Dear sweet girl: There may be times in life where you feel like no one loves you or even likes you. Maybe your parents disciplined you or your siblings teased you. Maybe your boyfriend dumped you or you don't have any friends at school. During moments like this the enemy (Satan) will try … Continue reading Truths Every Girl Should Know Series: #2- You Are Loved
As you grow and experience life, lies will at times try to hit you in the face. Nasty old Satan might try to get you to believe these lies by putting thoughts in your head that aren't true, or by putting people in your life who may say mean things to you. This nasty enemy … Continue reading Truths Every Girl Should Know Series: #1- You are Beautiful.
My first baby I spent hours each day dressing in the cutest outfits. She was my real life baby doll princess. I would put one outfit on her and 30 minutes later change her into another cute dress. To have a daughter- a sweet, gentle, kind hearted daughter was such a gift. Each pregnancy later … Continue reading Snakes, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails…..and Mohawks- those little boys who should be remembered too on Father’s Day.
I should make a note that this is not the ten BEST lions, it's my 10 FAVORITE lions to watch. I should also make note that I've limited this to the last 30 years, since anything earlier I wasn't really old enough to watch football, let alone even begin to understand it. I'll also make … Continue reading 10 favorite Lions
In my youth my life was all about volleyball. I played the sport in school, and went to several camps. Luckily in my volleyball career I was blessed to have a handful of great coaches. One coach in particular helped me learn an important life lesson: There is no such word as can't. When practices … Continue reading “I Can’t Do This” (there is no such word as can’t)
One of the best things about living in the northern wilderness is all of the opportunities to hike. Hiking and being out in nature seems to always teach me many of God's lessons in life- it serves as a place for me to connect more with Him and hear Him better. There is one mountain, … Continue reading I Didn’t Have To Go The Hard Way
Recently I read an obituary of a woman who made it to be 103 years old. What an accomplishment- to make it to 103! I wonder if she got her name on a Smuckers jam jar! The coolest thing I read in that obituary when the story told about how this amazing lady loved to … Continue reading When Storms Come
A young boy rows out into the lake with his handed-down fishing pole. He has high hopes of catching enough fish to be able to bring his family home dinner. The boy worked all morning searching for worms to use as bait. The boy puts the best, juiciest worm on the hook and sets … Continue reading Cast Again
There once was a little boy who not many could understand. He made some feel frustrated and others angry. Daily and sometimes hourly he would get yelled at, or put into a time out. He knew how to push the right buttons. This little boy got upset quickly over the smallest things, and this … Continue reading And There Was A Shell
Despite my minimalist efforts to not be the typical American who is wrapped up in this and that and forgets to stop and smell the roses, I end up being just that- the typical overwhelmed American. Everyday I wake up with my feet hitting the ground running. I may appear a calm and collected person … Continue reading How to not be the typical overwhelmed American.