Fear Not

Hi friends! I just had it on my heart to write a quick post about fear/worry. This is something I struggle with daily. To be honest, some of my fears are totally irrational. Why am I like this? I don't know. But, God is good and He Alone holds all things together. I just wanted to jot down some Scriptures that speak to fear, in case anyone else might struggle in this area of life too: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10  "... For He said 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my Helper, I will not fear; what can man do to me?'" Hebrews 13:5b-6  "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." 2 Timothy 1:7  "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Yo

Bad Can Save Us From Worse

Hi all! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I sure did! I'm thankful every day for all God has done for me and blessed me with, especially the ability to gather with family still. Anyway, let's chat! I have a personal experience story to share that is kind of scary. Maybe scary isn't the right word... awful is a good word too. You would think after such an awful event in my life, that I would remember exactly when it happened. To be honest I forget what year it was. I was probably around 14 years old so maybe 2004-2005? My great-aunt Debbie used to live in Florida. So, usually most summers my Mom, brother, and I would go down to visit for a week or so. My Dad didn't have the extra time off from work so he would unfortunately have to stay home while we went on vacation. I love Florida! I love the sun, the palm trees, the beaches, all of it. I know it's kind of a cliche vacation spot, but I loved going down to visit my aunt and uncle and cousin. At the ti

My Life Now

What do you know, it's been several weeks since I've posted something. I'm sorry friends! Life has been crazy.... and getting crazier if I'm being honest. But now, I have a moment to sit still with my thoughts and to write. So, hi again and let's talk! I keep bringing up my past, but it's important that I do so that I can show where I was, and where God has brought me. In my last serious relationship, I thought I had the best life. I thought wow I'm living with the man of my dreams (so I thought) and that we would get married and start a family and life would be so great. But, as the years came and went, I was still unmarried. By the grace of God, I had no children either. And I mean like, REALLY by the grace of God. Living with a boyfriend for almost 6 years, living in sexual sin, and not once did I become pregnant. Phew! Anyway, that was where I was. I was starting to think maybe I would just be in love with this guy forever and it would just be us two, th

Jesus Is Coming Back

Well good morning friends! You'll have to bear with me through today's blog. My heart is heavy and there is a lot on my mind. But, my coffee is starting to kick in so I can focus my thoughts a little better. Here we go! I know what you're thinking. "Oh please, another person claiming 'Jesus is coming back soon.' " Notice in my title, I did not say soon. I simply said He's coming back. I know every time there's a huge war or world crisis that people tend to say He's coming back soon. First of all, I sure hope so! Secondly, it sure seems He just might ... seeing as our world is currently on fire so to speak. But, it's not our business to guess or set a date for Christ's return. The Bible says in Acts 1:7 "He said to them, it is not for you to know the times or dates the Father (God) has set by His own authority." I felt led to write this to make sure we're prepared for That Day!  Definition of eternity: infinite or unending

A Sin Is A Sin

We have made it to my favorite time of year! And although the temperatures have been more summer than fall, I still have all my pumpkin things/scents/coffeess out and ready to rock. My pumpkin candles are lit, and I am one happy girl. So friend, let's talk! Today I felt led to write about sins. If you follow me and "aren't religious," a sin is something that separates us from God. It could be a physical act of something, things we partake in, thoughts we have, and so on. The good news is Jesus died once for all the sins of all people, and is alive today and seated at the right hand of the Father! (God) If you've heard any Pastor speak or read any devotionals, you might've heard of sins that (sadly) Christians tend to focus on more. The "common" ones I have heard referenced are usually about sexual immorality, drunkenness, LGBQT, and addictions. While those are all certainly things that separate us from God, they are most definitely not the only sins

He Is Faithful

I had every intention of coming on here and writing every day. Let's be real, as a Mom to a 4 year old and an 8 month old... that probably won't happen. So for that I am sorry! I highly doubt anyone is holding their breath for my next blog anyway, but if you are then fair warning! I probably won't be posting every day, at least for now. Ok, I got that out in the open.  I like when someone says "picture this" and then they describe a scene or tell a story to me. Here is a funny visual for you. It's 9:54pm, and I am sitting here typing while eating a giant bowl of pasta that my husband made earlier. As a busy Mom, sometimes I honestly just forget to eat. Then later at night I think to myself "man I feel hungry, I should probably eat something before bed." Is a giant bowl of pasta a good thing to eat right before I sleep? Absolutely not. But, it's been a day so here we are. Let's chat! I want to start this post by saying that God is so good. In

More Than Enough

Good morning, folks! I told myself I would write a new post first thing this morning. Mind you that was for Friday morning. Well guess what, it's Saturday morning - 1:11am - and I am posting this now. I'm sorry I didn't write yesterday! Anywho, let's dig in. I grabbed a Thesaurus and looked up a few synonyms for the phrase 'more than enough': excess overflow plethora surplus  We've all heard that phrase before, I'm sure.  Both secular and Christian views have kind of taken it a step further to say 'you are... more than enough.' The secular view is you are enough, on your own. That you don't really need any help, you are your own hero. Those statements are usually slipped into positive affirmations that someone would repeat to themselves in the mirror. While that is all fine and dandy to think/do, it's actually not enough. The truth is, we are not enough in our own strength. We do need help. Yes there are plenty of therapists out there and