Promises over Problems

Yesterday, I got a message from our receptionist about a woman who called several times that day trying to reach me in the office.   I didn't recognize her name.  Messages left by one another... and brief texts back and forth.  Who was this lady and why was she urgently trying to reach me? Finally [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Best Teenage Girl Birthday Party Idea…EVER!

https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I have been meaning to share this with all my moms for sometime now but after sharing the idea with a friend from church the other day and her loving the idea for her daughter, I knew I had to get this on my blog to share with everyone. Okay...so you have a pre-teen [...]

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 [...]

Supermom – Is She Real or Just a Myth?

Supermom - Is She Real or Just a Myth? https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I see her around town from time to time.  She's legendary!  I am quite certain you have seen her too.  She’s the mom you look at with envy.  Your jealousy takes over and you begin to think worst about yourself.  You are just not good [...]

Mealtime Struggles Part II – Saving in the Grocery Store

MEALTIME STRUGGLES Part II - Saving in the Grocery Store https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com Important details to remember about SHOPPING and SAVING in the grocery store: It has happened to me many, many times in my early days and I am certain you will be able to relate.  You run into the store for milk only and you [...]

The evolution of a misfit to a mom and wife…

There once was this girl.... She grew up with the lowest of low self esteem.  She feared people, especially those in any type of power.  With very few friends, she was shy, an extreme introvert who barely spoke but a few words.  She was bullied which increased the pain she felt inside.  Hurting herself allowed [...]