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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]