Growth: The Sweet & Sour

Growth is like eating a sour candy, it starts off painful and you’re hoping it stops soon, yet there is a sweetness present that keeps you going back for another. Transformation in our lives can be a lot more difficult than eating sour candies. In every given trial and challenge we have two choices: WeContinue reading “Growth: The Sweet & Sour”

Learning to Fly

During my bible study this morning, I’m learning about joy in hardship.  Weird concept right?! I don’t know about you, but most of my days start with prayer and bible study, getting my mind right for the day, then without fail I close the book, something happens and I’m letting my emotions, frustrations, fears, andContinue reading “Learning to Fly”

Peace In The Chaos

“Peace be with you” is something I say at church on Sunday mornings when the pastor asks us to greet one another.  I must admit, saying these words always seems so odd to me, probably because I laugh in doubt at the thought of peace or that I’m not really sure what true peace looksContinue reading “Peace In The Chaos”

Oh Joy

Squeals of joy filled our house Christmas morning as the girls opened their gifts. It’s such a wonderful sound, those joyful squeals and giggles. It made me think about how much I want for them, that they would be filled with that kind of  joy always. Parenting is a rough business, we set rules andContinue reading “Oh Joy”

Build a City of Self-Control

Food and eating is one of my favorite things to do, and that caused troubles in past, it led me to being overweight, insecure and unhealthy mentally and physically. To help improve my self-control,  I did a bible study called Taste for Truth.  During this study I discovered how I can continue my love forContinue reading “Build a City of Self-Control”

Gentleness in Not Weakness

Anyone that knows me probably wouldn’t use gentle to define me, bull in a china shop- maybe, but not gentle.  I’m loud, opinionated, a rule maker and keeper, list checker… yet this time of year when hallmark is out to make all of us cry with their sappy wonderful movies, my strong personality melts.  IContinue reading “Gentleness in Not Weakness”

Quote – To Start Your Day

This life will go by fast. Don’t fight with people, don’t criticize your body so much, don’t complain so much. Don’t lose sleep over your bills. Look for the person that makes you happy. If you make a mistake, let it go and keep seeking your happiness. Never stop being a good parent. Don’t worryContinue reading “Quote – To Start Your Day”

Fruits of the Spirit – Patience

We’ve all heard the saying “patience is a virtue”. I can repeat that saying over and over but when I think of all the things I wait for, like when will the basement be finished, when will orders from work come in, when will our home business take off, when will my kids learn toContinue reading “Fruits of the Spirit – Patience”