One of the most memorable experiences I have of being fearless was also one of my greatest failures. I tried out to be a cheerleader in the spring of my 10th grade year of high school. Two of my good friends had been cheerleaders that year, and I had sat “alone” in the bleachers while they did their thing during …
Having never known this kind of loss before, I had no idea how intense the feelings could be, or how much my heart could hurt.
Infertility has been an experience that has unfolded not only the tragedies but also the miracles that happen in life.
Even when I was up to my elbows in diapers, laundry, and crying babies, I knew time was precious and I needed to treasure each moment.
Having been sick for over two weeks, I’ve realized that illness makes me appreciate my health. Just the simple act of breathing through my nose, or sleeping through the night is something I take for granted until I can’t do it.
Labeled as a love story, I felt that this was so much more. It is a story of choices, faith, growth, resilience, and love. It’s about a man and a woman that faced many of the same challenges we see in our own lives, and how they chose to learn from them. I found it inspiring and well worth my …
If you are searching for choices that will bring greater wisdom and wholehearted living into your life I would suggest checking this book out.
While the triggers may be different, any situation we perceive as threatening, or that requires us to adjust or change, can set off stress. It often creeps in quietly through the back door and before we know it we feel overwhelmed with the burdens that have seemingly mounded up from nowhere.
Since comparison is the thief of joy, and that is what makes life so fulfilling, let us stop missing out on life! Let's be brave and dare NOT to compare. Let's embrace the gift of being who we are!
The underlying message of The Magnolia Story is that no one is exempt from the growing pains of life. The one thing we do have control over is how we react and choose to handle those growing pains.
It seems like pure madness to think about wedding planning at the first of the year, but about this time last year, our oldest daughter got engaged. I learned a few tidbits of wisdom that I wish I had known from the get go. So, for all you parents that have a daughter’s wedding on the horizon - this one …
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our discouragement and doubt can drown out our desire to find success.