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Encouragement

Digital Detox

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Encouragement, Kids, Marriage | 0 comments

This summer I decided to do a digital detox. What a hard thing to tackle. It tested my patience to not be in the know. I wondered what was going on in others lives, but this time gave me space to be present with others. This is why it started in the first place, to be present in my little kids lives. Summer’s are always such precious times as families. Taking a step back from the news, social media and other outlets truly helped me to refresh. It was such a lovely summer of refreshment. I’m thinking a  much shorter digital detox once a year will be a great way to reset life and expectations....

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You’re exactly where you need to be

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Comparison, Encouragement, Following God | 0 comments

It’s summer! I love (insert heart emoji many times) summer in Evergreen. It’s my favorite season up in the foothills because there is no snow and its warm. If it could be like this all year, I’d be in heaven. I would prefer to live at the beach, but my husband won’t let me buy a beach house until I’m older (like 60). That’s another story for another time. Summer is always a carefree time for us. We have a lot more freedom to go, explore and have adventures. However, in addition to all the fun we have planned, I took on some personal development goals. July is when all of these events are...

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Roller Coasters

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Domestic Violence, Encouragement, Hope | 0 comments

I love roller coasters! We grew up going to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH and rode them almost every summer when we visited my grandparents. They are so much fun with the twists and turn, and never knowing what’s around the next bend or corner. My son is also a dare devil and loves to ride them too. We recently rode one at the Kiddie Park in Oklahoma and it was a blast getting to watch him squeal with delight as we went around the track. My daughter didn’t care for it at all and is definitely my more cautious child. This got me thinking about how life can be like a roller coaster. You...

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Living abundantly

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Book, Encouragement | 0 comments

Living abundantly is a hope for people who have gone through hard times or suffering. Living abundantly is defined as life abounding in fullness of joy and strength of mind, body and soul. It can also motivate a person to seek a change in their life. How does one go about creating an abundant life? This is something I’ve worked to incorporate in my life since my divorce in 2003. I longed to know what the abundant life meant and how it could be lived out on a daily basis. Along the way, I learned lessons on living abundantly through hard times. I don’t always do it well, but know the basics...

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Potholes

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Encouragement, Following God, Health | 0 comments

This past year has been filled with so many amazing things and also some setbacks. It’s been a trying year when it comes to my health. Last year I had a liver resection and was miraculously better after 4 weeks and back to working out at 6 weeks. The fact that is wasn’t cancer was an even bigger praise! But this year, I’ve had stupid stuff happen to my health. Dropped a 30 pound weight on my foot in March and had a bone bruise for 3 weeks. Then in June my calf muscle tore. Slowly, but surely I’ve been recouping from this last injury as I train for a 1/2 marathon. Every other week, I’m at...

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Distracted

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Encouragement, Kids | 1 comment

Yesterday having children brought a whole new meaning to the words ‘car accident.’ As the guy hit the side where my son Harrison sits I freaked out. We got over to the side of the road and exchanged information. We were both apologetic about the whole thing with the accident being my fault. Thank goodness no one was hurt! Before the accident happened I had an unpleasant phone conversation with a friend. It bothered me so much I made a bad decision and turned left through a yellow light which turned red. My bad decision could have resulted in a much worse situation. Today was filled with...

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