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…

Hard Talk

There are many times in our lives that we must have tough conversations with other people.  Sometimes having these uncomfortable awkward conversations with the people we love the most, can be the most chilling!  What I mean is, we try our best to avoid these conversations because we cringe at the thought of exposing truth that…

I Will Take Care of You

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had huge aspirations. We all have a vision for our future. At 18, my vision centered around an undaunted woman, blazing trails and impacting people on such a deep level that they would surely remember the name “Christan Smith” long after she left the earth. Preferably I would…

The Power of Hello

Just a few days ago I had the pleasure of attending a live taping of a Life Today show where my friend Amy Ford was sharing her story and talking about the release of her book, “A Bump In Life”.  I could not help but remember when we first met … It was in October of…

BOOK RELEASE!

It’s really really almost here. The book is almost OUT! I’m SO pumped! It releases this Tuesday, October 1st. It has taken FOREVER (well it feels like) but it’s finally time for the book to hit the streets! I’m praying that every person that reads it is touched in some way … and that it…

Dream Giver; Promise Keeper

Toss and turn. Sit up. Lie down. Sit up. I grab my phone and check the time, again. 1:30AM. I doze. Toss. Turn. Awake again. I reach for my phone. It’s 3AM. I drift off again. Queue terrible dream where I attempt to escape someone’s plot to capture and kill me. Toss. Turn. 4:30AM. Irritated…