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

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Exposed Series, Self-Help

Abuse. Always. Always. Believe Them.

Before you read this post, please read my disclaimer. DISCLAIMER: No, I don't believe that every person that has ever claimed to be "abused" has been. There are people that claim it for ulterior motives (to protect themselves, money, attention, etc). They then compromise real victims' integrity. I am only writing about this because it… Continue reading Abuse. Always. Always. Believe Them.

Get Real Series, Lessons Learned, Self-Help

Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail

Commiserate - to express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. When we are sad, grieving, discouraged, lonely, or feeling beat down, sometimes it feels good to share stories with someone who has been through something similar. Someone who "gets it". Perhaps someone who is sympathetic towards us and our situation. There's nothing wrong with that.… Continue reading Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail

Broken, Get Real Series, Self-Help

Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY

In the dumps? Life been cruel to you lately? Facing a divorce? Living in the red all the time? Health failing? I hate to tell you friend...but while "this too shall pass" (that gets on my nerves, btw...I mean who in the history of EVA wants to hear that when they are in the¬†middle of… Continue reading Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY

Biblical Truths, Exposed Series, Self-Help

2018 – The Plan

In yesterday's post, 2018 - The Process, I laid out my process of figuring out just what I wanted 2018 to look like for me. I followed my steps of listening, looking searching, documenting, and deciding. Over the span of fewer than 2 weeks, I got the message. LOUD & CLEAR. My guiding thought, word,… Continue reading 2018 – The Plan

Lessons Learned, Self-Help, Writing

2018 – The Process

Over the past two weeks, I've been thinking, contemplating, soul-searching, and considering what I'd like my 2018 to look like. I'm not big on New Years' Resolutions, so I don't really make a list of those. However, I am determined to take full advantage of new beginnings. My main goal is to be intentional in… Continue reading 2018 – The Process

All the Feels, Broken, Self-Help

What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

Hi. I'm "half-lit Christmas tree". I've been hiding out for the last 12 months hoping no one would notice that I'm incomplete. I don't work. I mean, I sort of do. But mostly my negative attributes (i.e. 2 strands of lights that are blown) stick out and far outweigh¬†my positive attributes (i.e. the 2 strands… Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree