She Speaks 2019

By |2019-08-04T23:49:50+00:00August 4th, 2019|writing|

I took a deep breath and nervously straightened my dress as I entered the ballroom of the hotel. I did my best to look nonchalant as I awkwardly wove through the banquet tables toward the front.  As I sat down [...]

Stepping Out in Faith

By |2019-07-23T01:49:35+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Faith|

When was the last time you did something that really scared you? A couple of months ago I was listening to a sermon by Rick Warren (Author of A Purpose Driven Life). He started sharing a story about the new [...]

Who do you think you are?

By |2019-07-23T22:14:41+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Faith|

For too long I let the darkest moments of my life define me. Alcoholic. Disgrace. Broken. Unworthy. No matter how far I tried out run them, the wounds of my past would haunt me.  I’d start moving forward, making progress [...]

You are NOT enough

By |2019-07-23T22:21:36+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Faith|

Wait, what? Just hear me out. How many times do we see the mantra YOU ARE ENOUGH all over our social media pages and in self-help books.  I’ve shared it a time or two in the past myself.  Just look [...]

How Joe & I Met

By |2019-07-21T23:31:28+00:00July 21st, 2019|Engagement|

It was Memorial Day Weekend 2009. I stopped by my Mom's with the kids to go swimming and have lunch. Once Jack and Ava were toweled off and happily eating their hotdogs and potato chips, I hopped on [...]

What Does Your Name Mean?

By |2019-07-21T23:10:31+00:00July 21st, 2019|Engagement|

It was Good Friday. My heart sank at the sound of the rain pouring outside the church. It had been storming all day long. My leg bounced nervously up and down as our Pastor finished his sermon. My oldest two [...]

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