I was listening to an interview last week on the Live Inspired podcast, when Michele Cushatt was talking about how she made a list of what she’d lost after battling cancer in her tongue three times. She talked about how she looked at that extremely long list and just grieved over what she had lost. … Continue reading What Are You Grieving Over?
In Lysa Terkeurst’s book, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered,” she writes an allegory called, “Upside Down.” When I first heard it I bawled through the whole thing because I could relate to having a life that is upside down. A couple of my favorite phrases … Continue reading “Upside Down” Encouragement
The last time I’ve gone up to welcome and introduce myself to a visitor at my church, she looked at me confused and said, “That’s nice. Did you get a new phone?” One of my friends came up and explained, “You have to read her phone, she’s telling you something.” Then the lady understood that … Continue reading What’s Your Excuse?
This year I’m turning twenty-six. I’m kinda struggling with it because that’s the age my parents were when I got sick and my mom was pregnant my younger sister, Anna. Obviously my parents’ life experiences aren’t the same as mine. I still can’t help but think, “What if...?” What if I never had gotten sick … Continue reading Press Toward The Mark, Because His Mercy Endureth Forever.
Stretching ourselves to do things we have never done can be difficult at times. I have been stretching myself the past few months at art lessons. I had this bright idea to draw and paint my self-portrait. Go ahead, you can laugh now! Fun fact: people are the hardest to draw and paint. But I … Continue reading Working Through The Processes Of Life
Every day I wake up and see this gold-sequined sign that one of my friends gave me. The sign says, “Stay grateful” in cute lettering. I have it on my dresser amongst a lamp, jewelry box, picture frames, a clock that needs batteries, other smaller signs and a pink box that has cards people have … Continue reading Staying Grateful While Seasons Change
I have been so busy with my card business since God’s Glory Box, a subscription box company, ordered 11,100 packs of 2 cards. I had sent them some card samples in February. I heard back from them a couple of weeks later and they loved the Aspen Sunset card. I was so excited to have … Continue reading Do You Need A Boost Out Of The Depths Of Despair?
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. This verse describes how the Declare conference was for me this past weekend. As I mentioned in my last post, I was very nervous about giving my pitch. … Continue reading You, My Friend, Are Qualified!
Hello, everybody, I’m sorry I haven’t written in a long time. I have been focused on several things in my life. As some of you know, I want to write a book about my life someday. Well, my mom and I are attending a Christian writing conference next week, where I hope to learn more … Continue reading “Declare Conference” Jitters
It’s not what I prayed for. It’s not what I wanted. It’s not something I understand. My circumstances seem so confusing, I’m placing it in Your hands.” Tears immediately flowed down my face when I heard these words to “Your Ways Are Higher Than Mine,” for the first time Monday morning from the Collingsworth Family’s … Continue reading Choosing to Love God, Even When I Still Have Unanswered Questions