Taking My Mind AND My Mouth Captive

I have a hard time holding my tongue when it comes to my immediate family. I’m quick to tell my husband or kids how I feel about their behavior or choices - I always seem to have an unsolicited opinion about how they are performing…uh, I mean living. Even though I usually feel like my … Continue reading Taking My Mind AND My Mouth Captive

Just Do It? No, Just Trust God Instead

My schedule was jam-packed this past weekend. Throughout the week, I experienced varied levels of anxiety about it, as there were a number of activities that required close coordination with my husband. Anyone who knows my husband, knows that time is not his friend. I jokingly (cough, cough) always say that I always need a … Continue reading Just Do It? No, Just Trust God Instead

Content in the State I’m In (even when ready to move to a new state)

The last few months have been tough to endure. Indoor track season was fast and furious, and the track athletes that we are friends with were having amazing club and high school seasons. I followed their accomplishments, celebrating their success, while also battling my own personal disappointment that Kennedi couldn’t join them. Social media got … Continue reading Content in the State I’m In (even when ready to move to a new state)

Choosing to Hate or Celebrate

I have a confession. I’m a recovering Hater. OMG, I can’t believe I just typed that. I’m getting better, but sometimes struggle to be happy for other athletes’ success if mine aren’t experiencing the same or greater success. Ugh – now you know my terrible secret. I’ve asked God to help me, but inevitably those … Continue reading Choosing to Hate or Celebrate

Uncovering Hidden gods

The Ten Commandments. Almost everyone has heard of them, and the more popular ones are quoted often: Thou Shall Not Kill. Thou Shall Not Steal. Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery. Most of us Believers probably just skim over the 1st Commandment, as we typically don’t have golden statues or other deities that we worship or … Continue reading Uncovering Hidden gods

Healing for a Broken Heart

This past week has been one of heartbreak.  A little over a week ago, my husband contacted me, letting me know that his Aunt Mable passed away. Kennedi had my phone when the message came through, and she just cried in my arms - her response to a broken heart. Kassadi had a similar reaction … Continue reading Healing for a Broken Heart

The Journey from Test to Testimony

I didn’t want to blog I this week. I honestly didn’t even want to get out of bed for the last couple of days. After the multiple challenges I experienced immediately following last week’s blog, I was questioning if I should even continue with this. I think God decided it was testing time (yet again), … Continue reading The Journey from Test to Testimony

Minding Your Mind

A few weeks ago, I blogged about being aware of what you allowed in your mind, whether it’s through music, TV, books, etc. It’s important to be aware of the thoughts, ideas, lyrics, and scenarios that we expose our minds to, as they can have an impact with how we process situations we experience. This … Continue reading Minding Your Mind