Words of Life

The soul is a beautiful thing. It's like a flower that can either bloom with a kind word or be crushed in an instant. All too often people are quick to speak words that make themselves feel better, with no regard as to the soul of the person they are wounding in the process. In arguments, ...

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Get in the arena…or be quiet

For those of you who like Brene Brown, or Teddy Roosevelt, the title of this post may remind you of one of their quotes. It's amazing to me how loudly the critics scream. It's easy for those on the sidelines to scream what you should be doing. It's easy for them to see everything you're ...

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Closing Chapters

Over the last few months, I've had some newfound revelations about who I am and who I want to be. I've also realized that I don't need to say yes to everyone who wants a part of my time...or a part of me. It's easy to think that it's the nice or Christian thing to ...

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Reflections On My Younger Self

When I was little, I wanted blue eyes and straight blonde hair. There was a girl I knew who all the boys "loved". She was the one the boys I liked always talked to and I often felt unnoticed. Some days she'd call me on the phone just to rub it in that my crush spoke ...

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A Flip To Remember

Olivia (my nickname for this property) was the first rental property I ever purchased. When I bought it, I was fortunate enough to only need to put flooring in the kitchen and repaint the home to get it ready for a future tenant. Nearly 6 years went by when my incredible tenant told me he ...

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Hidden Talents

Hey reader! I know, it's been a while - almost a year actually since my last post. So much has happened and I don't even know where to begin. For so long, this blog has been an outpouring of my heart. It's been where I shared moments of growth, heartbreak, uncertainty, and God's immense faithfulness ...

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Dare To Dream

Intentionality. How does that word make you feel? Does it make you cringe or does it make you feel ready to do something great? For me, it's the latter. Intentionality is at the very heart of a lot of what I do. From day to day activities, to the words I speak, to the relationships ...

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12 Inspirational Quotes for Every Woman

Hey reader! It's been a while since we've connected. After baby A went to her adoptive home, we needed some time to regroup. Then the holidays happened and well, I'm finally slowing down from the craziness of the last few months. I put some inspirational quotes and photos together for you, as we head into this ...

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Brave Enough To Love

These are the nights when loving deeply hurts the most. Our foster baby who has been with us for nearly 15 months, left today to go live with her adoptive family. We are overjoyed for her future journey, but our hearts hurt deeply at the pain of saying goodbye. This is the side of fostering ...

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I’m single. And I’m complete. Now stop asking.

Earlier this week I ran into someone I haven't seen in years. He and his wife knew me from when I was a teenager. While we weren't particularly close back then, we would always exchange casual hellos and general updates when we'd see each other. But earlier this week, that wasn't the case. He had stopped ...

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