My daily reminder

   This past month, I celebrated my birthday and received this nice little picture from my sister for my birthday. Had no idea the impact this would have on my  daily life. At first I had no idea where I was going to hang it, then one day thought to put in next to the coffee pot. Not realizing the importance of this decision! Every morning whether it be at 5 am when I get ready for work or 9 am on my days off, it is a constant reminder to spend some time with the Lord.   I just

Welcome June!!!

Hello friends, what a crazy month of May that came and went so fast, I barely realized it was gone! Welcome to June, one of my favorite months…school is soon to be out, temps are rising, pools come out, flowers are crazy blooming and the feel of summer…..Just love it all!  I have had a whirlwind this past month as I started back to my normal job of being a labor and delivery nurse after being out for 6 months from rotator cuff surgery.  Praise the Lord that is behind me, my energy is in full swing and I have

Intentional. Purposed. Directed. Meditated

All of these synonyms are directed to prayer this morning. When was the last time you prayed and did these words describe your requests? I am a true believer in the power of prayer! If you have not watched the movie WAR ROOM, do it. It will change your look at prayer forever. In my devotions this morning, I read Matthew 20: 32, “what do you want me to do for you?” . This is a direct request and demand for us to pray exactly what we want God to do and to ask for it exactly as we desire.

Sometimes all you need, is a shoulder to lean on

  Ever walk into a room carrying your heavy heart and you see someone and as they approach you they wrap their arms around you and you just melt……tears flow, and at that moment that was the only thing you needed……the shoulder to lean on.   This has happened to me countless times as I encountered a very difficult time in my life. We have all been there, on both sides. I am always privileged to be “that” shoulder and want to strive to always be available to someone who needs that moment, just to lean on me. I often

It’s International Women’s Day! March 8th

Well today is a pretty awesome day. Other that me being sick( for the past week and half), the weather is gorgeous(70 degrees), the kids played out in puddles and mud for most of the afternoon and I heard that it was International Women’s Day. I personally had no idea, and didn’t realize it was a thing! And as I was thinking about this day and what it meant, so many women came in to my mind. As I sit here on my deck, and watch the birds gather sticks for their nests, it makes me think about all the

A letter to my daughter- Yes, I love you……every single day

      A letter to my daughter- Yes, you are only two years old. Yes, you are the only girl. Yes, you can wear that princess dress to bed. Yes, you have my attention. Yes, you are my world. Sometimes I think to myself, was I ever like this as a child? I love my little girl to no end. She is my world, my joy, my sunshine and my ball  of never ending energy. I love every part of it but there are times I feel like I am going to pull my hair out. Her demands are

Encouragement for today! you are destined

  I was driving to work the other day, stuck in traffic.  I was getting so frustrated as I waited, looking at the clock and not wanting to be late to work.  As my frustration was growing, I looked up and as it was meant just for me, a semi truck passed me with the quote ” you are destined for greatness” on the back of the truck. It stopped me for a moment. It didn’t have any other symbols or advertising on it. And there it was, just a small sentence, that made me stop in my tracks. Like

Love is in the air

  We are having lots of fun getting ready for valentine’s day around our home. My hubby and I already had our valentine date night last night, so now the focus is on the kids.  Filling out valentines for their friends and family, making cookies and cupcakes.  Then, while making valentines , Jackson asked if we could make some for grandmas friends at her “home”. Now, my grandmother, (his great grandma) lives in an old people’s home.  That got me thinking…how awesome if we did something special for the one’s who don’t have a valentine?? There are so many options

When left overs can be a blessing

Good morning friends, just a small little challenge today. After being the recipient of  meals in the last few months, we all know how encouraging it is to have a meal brought by. And I know how crazy busy we as momma’s are on a daily basis. I have been trying to keep the momentum of giving meals going, and found an easy way to make it happen. Each week, as I am making dinner, I try to make a little extra for someone else. Now I am not making a meal for an entire family with all the fixings.