• Faith,  Family,  Personal Development

    Still Trying to Figure Out

    That Was Yesterday -Leon Bridges Yesterday I had nothing Didn’t know whether I’d amount to something I had holes in my shoes and in my clothes Only yesterday I was just a boy living amongst children Not really a toy that I could play with I would pretend that anything could happen That was yesterday No matter how far I come Still know where I’m from, oh Never let it slip away Still tryin’ to figure out What the game is all about, oh So I take it day by day by day Yesterday no one was listening Today is gonna be different You couldn’t hear my voice under the…

  • Faith

    Need You More

    In the past, I’ve done a weekly post about how a particular song spoke to me. Music has a way of ministering to me like nothing else. It has a way of bringing me into a state of worship that I don’t find in any other way. I hope you will be touched by this edition. If you find yourself in a place where you need Him more- please reach out for prayer in the Sisterhood. Need You More, By For King and Country [Verse 1] In the blink of an eye Life flashed Right in front of my eyes Mmm Never knew that the fear Could cripple my chest…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Hit the Reset Button!

    You know what I like about the calendar? It gives us blocks of time where we can decidedly reset our goals. There are many opportunities, you just need to take one. April 1st is the beginning of the 2nd Quarter of 2019. You may have read that statement and immediately panicked. That’s ok. Take a deep breath! via GIPHY It’s time to take a minute and evaluate where we are with our goals. I know for me, the biggest obstacle I create for myself is Perfection Paralysis. Perfection Paralysis is when you are so focused on getting it right, or perfect, that you never start. Any hands raised out there?…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    What’s New, Pussycat?

    Well! It’s been a minute since I’ve been writing, but I have reasons and excuses for that! 😉 The first excuse is that it’s Spring Semester, and as a teacher, that means a lot of boxes to check, and also the just regular exhaustion of getting through the year…. But the most important reason for my absence is that I’ve been working on something new!!! Before you ask, yes, I’m still a Mama Mentor with Mom Mastery University, and still believe deeply in empowering women through that program 🙂 But, I now have an additional item on my belt of skills that I’m excited to share with y’all! I’ve spent…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    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…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    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…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    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,…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    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…