All the Feels, Get Real Series

The Year No Christmas Cards Came

Hard to believe...but a few short years ago my mantle was FULL overflowing with Christmas cards from friends and family. So many glittery pictures of sparkling eyes, dressed up in various versions of Christmas colors, with smiles-a-plenty, complete with well wishes for a merry season and joyful new year! This has been true for as far… Continue reading The Year No Christmas Cards Came

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All the Feels, Biblical Truths, Exposed Series, Get Real Series, Writing

The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever

Have you ever had one of "those" days? The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever You know...the days when you literally open your eyes at daybreak and feel incompetent, irritable, grouchy, little, insignificant, beaten-down, not worthy or good enough? Days that mark the EVE of your 3rd born and 1st daughter turning 16,… Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever

Broken, Confessions, Self-Help

40 Day “ME” Challenge

Recently, I was given a challenge by an amazing, Godly woman. A woman whom I revere and admire. A woman who admittedly is not perfect, but a strong believer, compassionate, and truth speaker. Kindness is her MO but she never skirts the truth or accepts bad behavior. Turning a blind eye is simply against her… Continue reading 40 Day “ME” Challenge

Confessions, Lessons Learned

Praying for Rain?

Have you ever prayed for rain? I suppose most all of us have at some point. Certainly farmers have likely done so more than the average citizen. Perhaps I have but couldn't recall as I reflected on the current season in my life. In times of dreary, rain-soaked, shoulders making way for weary, discouraged emotions, it's unlikely that I'd be praying for "more rain".

All the Feels, Broken, Lessons Learned, Top 10

10 Things I Learned After My Divorce Post

WOW!! What a response. I am in shock and awe, completely humbled and overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of love, encouragement and "virtual thumbs up" I've received last week since my post about me being newly divorced. WOW...THANK YOU!!! My prediction of it being the most read article was spot on and far surpassed my… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned After My Divorce Post

Broken, Confessions, Exposed Series, Get Real Series

I. Am. Divorced. There. I. Said. It.

DISCLAIMER: I have been sooo very blessed by so many that love our family, want what's best for us, and have been rock solid in their support and love. I have so many "only one phone calls away". For that I will forever be grateful. That level of commitment and dedication is not lost on… Continue reading I. Am. Divorced. There. I. Said. It.

Confessions, Lessons Learned, Writing

The Life I Never Wished For

Every now and then I think back to the "good ol' days". The days when I had very little responsibility and my biggest worry was what to wear to school the next day or making an A on my Spanish test. Days were spent riding my bike, making forts in the woods, and eventually navigating… Continue reading The Life I Never Wished For