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 [...]

%@#$, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Patiently, I await.

Alone.  Lonely.  Lonesome.  Loneliness.  Solitude.  Isolated.  Forsaken.  Abandoned.  Unloved.  Unwanted. Once in your shoes.  Single motherhood and loneliness go hand in hand. Full of insecurities and doubt, attracting the wrong men.  Lies.  All lies.  Lies I believed about myself.  Lies I believed from the wrong kind of men. Spiritual warfare within my mind.  My soul. [...]

10 Steps to Make You Ready for Your Soul Mate

10 Steps To Get You Ready For Your Soul Mate https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com 10 Steps to Make You Ready for Your Soul Mate Pray. Ask others to pray with you and for you. Are you asking God to bring you a man or a better man but not truly believing (by your actions and self talk) that [...]