Bringing new life & love to your old pieces.

Abandoned

Abandoned in such a way, that I only care to look more like Christ.   This last year has been a tremendous reckoning or wrecking of "me"... I have walked through many trials is this crazy lifetime. But none so physically debilitating that absolute abandoning to what the Lord has, complete loss of control, and absolute faith and trust that His … [Read more...]

Don’t Go to Bed Angry {a book review}

What I Read Wednesday {Enter for a chance to win a copy here.} So many of us, regardless of age or faith, have fallen in love with the fairy tale version of marriage.  We put so much weight on "the day" with little regard to "the life" of happily ever after. We fall in love in February with all things love, red, and pink. The movies that give … [Read more...]

One Small Step of Faith

So many times, I think we get stuck waiting for an orchestra and symphony to sound these great bells and chimes to let us know it's Time ... So many times, I think we get stuck waiting for someone else to validate what we already know God has placed in our hearts ... So many times, I think we get stuck because we want to believe we are in … [Read more...]

Unreasonable Hope

I had the privilege of receiving an advance copy of this new book by Pastor Chad Veach  "Unreasonable Hope" I knew the moment I learned about his story and sweet Georgia, that I would connect on many levels. The day it arrived I was so excited to open it and dive in... and then my heart didn't quite feel the same. The book is raw and … [Read more...]

For Your Approval

Honesty, Integrity, Authentic, Accountability Just a few things that frame the way I am the way I am.   For Your Approval, not so much. Which has others seeing me as unashamed, bold, intimidating, fearless, and blunt. I'm sure if I tried to recall more I could, but those are a few I immediately can hear and see the faces who spoke … [Read more...]

No Weapon Formed Against You

Tonight was an amazing night spent with thousands of women in the DFW area at Awaken.  It was at a beautiful and gracious church in Dallas.  And the atmosphere was completely different than any "event" I had been to.  I went hoping for a night filled with worship and a Word from God.  I truly felt the presence of Jesus all around. In the smiles and … [Read more...]

World Down Syndrome Day 2016

My Love and Life.... This sweet beautiful girl... She so much like every other typical 6 year old.  She has pretty almond eyes full of wander and curiosity.  She is a friend and a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a kindergarten, a sister, and she has down syndrome.  But she is anything but "downs"... She is happy, but not because of her extra … [Read more...]

When We Know…

Yesterday was quite simply just amazing. Seeing prayers answered in ways I hadn't in my little simple mind, been able to imagine. But Yesterday, it all came together multiple ways, multiple times. Like a big knock in the head from God himself- "Hello Girly, It's really Me." I laugh when I think of all the things I 'know" with … [Read more...]

Things Look Different Than I Planned…

I remember agencies closing and praying to find the right one.  I remember having a room all set up even though the wait could be two or more years. I remember having to take pictures to send with our dossier.  I remember walking past that room and gazing.  I remember every painful step that led to us having to stop and change directions.  I can … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Fireplace Makeover

This week it is all about fun and easy projects.  Letting small projects have a big impact in the big picture.  So yesterday, I shared a smart solution to hiding unsightly plumbing. Today I am sharing our Farmhouse Fireplace Makeover. I want to start by letting you know that our house has 4 fireplaces.  The original house had 4.  The four we … [Read more...]