Faith / Spiritual Victory

Releasing Pain and Embracing God’s Victory

On January 13, 2017

David had a lot of crazy stuff happen to him before he became king.  King Saul, his own father-in-law and the father of his best friend Jonathan became jealous of David.  Saul wanted David dead and chased him into a desert with an army of 600 of his finest men.  David spent four years alone in that desert, being chased…

Faith / Spiritual Victory

Releasing Fear and Embracing God

On January 5, 2017

  This blog has always been about embracing things in life.  But I’m learning you can’t fully embrace something if you’re clinging closely to something that is not good for you.  The next few months we’ll be talking about a few things we need to release, so we can fully embrace God, life and the blessings and circumstances in our…

Encouragement / Faith / Holiday

Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness

On November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I am super excited.  I love the fun times with family gathered around the table.  The food, oh my goodness, the food!  Potatoes and turkey and stuffing (oh my!) smothered in gravy.  Pie smothered in Cool Whip.  Yes please!!  And I adore the season.  The crisp weather, the kaleidoscopic display of leaves…

Faith / Special needs parenting

Embracing Contentment in our Circumstances

On November 10, 2016

I remember being so overwhelmed with anxiety and so desperate for peace in my circumstances, that I looked up every verse I could find about peace.  And believe you me, there is a plethora. It’s definitely something God wants us to have in our life.  But no matter how many verses I read about peace, I just wasn’t experiencing it….


Trusting the Shepherd When Life is Hard

On September 23, 2016

I’ve found myself clinging to Psalm 23.  “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He lies me down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul.” Oh, that sounds so good.  But if I’m truly honest, I don’t feel those things most of the time.  I know it’s available, but I don’t feel…