What Choosing to Be Brave did for My Father on Father’s Day

Hello all! So a few days ago, most of the world celebrated Father's Day in some fashion. There were Facebook posts, Instagram pictures and all manner of media centered around honoring the fathers in our lives. Let's not forget all the special advertising that your favorite restaurants, cell phone carriers, and department stores cranked out…

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Making Lemonade…

The saying, " If life gives you lemons, make lemonade", seems cliché... until your life, your world even, seems like a bunch of sour lemons. When you can't seem to get out of the cycle of financial struggle, or  your marriage stays on a roller coaster, or you constantly struggle with validation and self-esteem issues,…

That One Thing

I was going to do that one thing that I confessed I do when I'm going through something. You know, typing a particular word or phrase into Google's search engine and seeing what bloggers, experts and others have to say about it? I was literally opening a new tab on my laptop. Instead of being…

Matters of the Heart

I don't have any fancy lines for you tonight. No breathtaking soliloquy to help illustrate the point I want to make. I realize that most people follow a blog in the hopes that they will be able to read  a bit more into their own lives with someone else's words. I used to do it.…

Help! There’s Been a Leak!

Hello everyone! Once again, I have to apologize for how far between my posts are! In my head, I'm writing everyday. Somehow though between being a wife, mother of 3 under 3, and a  full-time kindergarten teacher, that hasn't quite worked out. Anyway, I want to be a little more honest with you in this…

Happy Mother’s Day Indeed

Hello all! I do apologize for the fragmented way in which I've resumed blogging. It's nothing close to regular but it's the best I can do for the time being. My life is so hectic right now that I've literally been too tired to remember if certain things are getting done. That being said, I'll…

Carrier of God’s Peace

I saw something on Instagram earlier today that really blessed me, and reminded me of how I should feel about myself when it seems as though no one is rooting for me. Briefly put, the young lady said that we work too hard for the approval and validation of people who are not yet satisfied…

You can choose

Today I don’t have this long drawn out, heartfelt speech about my life and how you may or may not be able to relate. Today I just wanted to let you know that you have a choice. While I truly believe that God will and can keep us during the storms of our lives, I…

The Interesting Thing About Finding Yourself

If you google the phrase "finding yourself", most of the definitions and examples provided are in relation to other people. Somehow, our relationships with others both serious and casual, have the tendency to make us either withdraw into a shell, or burst forth and flourish into a better version of ourselves. I don't think it's…

The fight in my mind

There are many reasons why I've failed to regularly post to this blog the way that I was sure that I thought I would when I first started. Life. Marriage. Children. Work. In that order. All of these things in one way or another have literally pushed me to my limit. I've seen a lot…

The News These Days

Has anyone seen what's going on in the news these days? Maybe that seems like a really silver-haired person kind of question, but I'm asking lol. Hubby decided to turn the television on for me as I'm still awake and he has to go bed (not that I really watch it like that at this…

It’s…Complicated

What's the worst thing someone could ever say about the state of a relationship with another person? Well especially if it's romantic in nature, the words "it's complicated" certainly crack top ten worst phrases to say when in a relationship. The truth is, you don't have to be in a "situationship" as I've heard certain…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 31

I'm back at it again today! My emotions are definitely a bit more dialed back than they were yesterday. You may not have been able to tell by the way I was writing, I but super charged like five minutes before I started that post! Moments like that though that are honest, and real and…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 29

This journey is almost a month old already! I remember when I made the decision to write about what God was taking me through in life at this moment, and I remember being a bit nervous, and definitely on the fence about it. Then I began to think about how many times I had looking…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 26

For whatever reason I'm up at this hour, instead of fully asleep or nursing my baby girl. She, surprisingly, is knocked out herself. I don't think it's a coincidence that I'm awake. My mind sure has been most of the day. I learned today that I was human and susceptible to same battle in my…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 25

Day 25! I'm starting to feel the weight of this walk,  and I'd like to share it with you. Can I be honest? This is HARD! It doesn't get easier. The days that I haven't posted or even visited my blog or some of the most mentally foggy days for me. On those days I…

So after three days of purposeful silence on this journey, I decided to take a short break from blogging about this journey in order to internalize what has taken place over the last 21 days. I have had the opportunity to process what is actually taking place in my life at this moment, display the…

For those of you who are following this journey or walking your own, I sincerely appreciate you! I pray that whatever storms or trials you are facing, you stay encouraged and be the light in the darkness. I say that even as a reminder to myself, because I know that every hardship, difficulty and disappointment,…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 17

God gave me relief today. Not rest, because there was still battling to be done, though not as intense. His Word though,  was as refreshing today as a stream of fresh water. I've learned to tell the difference between my own thoughts just kind of wondering around about the things of God, and when the…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 15

Emotions are often a tangled up mess of perfection... we know exactly how we feel, and yet  fail to express it adequately and sometimes appropriately. Our outbursts, breakdowns, and ranting and raving somehow allow us to reach out and touch our humanity. I heard a well-known pastor say that this concept of "feelings" is the…

So once again I have waited until the midnight hour to post to the "getting it back" series, and I am sleepy. So, very. sleepy. With that said, this will be short. If I try to press through, I don't think anyone will be able to read what I write LOL. These past two weeks…

Are we "getting it back" or are we getting it back you guys?! Day 12 of the "getting it back" series came and went today, but of course, not before I could glean what the Lord had me to glean concerning the day. Today I'm going to be a bit more vulnerable than normal in…

I am soooo super tired right now, and I really want to get in the bed. To ensure that the number of half sleep writing errors are reduced, I'm going to keep this short with a bit of encouragement for you today.  Today I did a lot of observing and engaging with my hubby. Even…

Gettin It Back: Day 10

At just a few days shy of two weeks into this series, I'm blessed to have the opportunity to share what is taking place in my life. The goal is document is simply to document the goodness of God in my life, allow him to work through me, and watch everything around me change and…

Not that every moment is pretty, And not that every situation is simple. But because you are equipped  for the mission ahead However displaced you may feel... You can choose to keep your head Not just when things happen the way you expect Or the one that hurt says "I'm sorry". Not just when bills…

Gettin it Back: Day 5

  Forgive me for the second post in a day in my "getting it back" series! I did not post about yesterday until today, so I'm knocking out two for the price of one. I will make sure to divulge the happenings of every single day of this journey, even if it's just a few…

To Fix What is Broken…

"If it ain't broke don't fix it!" That's what I've heard. But what if not fixing it makes it worse? Makes it beyond the point of repair... Pushes it past the grasp of a first aid kit, healing conveniently stored for broken moments such as this. Broken like hearts torn from abuse and neglect? Or…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 2

Today I had the awesome opportunity to become familiar with what will be probably the most daring venture I have ever attempted! I got to hear some awesome people who are already accomplished and successful with this particular undertaking. I realized that like  me, they arrived at a point in their lives where they were…

Gettin it Back! Day 1

Well, as promised, I am walking this challenge out! I did indeed leave the house this evening to spend time with some really great friends of mine who I happen to work with. And do you know what? It was WONDERFUL! What a blessing our time together was! I absolutely needed the time away from…