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  • Motherhood – “I need a vacation!”
    A shout out to all you mamas (and dads) out there. Our job as parents is incredibly hard! Today was a Nightmare! Today, for example, my kids would not stop nagging, whining, and screaming over EVERY LITTLE THING! My brain […]
  • The Saddest Month of the Year – October
    First of all, I don’t hate October, what it represents just hurts my heart. My dad has an October birthday, so I have to enjoy it a little bit, lol. Halloween At the end of this month is Halloween, the […]
  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness
    As the author of The Miscarriage Project, I’ve been thinking long and hard about October. October, for those of you who aren’t aware, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and October 15th is the remembrance day as well. Even […]
  • The BIG News is Here!!
    For those of you who’ve normally kept up with my blog, must have noticed I haven’t written all summer. This is why: 1. We’ve Moved! Towards the beginning of this year, I felt God was preparing my family and I […]
  • “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 […]
  • The Miscarriage Project: An Author’s Inside Story
    Click on the link below to view the video: http://www.facebook.com/thehavenblog/videos/682298942540194/
  • 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 […]
  • Habit of Disobedience vs. True Purpose
    This may be an odd title for a post, but it is on my heart to share with you today. How many times has God asked us to do something or tell someone something, we don’t follow through? Lately, I […]
  • 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 […]
  • Success/Attention Related Anxiety
    For those of you who’ve been following my publishing journey, The Miscarriage Project is officially published! In addition, I am selling copies as well (1,500 to be exact). You might assume that all the new attention surrounding my book being […]
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
    No one likes to admit it, but this month is significant for many reasons. October Personally, I am not a Halloween celebrator. However, I think it is fitting to remember the death of our children during such a dark time […]
  • 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 […]
  • Temptation is like Dieting
    Have you ever tried to diet? As many of you can probably attest, the length of a diet, well-followed, is very short, indeed. Why is that? Because those foods you are determined to give up, taste so good, and are […]
  • The Revolving Door
    Do you ever notice those people in your life that come and go, but come back again? Why do they leave? Why do they return? How long do you wait for them to return? Many people are like this with […]
  • 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 […]
  • Why Me, Depression?
    Ever asked the question, “Why me?” or “Why is this happening to me?” So many times, we ask this question when we want answers to our problems, to disasters, or chaos around us. When something bad or difficult comes into […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Destruction of Nagging
    One of the deadliest toxins to marriage is nagging. Whether it’s that honey-to-do-list, or that topic you can’t seem to agree on, nagging drives the steak into the heart of your spouse, every time. My Own Marriage I asked my […]