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  • “Unplanned” the Movie – I Finally Watched It…
    As I’ve experienced a traumatic miscarriage, I hesitated. I convinced myself I couldn’t handle, avoiding it at all costs. But now I’ve watched it, and I’ll never be the same again. My Reaction To be honest, it wasn’t as bad […]
  • A BIG Ask: A Chance to Share Your Story!
    For those of you who are God-led and willing to do so, I have a BIG favor to ask of you. This is not mandatory, nor is it demanded. This is not a whimsical request or an impersonal one. This […]
  • “I Still Believe” Movie, 2020
    After watching I Still Believe tonight, I am in awe of the power of God, yet again! I Still Believe This movie is based on the true story of famous Christian singer, Jeremy Camp; of his rise to fame and […]
  • Video: Tips for Parents During COVID-19 and Beyond
    Click on the link below to view video: http://www.facebook.com/thehavenblog/videos/557189248259605/
  • Peace, Joy, and Jesus
    As a writer, I have been thinking of so much I could say. As a mom, I’ve been overwhelmed, and not sure how down deep and personal to be. As A Citizen… As most of you are well aware, this […]
  • March 2020 – Updates and Exciting News!
    To my regular readers and faithful audience, thank you so much for your prayers and support! It means more than you know! Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review! Last month, I entered the Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest. I won’t […]
  • Resetting Expectations
    A Birthday Party Story Picture this. Your daughter has a birthday party coming up. Their 3rd birthday, and you want to make it as special as possible. To prepare, you plan a month in advance for this birthday party. You […]
  • Habit Reflections
    I have been doing a study lately, called “Habits” by Life Church, on the YouVersion Bible app. Habits Devotional Though it is a short, well written devotional, it is so convicting! A sword of the Spirit piercing right through my […]
  • ONLY FOR THE LADIES: PMS
    Yes, this post is just for the ladies, so if you’re not a lady, click out now. Thanks! PMS Guess what time of the month it is? Not quite that, but the grr factor has begun. You guessed it, the […]
  • Call to Action: Use Your Voice
    My Voice So I realized something today. I haven’t been using my voice. I have been letting my insecurities and doubts and fears keep me from sharing my heart and letting my voice be heard; not letting my light shine, […]
  • New Year, New Hope
    Goodbye 2019! I don’t know about you, but I am glad 2019 is over! Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been all bad, but has been a huge struggle for me. This year, I published my first book (The Miscarriage […]
  • Book Release Party ~ Reflections
    Hooray! My first ever book release party is in the books! Thank You First, I want to give a special thank you and shout out to Eric and Kristen Meeter, owners of Pressed Studio + Store in downtown Spencer. You […]
  • Challenge to Live by Faith
    Too many times, we are running away in fear, when we have just the sword in our hand we need to claim victory over sin, death, and the Devil. Stand firm in your faith in Jesus Christ, and don’t look […]
  • Number Your Days: Use Your Time Wisely
    I wanted to share a recent insight I learned from my devotional reading today. Frequently, I use the free Bible app, since it has devotionals and other easy to use features that enhance my Bible reading time and understanding. Today, […]
  • Speechless to Help
    I am writing tonight with no agenda, no hidden meaning, just writing to write. I am speechless. You may ask why that is, and I’ll tell you. Too much emotional stress paralyzes our speech. It is so hard for me […]
  • Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back
    Most of my life, I have been afraid of something or someone. Now, I know there is a name for this…anxiety. Fear has held me captive far too many times. I am so afraid of failure, disappointment, danger, or worse […]
  • The Fiercest Faith for Family
    “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 ESV If this is true, and it is God’s truth, why aren’t more families living this out? Why aren’t more families restored, rather […]
  • A World Without Jesus…
    Have you ever imagined a world without Jesus? Not Him, not His Word, not His Holy Spirit, and not His Heavenly Father? Have you really taken time to ponder what all would be missing? I can tell you this much, […]
  • To Fear or Not to Fear…
    Are you tired of drowning in fear? Fear of anything…of dying, losing the ones you love, being broke financially, and of countless other things? Read on, and break the cycle of fear! You are not alone. Many, many people, including […]
  • Why Keep it to Yourself?
    Are you one of those people that hold in your emotions or what you’re really going through? Do you even make yourself stressed beyond belief, and sometimes physically ill or have headaches, etc.? You’re not alone. So many times in […]
  • Just Do It!
    Do you find yourself feeling discouraged? Disappointed with life? Worn down and feeling defeated? Are you tired of feeling that way? Me too! While working this evening, I was talking to a customer, and was surprised to have them quote […]
  • I Won’t Apologize for Being Me…Anymore!
    Do you ever get tired of feeling the need to be someone else? To look, act, or talk a certain way to be accepted? Well I say no more! The mission and theme of this entire blog site is to […]
  • My Mission of Love
    My mission for this blog is to boldly proclaim the perfect love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the lens of everyday life. BOLD & Beautiful “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy or boast, […]
  • The Pursuit of Significance and Success
    If you could be anyone in the world – past, present, or future – who would you be? What would you accomplish? What legacy would you want to leave behind? Personally, this pursuit of becoming someone significant is exhausting! Trying […]
  • The Worry Wheel
    Do you feel like you worry more than you should? Worrying so much that your life feels like it’s spinning faster and faster, and you can’t seem to slow down? A Night on the Ferris Wheel For those of you […]
  • Toxic Relationships
    Are you someone who wonders, “How did I get into this relationship in the first place?” Some relationships are like that, because they are toxic. Recently, I have been observing current and past relationships in which one spouse dominates the […]
  • Pressing into the Stress
    If you couldn’t tell by my previous two posts, stress must be the theme lately. Is anyone else feeling the pressure of the impending school year inevitably approaching? Rowdy kids, who are tired of being home, stressed out moms – […]
  • Trapped in a Bottle
    Do you ever feel like you are a shaken pop bottle, about to explode? I mean, so crammed full of emotion, you are about to burst? So many times, it begins with one main stress. This stress could be anything […]
  • Stress Management, God’s Way
    Are you stressed? Are you stressed about being stressed out? You’re not alone. Everyone experiences stress many times throughout their lives. However, it is how we manage our stress that makes the biggest impact on us and those around us. […]
  • The Value of Kindness
    For those of you with more than one child, have you ever wondered if your kids will ever stop fighting? Will there be a day when they no longer compete over who is the best or who deserves the first […]