God Moves

I feel like my posts have had a theme to them since I restarted this journey here. Be still, elevate your thinking, unrush yourself. Cause pause in your life, say no to some things, focus on today. 

Maybe God is trying to hit home a message for me. Maybe He wants me to keep repeating it for you. I don't know. Just seems to be what everyone needs to hear. 

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Disappointment

I have been trying to get back to consistently running again. It's the exercise I enjoy and there's nothing better than lacing up and taking off all alone. Just me and my music and thoughts. I love how it clears my head. Ideally, I'd get up super early and get it done like I did last summer but for some reason that's just not working this year. So it's usually not done until after 8pm at night but thankful for our long days right now. Last night, for some reason I had in my head I needed to run a 5k. I have been hovering around the two mile mark "just to get it done" but really wanted to do more so last night I just decided to go. 

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Fix Your Thoughts

I'm going to start off right now by telling you that I am a chronic talk to myself type person. If you only KNEW the amazing conversations I could have with myself all day long you'd either want to come over to listen or run in the other direction. I laugh. I cry. I get angry. I have brilliant ideas. I'm just so darn entertaining! But it's a bit of a problem too. 

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Worth On Earth

We recently celebrated Father's Day and I received a message from a friend showing me the lovely cake that she crafted for her husband to celebrate the day. It was awesome and I don't have a fraction of the talent in baking even if she used a boxed mix. The image was accompanied with something like this and I'm paraphrasing: "Not sure why I go through all this trouble. No one ever notices what I do around here."

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Can You Say No?

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. The ability to say no. Say no to events, say no to commitments, say no to stuff, say no to things that don't feel right or fit into our lives, say no to excess. Have we lost the ability to say no? Does FOMO (fear of missing out) not only run our lives but is it beginning to seep into our children's lives? Are we setting an example for the next generation that they need to keep on saying YES to things? Things that don't fit, don't feel right, and overcrowd our space?

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A 5 Year Reflection

God has amazing plans for all of us. He wants us to live abundantly rich lives. He did not promise us a life without trials, without heartache, without sorrow. But he did promise us LIGHT to shine through those dark times. It's not one gift He gave me. It's a gift He gave ALL of us. We are the hands and feet on earth who have to put those gifts into motion. No one is going to do it for us. When we sit here frozen in fear, we are not using the gifts God has given us. We are not living our lives to their greatest potential. And when we do that, we miss out on the abundance

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Coming Back

Wow. It's been a journey. When did I start blogging again? 2009? Ha! Have you been around that long? If you have then you remember those posts that I would conjure up in my head while I was running to help occupy my mind as I took up that new hobby. Thankfully eight years later I'm still running. God is good in so many ways. Health is definitely one of them.

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10 Christmases Ago

 

It snuck up on me. I kept focusing on how next year marks ten years since my mom left us not realizing that this year would actually be the tenth Christmas without her presence. Ten years. I don't even know if I have much to write about it other than I am just kind of shocked that time and life has passed so quickly. It's hard to wrap my head around a milestone number like this. 

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Protein Mini Muffins

I always say I am making these for my son to eat but when he's not looking, I am devouring them!! They have never made it until my hubby gets home from work so he's never even had a chance to try them! I love the simple ingredients in these mini muffins plus all the benefits they have in the ingredients. I'll have to make another batch tomorrow because today's didn't last long! 

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I Prayed For a Boy

The decision to have another child was hard enough the way it was. We had miscarried in 2013 so if we were to try and get pregnant again, this was going to be it. We also were really comfortable with our routine. Things felt like they were getting easier with our son every day. But we were always asking ourselves "what if" and it was normally "What if we don't try? Will we regret it?" 

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