Have you lost your focus in February? In a blog about the “February fog”, Hannah Brencher of the organization, More Love Letters, described it this way: “The vision dims. Monotony shows up. You find yourself sinking into a hole. Your motivation isn’t as strong as it was on January 1.” Does that sound like where

Looking back…..

Tonight we’ll be saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018!! It’s the time of the year we take time to reflect, remember, reminisce, and all to often we end up focusing on our regrets. I think self-reflection is an important exercise for all of us. Looking back at what the year held and prayerfully

We Will Remember

  I’m a pretty nostalgic chick. I love that I have a few things from both of my grandmothers and also Kent’s grandmothers. I have my Grandma Collins’ mini muffin pans: I think of her often but especially when I make pumpkin muffins – her recipe is the BEST!. I have my Grandma Damiani’s tea

The Greatest Networker

More than 13 years ago, God planted in my heart a dream to encourage women through speaking. Although I’ve seen parts of that happen in the last decade – speaking at conferences and retreats – I believe the dream is really coming to fulfillment now. And I am amazed to see how God also began

God Fulfills ALL His Promises (and Yes, Dreams Do Come True)

I grew up in a Christian home. My parents loved me and taught me about the love of God and the importance of living for Him. I’m thankful for my childhood but being raised in a Christian home doesn’t shield you from the pain of life. I dealt with my share of insecurities and “not

Do You Want To Know The Greatest Detox EVER?

There’s a lot of buzz right now about detoxing. Do a Google search and you’ll find a ton of results. It appears that you can detox from pretty much any area of your life: a toxic relationship to bad toxins in your body and everything in between. In 2014 I was diagnosed with an auto-immune

Just a little higher?

Have you ever said that? Let’s walk just a little higher, a little further; let’s go around one more bend. I did that last week. My husband Kent and I spent a few days with our lifelong friends, Allen and Teresa, in the mountains of North Carolina. It was breath-taking!! And a lot of fun.

It’s All About Timing

Some people are really good at telling jokes - so good that you don’t catch on that it’s a joke until the punch line. My dad is one of those people. He has a joke for every situation and he never misses an opportunity to tell one. So much so, that our family sits around

It’s an Honor to Honor

This past weekend was great. I had the privilege of spending Mother’s Day with my mom. Since we live in different states, it’s not often that I get to see her…especially on Mother’s Day. This year was extra special because Mother’s Day fell on my mom’s birthday. We did what a lot of families did:

The Friday I Couldn’t Say, “TGIF”

It was a Friday. April 14th. The world was celebrating “Good Friday”. For me it really wasn’t “good”! My family has always celebrated Good Friday. Good Friday was usually spent in church, remembering the death of our Lord and Savior and thanking Him for the resurrection. This year was a little different. We spent time