Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I would have preferred skipping over it. I nearly did. I couldn't bring myself to write about this condition that has taken over our home and family. This year Fibromyalgia Awareness day coincided with Mother's Day. I didn't have the emotional stamina to focus on both. We don't need a day to be aware of … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Well, why not?

Whirlwind. This week has been just that. I self-published a book that I never wanted to self-publish. It was just a little something I wrote during one of the most challenging times of my life as a mom. My writers group encouraged creating a product to add to my site and I thought, why not? … Continue reading Well, why not?

A Glowing Cross

Only God can turn darkness to light. Only God can take a cross meant for death and turn it into a symbol of hope. I have never seen the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I probably never will. My travels have never taken me to Europe. The cost of raising four children restricts placing money into … Continue reading A Glowing Cross

The Unholiness of Holy Week

The word sacred has lost its meaning in our world today. Human lives aren't held sacred as we defile life by dehumanizing it. Homes aren't deemed sacred as families are splitting exponentially. God certainly isn't considered sacred as our choices reflect a lack of respect and fear. This week leading up to Easter or Resurrection … Continue reading The Unholiness of Holy Week

A Time to Renew

Renew. There is something about that word that makes me feel refreshed. It is my word for the year that I wrote about in the beginning of January. I have been on a journey of mental, spiritual, and physical renewal. Just checking in with my readers who have a "word" for their year. How is … Continue reading A Time to Renew

When You Want to Give Up

I just can't do it today. One year ago, you couldn't get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can't tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. I … Continue reading When You Want to Give Up

Weekend Words

Here are a few blog posts from fellow writers who will give you some beautiful insight into your world this weekend! "Shame is Not My Friend" by Mary Beth Stanford : "And giving grace to myself is possibly the hardest step of all." "Turn Your Worries Into Worship" by Christie Thomas : "This act of … Continue reading Weekend Words

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

There is no easy formula to letting go of doing it all. I wish I could tell you to do A+B=C and your stress would disappear! The process of "Letting Go" is different for each person reading these words. My hope is that my story will help you reflect on yours and what changes you … Continue reading Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

Trying Something New

I still consider myself an amateur at this blogging thing. There is always something new to learn, something to push me and grow me in this world of writing. I recently became a member of Hope*Writers, an online community of writers in different stages and ages, working toward a variety of goals. Immediately I was … Continue reading Trying Something New