%@#$, 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 [...]

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 Came Out Of Nowhere

  He came completely out of nowhere. There were no prior thoughts or stories of Him from a memory long ago.  Not a single memory verse to cling to.  There was no turning to Him in times of trouble.  No songs of worship or praising His name.  Never a bible to read from. But suddenly [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

A Time For Renewal

A Time For Renewal https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com We have had the strangest winter this year here in Texas....really all over the country!  But yesterday...yesterday was a little taste of what's to come.  It was a gorgeous day!  The weather was perfect.  Not too hot and not too cold.  The only thing messing with my head yesterday was [...]

Why YOU Matter

Why YOU Matter https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I found myself in a terrible funk yesterday which has carried through to today.   I am feeling such a heavy burden in my heart that I just needed to sit down and write. I fix my kids breakfast each morning while they are showering and getting ready for school and [...]

Mealtime Struggles Part I – How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help

Mealtime Struggles Part I - How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help  ( https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com ) So...there once was this girl who was not skilled at cooking, did not know how to save, use coupons or meal plan and as a result the grocery budget just never seemed to go far enough.  Can you relate? During [...]