Blessings

Today. Tomorrow. Gratitude & Goals.

I won’t try to sugar coat this. It’s hard to find joy right now, even an ounce. Some days it’s hard to break a smile. We spent four weeks keeping my beagle comfortable. She passed just last week and it was the worst day. Read about it here. Honestly, I’ve not experienced loss or grief of [...]

Gratitude and Goals (March + April)

I had grand plans for April 2016. I was sort of excited and looking forward to what I would accomplish and how I’d get there. But it didn’t happen. At least not how I thought it would. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad. I’m talking about those reasons your plans get pushed aside [...]

5 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

You know those weeks where you gotta put your big girl pants on? Well, it was one of those weeks for me. It seemed like every corner I turned, I was faced with being an adult. The decisions. The money. The logistics of being a single girl. The responsibility. This week it all piled on. But through [...]

Harsh Words

At the kitchen table I uttered the words, “I don’t trust you”, as though to draw a line in the sand asking God to cross it and show me otherwise. In my honest prayer I asked him to show me what it looks like to trust him when everything inside of me wants to take matters into my own hands. [...]

My 2015 Year End Review

Flipping through my ‘old school’ tattered calendar with scratches and penned in dates, I reflected on all the things I was able to do and be a part of this year. More than that, I realized how God has been at work in my life. What hit me as I wrote this, is that despite my grand plans [...]

A Poem of Thanksgiving

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.” {1 Chronicles 16:34, HCSB} A Time to Gather and Remember . . . ‘Tis the week for giving thanks. For turkey drizzled with cranberry sauce. For sweet potatoes covered with marshmallows. For pumpkin pie piled high [...]

Today I’m Thankful

It may sound cliché to you, but everyday in November I’m taking note of what I’m grateful for. I’m challenging those I know to do it too, and that means you! To intentionally live in gratitude makes me happy. There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person. —Joyce [...]

Let It Rain

Central Texas has been in a drought for years. So the pitter-patter of the wet stuff from the sky is welcome here. I love the rain, like a real steady rainfall. The drum beat of the raindrops cast a spell over me, totally putting me into a relaxed state. And I realize that rain is a complete gift. [...]

Living A Life By Divine Design

In a room with 100 people, I soaked in the words spoken by our ministry leaders who flew me and my colleagues half way across the country for a day of professional and personal development, my mind focused in on those words, divine design. As I read my notes the day after, I ponder. Oh how I drift [...]

Days of Pink

October ushers in many things that I love and one of those is breast cancer awareness month. It is said that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the horrific disease. One of my life’s greatest blessings was working as a volunteer for Susan G. Komen for six years. I had the honor of leading the PR [...]
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