%@#$, 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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Seek Me

Seek Me https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com We rescued a tiny Chihuahua about six years ago and named her Madigan.  She was an older dog and her spirit had been broken beyond comprehension.  Her entire life confined to a crate, locked away with a sole purpose of having pups for her owners to profit from.   The room was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]