will have trials, you’ll…

How to fight when words hurt {Fierce Friday}

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How to fight when words hurt | Fierce Friday- the battle you are fighting has already been won!

How to Fight when Words Hurt Once upon a time I dreamed of being a figure skater. I imagined gliding over the ice on perfectly white skates, twirling and jumping in perfection. During the winter months I was glued to the television, watching athletes masterfully dance across the ice. It looked so glamorous. And don’t even get me started on the outfits. Glitter? Yes, please. Sometimes dreams die. My figure skating dream died the day I…

How to Love them Deeply

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How to love them deeply. Everyone carries with them a story of love, heartbreak and history. Everyone deserves our deep love, because love makes up for anything.

We were at the Denver airport catching a flight to Tulsa, Ok. I was with my oldest daughter and we had just sat down to eat a quick dinner before we boarded the plane. I looked over to my left and saw an Asian woman sitting by herself eating salad and working on her computer, which was a Mac by the way.  She looked to be around 60, wore glasses and her hair reminded me…

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