Jesus – there’s just something about that name! Being a woman of faith is not always as easy as some people make it seem. Like all relationships, this one takes dedication, devotion, and desire.
Being a Proverbs 31 woman is my lifelong goal, but I’m a fallible woman who gets caught up chasing things of this world. Will you be my accountability partner?

 women be shopping I love a good deal!  I’m all about the clearance racks of my favorite stores – Dillard’s, Target, Hobby Lobby… Recently, Emily (my daughter and partner in crime) and I went on an impromptu shopping excursion.  We each had a couple of things we were[…]

brand names I must admit, I’m a bit of a grocery snob.  When faced with a choice between brand name items and store brands, I will choose brand name…unless there’s a stupid price difference.  If it’s just a few cents, I’m grabbing Libby’s.  Just sayin’… And when it[…]

rejection I shudder at the mere sight or speaking of that word!  Rejection.  Root word:  reject.  As a verb it means: 1.  to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc. 2. to refuse to accept (someone or something); rebuff. 3. to discard as useless or unsatisfactory. 4. to cast out or off. As[…]

surprise gifts One of our greatest joys as parents of young kids was seeing the surprise on their faces as they awoke on Christmas morning.  (Disclaimer:  this joy often came after some major grumbling about being awakened at the butt-crack of dawn after having stayed up late to assemble…umm…things.)[…]

pit sweet pit A few years ago, I read Beth Moore’s Get Out of That Pit.  Great read!  In the book, Beth talks about many forms of pits we often find ourselves residing in and explores the various ways in which we arrive in those pits.  Sometimes we are[…]

blessings in disguise That dreaded text message arrived from my dearest friend, Jodi, last Monday. “Daddy passed on at 6:20.  It was peaceful and easy…”  Blessings. This precious daughter and her siblings had just endured one of the most difficult journeys a child has to face – letting go[…]

no words I am at an utter and complete loss for words.  Since the day I declared my great, big, only-God-can-do-this dream to the world, I have no words.  Zip! Zilch! Nada! Blank screen… Perhaps I should restate that.  I have words.  They just don’t feel right. Now, don’t be[…]

dream weaver Dreams. We all have them. Almost all children have great, big, out-of-this-world dreams. If you sit for any length of time on a playground full of five- and six-year-olds, you will see a variety of little astronauts, cowboys, princesses, ninjas, mommies, and a variety of superheroes. Maybe they’ll[…]

{my first shack encounter} The Shack, written by William Paul Young, was a book I accidentally discovered in 2008 while I was working as an orthopedic nurse. A colleague mentioned the book to me and, since I was staying at the hospital’s hospitality house between shifts, I decided[…]

{my new bible} My new Bible arrived in the mail yesterday!  I ordered it a couple of weeks ago, after a long search for just the “right” one.  After extensive research to determine which version to purchase, I felt confident that THIS was the one! (It helped that[…]