%@#$, I’m Pregnant

Positive. The test was positive.  What should have been a moment of sheer joy was instead unbelief then panic. I'm pregnant. I just found out I'm pregnant...in my on again, off again boyfriend's bathroom.  This was not how I imagined this moment would unfold.  A million thoughts were filling my mind and then the final [...]

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Send Me

I am currently co-leading a single mom small group with some really incredible young women from my church.  Our small group is based on the study of an amazing book my pastor, Jeff Little wrote called It's Worth It - A Fresh Perspective on Faith, Religion, and Relationships.  The topic of our last session led [...]

Praying for an Epiphany

Over the past few months, I have run head first into a writer's roadblock.  My clarity and focus has not been on point.  Maybe summer is to blame.  Maybe I'm easily distracted.  And maybe, at times, I feel I need to contain what I really, truly, deep in my heart want to say.  Regardless of [...]

He Is The God Of Hope

Two night's ago, God stepped in (IN A HUGE WAY) and made a connection YEARS in the making.  These are the kinds of moments I try to explain to others about using your past pain to help others.  Only this was WAY BIGGER! A family pet with an upset stomach, resulted in a late night [...]

Turn North

https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com   I continue to see photo quotes like the one above posted everywhere. I think it's baloney.  Actually, I know it's baloney.  And at times I just want to shake the next woman I see posting this on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, especially so, when I'm aware of the reasons why she has posted [...]

By Your Side

https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com By Your Side. Where could I go from your Spirit?  Or where can I flee from your presence?  If I ascend into heaven, You are there.  If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there.  If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, [...]

10 Reasons why failure was the best thing to happen to me

10 Reasons Why Failure Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me  https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I am known as a deep thinking type of person.   At times, I think too much or I over think things.  I will even think my way through what should have been a good nights sleep.    It is a curse [...]

Are you wondering why you went back to him?

Why Did I Go Back To Him?? https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe you ask it a lot. Maybe you feel angry for going back.  Again. He promised change, things will be different...when deep, DEEP DOWN you know that's not going to happen.  And yet, here you are again.  And another year [...]

Family Easter Traditions

Family Easter Traditions https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com Easter has been an important holiday for our family for many years.  The biblical meaning of Easter is much more profound and significant than just Easter egg decorating and hunting.  The true meaning reminds us to accept His gifts of love, forgiveness, grace and eternal life.  We gather together as a [...]

Breaking Down

Breaking Down https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I am not particularly proud to admit this but I had a bit of a breakdown this past weekend. It was the last weekend of Spring Break and I had the morning to the evening of every day planned out.   I was doing the breakfast dishes Friday morning and as I [...]