Plugged In- Session 1

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God ~Mother Teresa God desires relationship with me, with you, with each of His children.  One of the ways this is accomplished is through prayer. During the next eight weeks, we will identify barriers to an effective prayer life and seven ways toContinue Reading


I always feel like I need to apologize when I haven’t written here in a while. So, I’m sorry I’ve been absent the past six or so weeks.  Life has been a bit hectic.  The best part was welcoming our new grandsons to the world.  Zaeven Michael {our daughter Shayla is his mommy} was bornContinue Reading

You’ve Got This, Mama

My monthly post for The MOB {Mothers of Boys} Society is up over there.  I wrote about a difficult topic but one that many of us mama’s have or will face.  Would love you to join me there today!  

When you dare to dream

It’s been a year since I hit publish on my first God-sized dreams post.  I was tickled simply to be part of Holley Gerth’s group of 100 God sized dreamers. I never imagined that my involvement in the project would have a profound, dramatic impact on my life. But, God knew. That is the trulyContinue Reading

Jesus, Our Shepherd~ Advent, Week One

As a family, we set time aside for an Advent reading each evening from December 1 to December 25.  This year we are using a Scripture guide I got from Pinterest. {You should really follow me there- wink, wink} My Sweet Pea {three years old} and I are making a construction paper chain out of theContinue Reading

Typhoon Relief- Easy Ways to Help

My mind has a hard time comprehending the devastation caused by the catastrophic typhoon that occurred in the Philippines.  In addition to our fervent prayers, there are things we can do to assist in aiding the tens of thousands affected by this natural disaster. Here are some links: Compassion International World Vision The Salvation Army-Continue Reading

Alternative Ways to Deal with Pain {a #chronicallywell post}

Early on in my chronic illness journey, I suffered bilateral pulmonary emboli and it was discovered I had a blood clotting disorder.  I am on Coumadin for the rest of my life.  Up until that point my go to medication for the pain of living with {what turned out to be} lupus was 800mg of ibuprofen. Continue Reading

As the World Turns {a #chronicallywell post}

Have you been there?  That room is spinning while you are standing still feeling that brings with it a wave of nausea and difficulty figuring out where you are in space.  Yes, vertigo is not a good feeling.  Vertigo can have different causes.  For most people, the problem is in the inner ear.  All of theContinue Reading

Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude {a #chronicallywell post}

Another repost from the archives: Living with chronic illness has taught me many things. Utter, complete dependence on God. {Psalm 70:5} The finite nature of our life.  {James 4:14} How our bodies are designed to need true Sabbath rest.  {Isaiah 58:13-14} That everyone has a thorn in their flesh, mine happens to be dressed upContinue Reading

Worth The Read {#chronicallywell version 2}

I am enjoying perusing the 31 Days of…series on Nester’s blog.  Here are a few of my favorite posts from this week: This is a great post citing research about how junk food is truly addictive.  I am breaking free of that myself and feeling better every day because of it. This post gives aContinue Reading