Bad Days

I’m thinking back to some of the most lonely, hopeless, heart wrenching times of my life and I’m shaking my head in awe, because… God did it. He brought me through. You know whenever you are going through hell and you get comments like, “It will be worth it” “There’s always a light at the…

Graced Not Shamed

As I have walked with my younger daughter through her journey of an unplanned pregnancy and the birth of my precious grandson, I am amazed at what God is doing in my own life. My journey started over two and a half decades ago with my own unplanned pregnancy and the birth of my first…

Rainclouds and Rainbows

There’s a much-awaited chill in the air and it’s raining.  I love this weather.  Some people don’t like the rain or the cold; I love them both.  When a cold rainy day comes my dad will be the first to say, “This weather…SUCKS!”  People say that going a while without seeing the sun gets them…

Comfort Zones

How often do we stay in our comfort zones because we’re scared of the unknown? We stay doing our day-to-day routine because that’s what we know … and nothing ever changes. Sometimes we even hate our life but we’re too scared to step out and change. On Monday night I got to stand on the…

A Peanut for Christmas

We were going to be pregnant together, my oldest sister and I. I was due September 4th and she September 6th. This was particularly exciting given I’d had a miscarriage the month before and she had two before considering fertility treatments. For my sister and her husband there was another aspect of importance. My brother-in-law, who…

The Ultimate Provider

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I thought I would sit down and brag on my God for a minute, a little testimony if you will.  Being a single mother,…

Throw Out the Bootstraps

I am sure that you have heard the saying “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.”  As a young single parent, this was pretty much ingrained in my mind from the get-go.  I had an “I can do it all” mentality and I didn’t need anyone’s help.  The only problem being that I did – desperately.  In…

Sunshine and Smiles

Approaching the hospital entrance I noticed fields of sunflowers all around. I whispered a silent prayer, Jesus please speak your words through me today. Let this be for your glory and not of my own. I opened my console and found a note-card and a book full of God’s wisdom for Mothers. I flipped open…