A Letter to the Broken

A little background into this post. The other day I commented to a fellow blogger about how I have nearly let music go since Mom died because it triggers grief. This person responded, “Maybe it’s going thru it that will help you heal. A life without music, I know ur mom doesn’t want you to live that way if music reminds you so strongly of her.” It was a profound moment. I found Elevation Worship’s Hallelujah Here Below album, inspired by a verse in Exodus where God requests an alter built with imperfect stones. The letter that follows is not what I planned to write this week, but writing is a lot like teaching; we must take advantage of the reachable moments. Even when the student is oneself.

Inspirational · wellness

6 Amazon Finds for Spring (and an Ebates sign up!)

It's time for another product post! I don't know about y'all, but I need a little motivation to get started on operation declutter, a.k.a. Konmari-ing my life (*see Like many of you, I'm in love with Joanna Gaines and the farmhouse trend. I've found a few pieces to compliment my decor, and I'm going… Continue reading 6 Amazon Finds for Spring (and an Ebates sign up!)


I’m Going the Distance

This is an awesome post about how life happens and we lose our motivation for what is important. I’m rooting for you, Val!

Rooted in Grace and Gratitude

These picture are from 6-9 years ago. I wish I still had the endurance and strength I had when these photos were taken. I was a different person then. I was at a completely different place in my life. The woman in these phots was fiercely determined. She wasn’t afraid. She was tenacious. She ran in the rain, the snow, through tornado warnings and jumped downed trees after the ice storm. She competed in OCR’s, 5k’s, 10k’s, a CrossFit competition, took CrossFit classes and lead boot camp classes. She was trying to be a positive example for her children. She didn’t back down. She took time for herself.

I could learn a few lessons from her. She knew taking time for herself made her a better person, a better wife and a better mother. As, time past and circumstances changed I put myself last. It’s easy to do. Nearly, all…

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