An Invitation for Reflection Instead of Distraction

Today is April Fools’ Day and yet, I don’t feel much like joking around. Some of us are dealing with family members and friends who have been affected by the coronavirus. Some of us are concerned about our loved ones working on the front line in healthcare. Others may be worried about providing for families … Continue reading An Invitation for Reflection Instead of Distraction

Walking Through This Pandemic Protected By the Great Shepherd

As most Americans are entering the 2nd week of social distancing (more like self-distancing for us), and others around the world possibly for longer, we are suddenly finding our schedules open, with more free time to contemplate the state of our lives. For me, this ordeal started the morning of Friday, March 13, 2020. I … Continue reading Walking Through This Pandemic Protected By the Great Shepherd

Talking to My Daughter About God and the Coronavirus

I was in my home office working, and my 12-year-old daughter came in and sat on my lap and hugged me. I’ve always loved when she sat on my lap like that – especially when she was younger, and I could just cuddle her. Now that she is taller than me, it’s a bit harder … Continue reading Talking to My Daughter About God and the Coronavirus

You Made it Through Another Day, Now Let’s Keep Going

Last week I talked about a spirit of heaviness and sadness that I was experiencing after my daughter’s diagnosis. It was a burden that just sat on me after contemplating our road ahead and was weighing me down. I shared how I was able to overcome those initial feelings (click here for story). This isn’t … Continue reading You Made it Through Another Day, Now Let’s Keep Going

Walking Through Difficulties With Your Head Held High

This week’s blog was supposed to be one of celebration. My first published article came out in the March issue of Guideposts magazine, and I was planning to share the lesson I learned through that deeply personal experience. But God had other plans, and I pray my story really speaks to those who are feeling … Continue reading Walking Through Difficulties With Your Head Held High

Using Your Pain to Help Someone Else

Yesterday I received a text from a friend – a fellow sports mom that I met years ago through our local track team.  We grew closer after she moved away, and over the years have shared personal struggles, and encouraged each other as we ventured through life. She has two amazing young athletes, and I … Continue reading Using Your Pain to Help Someone Else

I Didn’t Know Exactly What I Was Praying For…But He Did

Last week I shared about a miraculous MRI report – where God responded to our faith and answered our prayer of healing concerning Kennedi’s knee. The answer was seemingly impossible without medical intervention, but we were bold enough to believe God was able and willing to answer our prayer and do something amazing. How did … Continue reading I Didn’t Know Exactly What I Was Praying For…But He Did

When a Setback Happens to be a Setup for Your Miracle

Today I’m sharing a story I still am in awe of and find it kind of surreal every time I talk about it. I refer to it as the Triple A Miracle - Amazing, Astonishing and Astounding If you’ve been following us since the beginning, you know that our initial blogs detailed Kennedi’s injury and … Continue reading When a Setback Happens to be a Setup for Your Miracle

As I Find Myself Awaiting More Testing Results

Yesterday I found myself in the MRI waiting room, while Kassadi’s knee was being imaged. A few weeks earlier, I had taken her to the orthopedic doctor for what was supposed to be a routine follow-up after she had been prescribed physical therapy for some growing pains she’d been experiencing. As the doctor was checking … Continue reading As I Find Myself Awaiting More Testing Results

Why You Must Shut Your Trap!

As we are waiting on God to answer our prayers while moving forward in our lives, it’s time for our weekly check-in. Last week we discussed being still and letting God fight our battles. An important part about being still is also BEING QUIET! Our words are just so powerful and can literally change a … Continue reading Why You Must Shut Your Trap!