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How a Broken Engagement made me Fiercely His

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I’m so honored today to bring you my new friend Brittany! Oh you guys. Lean in. When I initially read her words I got chills. She’s got a word for you, I promise! a broken engagement I awoke to a splitting head ache and swollen eyes. I laid in my bed, vacant of any strength to do more than stare at the door. Pain flooded my heart as I remembered the occurrences of the previous…

To the girl who feels rejected and misunderstood.

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To the girl who feels rejected and misunderstood- you still have purpose!

Girl- I feel ya…I really do. And I bet there’s not a girl out there who would say she’s never been rejected or misunderstood. It happens to all of us at one point or another. I got a call one morning that completely rocked my world. I was dripping wet from the shower I had just taken. The person on the other end and I talked for about 10 minutes…but I hardly heard anything she…

Things that Inspire

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Our world could use a little inspiration, wouldn't you agree? This is just a light hearted article about things that inspire me. Enjoy!

Our world is so over-saturated with technology. We can get anything we want at the click of a button, can’t we? While that’s really cool and convenient, it can be a bit overwhelming. We have things coming at us from all sides, and I don’t know about you but..hello -brain- overload! It’s hard to be inspired when there’s just so much, ya know? Today’s post isn’t anything special, it’s very light-hearted as I just wanted…

Loving Yourself: A Revolution

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What if loving yourself had nothing to do with you and everything to do with loving others? Start a revolution of loving yourself. When we love ourselves we can love others better!

My youngest daughter, Averee is an absolute joy. Anyone that knows her is completely shaking their heads in agreement right now. She’s always had this joy about her, and while that’s one of her greatest qualities, its not the greatest. She loves herself. And it’s as if she doesn’t even know any better. She loves herself in the most innocent way. It’s one of my most favorite things about her. In the bible Jesus says…

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> And we’ve got two of them. Hone, tly we wouldn’t trade them for anything but I would…

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…

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