I am a Certified Lifestyle Coach with Trim Healthy Mama- and help moms focus on their health and they health of their families! I help moms tackle overwhelm and encourage them to start loving their life again! I'm Momma to 6, Grandma to 1, and wife to my favorite police officer for over 23 years ;) Together we live life and share the good the bad and the ugly with God as our compass :)

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    Coincidence?

    Last week, I posted on this blog about suffering, and shared that I felt that the words came directly from the Holy Spirit Himself.  I have always been amazed at the way He works in my life.  The Lord truly does goes before us, it is up to us to recognize it.   I’ve written previously about my relationship with my mother, or lack of relationship, most of it residing on my previous blog.  I’ll summarize here; my mother and I have had a difficult relationship for years.  She is an alcoholic, and has been in a relationship with an abusive man who threatened me with and my older boys with…

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    What Do We Do With Suffering?

    I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m writing a book.  I have to admit, when I started writing this book (which is a short devotional), I expected it to go very quickly and be very easy.  Ha Ha Ha!!!!  I now have an enormous amount of respect for authors that wasn’t there before!  This is hard, tedious work!  It’s not relaxing, and kind of stressful!  But, it’s also beautiful, and when I really slow down and let the Holy Spirit write the book instead of me, I get pages like this one below….. “Then He said to her, “Daughter, your faith [your personal trust and confidence in Me] has restored…

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    Instead of New Years Resolutions…

    Well, here we are in January, and we are faced with over 350 possibilities of growth, and experiences to be held in 2019!  I don’t know about you, but the prospect of a new year sort of makes me giddy! For some, the prospect of a new year brings a list of resolutions, a bump in activity to try to fulfill those resolutions, and growing anxiety as this list becomes a reminder of what they haven’t been able to accomplish.  I spent many years writing out my resolutions, and many different techniques of doing so.  Some years, I simply made a list.  Other years, I categorized the list. Each year,…

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    Hello Stranger

    I saw this on Facebook the other day and it spoke to me.  I mean, I’m in the middle of Christmas shopping the week before Christmas, and it’s getting real, y’all. I went into full on freak out yesterday morning when I realized I am not, in fact, almost done, because “Santa” hasn’t even shopped yet! (Can you see the face palm happening?) For several years, I’ve been very intentional about not getting to this place in the season with this level of anxiety.  I plan out my shopping, and start early.  But this year we had new floor installed in our house the week after Thanksgiving.  Let me give…