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Naming My Dreams

As I stated in my blog on 12/31/13 “My God-Sized Dreams Unfolding” I knew very early in my life that my biggest dream was to have a baby, so naming that dream wasn’t difficult. However, naming my dream of writing was and still is a whole different story!  There were several times during reading Holley’s…

New Years Resolutions

I hate New Years Resolutions… wanna know why? Because to me, they feel like giant failures before they ever begin! I’ve set resolutions in the past and failed miserably, so eventually just stopped making them! Who wants to go around feeling like a failure all year? 😉 However, as I learn & grow in my…

Pick me!

Remember in elementary school, being in the line-up to be picked for a game or sport? Standing there wondering when you’re gonna be picked?  Remember how exciting it was & how proud you felt to be picked first?  If you were picked last, remember feeling like you weren’t good enough or liked enough?  As adults,…

Are you a current day Esther? {3}

You may read Part 1 here: {Part 1 of 3} You may read Part 2 here: {Part 2 of 3} {Part 3 of 3} 5) She used her voice to change history: Esther 8:3-8, “Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the…

Are you a current day Esther? {2}

You may read Part 1 here: {Part 1 of 3} {Part 2 of 3} 2) She didn’t rush God’s plan; she walked in patience & obedience: Esther 2:10-12, “Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so. Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard…

Are you a current day Esther? {1}

{Part 1 of 3} Regardless of ones views on homosexuality, the greater issue I have with the whole Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty attack is the huge risk we have of losing our freedom of speech!  If we can’t see that, then we really need to wake up! I often refer to my favorite political figure, Sarah…

Don’t let life dim your Sparkle

I purposed in my heart a month ago to S L O W down, relax & enjoy the holidays, yet here I am a week away from Christmas & feeling stressed out.  Being the planner that I am, I can proudly say that I finished my Christmas shopping, most of it has arrived, and what…

Beauty in Chaos

As I mentioned in a previous post “The Dreaded ‘C’ Word: Cancer” one of the areas I’m working on in my life is finding beauty in chaos.  The wheels have been turning inside my head as I try to wrap my brain around this new concept for the Type-A personality that I am! {smile}  As…

The Dreaded "C" word: Cancer

I’ve been mulling over this post for several days now. My heart wants to go there, but my head does not. It’s not a  pretty place, it’s an awkward & painful place, yet at the same time it’s a beautiful place-if I choose to look at it that way. I still remember the day, as…