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On sweets, valleys and getting up on the mountain.

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On sweets, valleys and mountains

Sweets. I really like chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes and wedding cake (but only with buttercream icing) and well…, just about anything sweet. My precious little Grandma passed away in September 2016 and she gave me something early on in my life that I don’t think I’ll ever forgive her for (sorry Grams)…a sweet tooth. She gave me a sweet tooth that’s caused me to gain, oh.. let’s see, about 10 lbs (or more) in the…

Overcoming in Marriage

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Overcoming in Marriage

Last week me, my husband and daughter went to our favorite local Mexican restaurant. He had just arrived home after a week-long business trip. As we got caught up on the week’s events I couldn’t help but notice the sweet elderly couple sitting across from us. They both had years of wrinkles splattered across their face that seemed to carve a map of their lives together. Years of happiness, adventures, and utter heartbreak no doubt…

When Life is Awkward

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When life is awkward

Awkward. It’s the only word I can think of to describe my life right now. A lot of my days as of late have consisted of memorizing the chorus and the clap-snap-clap to “Closer” by the Chainsmokers. I mean seriously…shouldn’t I be doing something…anything else? Awkward. My youngest little is trying to navigate herself socially around a school that is 3 times the size of her previous school. Bless her sweet soul. Our current living…

A Pain not Wasted | Fierce Friday

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Death is one of life’s harshest realities. It has the ability to produce grief, fear, doubt and a myriad of other emotions that can leave us isolated and locked up for years. It’s deep wounds can leave scars that are constant reminders of what could’ve been, but will never be. Yet there are times when out of death, comes new life. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the…

Loving your Spouse Well During the Teen Years

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loving your spouse well during the teen years

When John and I got married a little over 25 years ago we had no idea what we were getting ourselves in to as it regards to parenting. And I would guess that most couples feel the same. Marriage can be hard, yes.. but parenting? Ugh.. And how about parenting two teens…that just happen to be girls.  Oh, God. <Literally> We’ve got two girls. Honestly we wouldn’t trade them for anything but I would be lying if I…

My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering | Fierce Friday

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering

My Love/Hate Relationship with Mothering   Mothering and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the idea of being a good mom. I want to be one. But there’s a struggle and underlying uncertainty with each attempt. I simply don’t feel good enough. And I hate it. It’s a vicious cycle. Try. Fail. Self scorn. Mothering pity party for 1. Attempt again. And girl, don’t even place a June Cleaver-type in my tracks.   It’ll…

Finding Joy Podcast: Rising Up

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Finding Joy Podcast w/Shannon Geurin

You guys! I’m so honored to be a part of the lovely Lauren Gaskill’s Finding Joy Podcast today!  Finding Joy is a podcast dedicated to bringing you encouragement and inspiration in all of life’s moments — the good, bad and everything in-between. I absolutely love Lauren. She’s adorable and the kinda girl that you can just easily talk to. It’s a gift that she has. Click here and it will take you to her website…

Legacy

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Legacy

  We had planned on a long weekend. My sister was in town for the weekend and Alex was coming home too. We planned on going to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. We were going to go to the Taste of Denver and stroll down Pearl Street in Boulder, eat on patios, all the while looking at mountain views. Alex was supposed to land at 7am on Friday morning. We were on our…

Why I am Fiercely His

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Fiercely His is something that I am passionate about and I'll explain why.

“What does it mean to be Fiercely His?” Someone asked me that question the other day and if I were completely honest with you, it stumped me. It stumped me? Good grief it’s the tag line to my blog and it stumped me? Any author, writing coach or literary agent would tell you that’s a big no- no. Because ya better know your stuff and what you stand for in the writing world. Maybe it…

Fighting for my child | {Fierce Friday}

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A story about a mothers strength in fighting for her child.

It’s #fierceFriday today! I’m so honored to bring you Carmen’s story about her son, sweet Malachi and the life-threatening surgeries he endured during the first couple months of his life. You’ll want to grab some kleenex! As I stood outside of the two large sliding doors that were wide opened the team rushed into the room taking their positions. Each person knew where to stand, what their duty was, what tool or instrument to reach…

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