God answers differently every time, yet His peace proves that it’s Him.

This past fall I was given an exciting opportunity. My initial reaction was “YES!” but I told the person who extended the invitation, “I want to pray about it and talk to my husband before saying yes, although that’s my gut response.”   Being someone with a strong faith, she agreed and waited patiently, prayingContinue reading “God answers differently every time, yet His peace proves that it’s Him.”

Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast for Childhood by Greg Schaffer

About the Book Book:  Childhood Author: Greg Schaffer Genre:  Contemporary Release Date: February 10, 2020 Katie lived a lonely childhood, her after school time filled with responsibilities to her father and special needs brother. Her chores prevented her from experiencing the carefree life her peers, including Joey, her neighbor and secret crush, lived. She began running to impressContinue reading “Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast for Childhood by Greg Schaffer”

I want to live in such a way that if I have a problem with someone, no one will ever know

Would you say the above statement is bold? A little crazy? Something you could do?   I know it’s something I want to do. I want to live in such a way that even if I’m struggling in a relationship, no one in my inner (or outer) circle will ever know. The way I talkContinue reading “I want to live in such a way that if I have a problem with someone, no one will ever know”

Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast for The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

About the Book Book: The Fifth Avenue Story Society Author: Rachel Hauck Genre: Fiction Release Date: February 2020 An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories. Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep herContinue reading “Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast for The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck”

My struggles are used to encourage you. They aren’t wasted.

Our family experienced some difficulties a few months ago. As I’m sure happens with most people who are going through trials, while you’re in them, you don’t really have time to process, analyze, or wonder “why” because you’re so busy putting out fires, taking a breath before the next wave hits, or trying to buildContinue reading “My struggles are used to encourage you. They aren’t wasted.”

Don’t “do” but “be.”

I lived the majority of my life not really understanding the difference between grace and works. Maybe it was because I was younger and my brain wasn’t fully developed (and maybe my brain takes longer than most people’s to connect the dots), but I had a hard time grasping the difference between “works” (serving God)Continue reading “Don’t “do” but “be.””

Maybe they just need to be heard …

Last summer there was a hail storm in our area, and as a result, we received a major blessing of having our roof and siding replaced late fall. I work from home and knew ahead of time, our dog probably wouldn’t like the banging, people in the yard, and extra chaos in our normally quiet,Continue reading “Maybe they just need to be heard …”

I can’t pray and stay angry at the same time …

A few months ago I was struggling, really struggling. Something happened to someone close to me (Don’t you find it easier to ‘let it go’ when the hurt has happened to you instead of someone you love?) and it was my responsibility to do something about it. I prayed, prayed some more, and for extraContinue reading “I can’t pray and stay angry at the same time …”