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Sunday Inspiration

Sunday Inspiration

Most of you know, I lost my Mom in 2009 to gastric cancer. I miss her terribly but I was telling my Dad that spring is especially hard. Mom loved spring and she would have a million projects planned around the house for her and Dad to accomplish. She loved planting flowers and watching everything bloom around their yard. I think I miss her … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration-Don’t Grow Weary

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Over the last several weeks, I've been doing a Bible study called, Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This week has probably been my favorite week. We've been talking about how our actions reveal what we believe about God. Basically, talk is cheap. We can claim to believe in Christ but if we aren't putting our belief into action, what are we … [Read more...]

See You In A Little While

See You In A Little While

Since the beginning of the year, it seems I have attended funeral after funeral. My heart breaks for the families because I know the feeling of loss they are experiencing. The pain is almost more than you can bear. Many of you know, I lost my Mom to cancer in 2009. Although I may not mention it as much, there's not a day that goes by that I … [Read more...]

Four Years Ago Today

Four Years Ago Today

Four years ago today, I woke up after a very difficult night. Mom had passed away around 1:30 in the morning. I did NOT want to get out of bed. I didn't want to face the day. The pain was more than I could bear. Three short months earlier we were in Charleston, South Carolina on vacation with Mom and Dad. Mom wasn't feeling well and was being … [Read more...]

Why A Cell Phone Made Me Cry

Why A Cell Phone Made Me Cry

Many of you who have read my blog for a while now, know that my Mom passed away from gastric cancer in 2009. It was one of the most difficult seasons of my life. You might also know that I've recently been painting my dining room hutch. As I was painting, I decided to clean out the drawers. One of them is a "catch all" for things I'm not sure … [Read more...]

{Day 21} Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

Day 21 Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

The first Sunday of October I shared about passing on our faith. Last Sunday, we realized that life is short and today I want to share with you what my Mom taught me about looking for blessings. Psalm 67:1-2 says, May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us.  My Mom looked for ways God was blessing her even in the … [Read more...]

{Day 14} Beauty For the Heart-Life is Short

{Day 14} Beauty for the Heart~Life is short

Last Sunday I shared how important it is to pass the baton of faith to those around us. My Mom (who passed away on September 22, 2009) certainly passed the baton of faith to me. Today I want to share one of the things my Mom taught me while going through her cancer~~ 2 Cor. 4:16-18 says, Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we … [Read more...]

Simply Sunday-Beauty Tips

Simply Sunday-Beauty Tips

Happy Sunday Friends! I love sharing fashion and beauty tips but if you've been following my blog for very long you also know, I love to share tips on inner beauty. My sister and I were talking about an upcoming speaking engagement I have and I told her I wanted to share inner beauty tips. She reminded me of this poem. Traci had found it on one … [Read more...]

A Special Day!

A Special Day!

Today is a special day around here, because Colt Allen is turning one! We've been planning his party for weeks and we can't wait to celebrate. The decorations are up, the presents are wrapped, and the cake is made. Colt Allen has been such a blessing! He was born two years after my Mom passed away and I needed this little baby boy. I … [Read more...]

When Healing Doesn’t Come

When Healing Doesn't Come

After my Mom passed away in 2009 we divided up her many Bibles that she used. Mom wrote in her Bibles and many times as I read what she's written I imagine the hours she spent reading and studying God's word. One thing Mom has written over and over in her Bibles is this prayer. Heal Jonathan! Jonathan is my nephew (my sister's oldest son). But … [Read more...]

Life Is A Gift!

Life Is a Gift

Today I'm looking back at the last few weeks and I'm reminded that life is a gift. James 1:17 says, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Many of you reading my blog know that I lost my Mom in 2009. One of the things that Mom's death taught me is … [Read more...]

Simply Sunday~Live the Best Life You Can

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I love Sundays. Actually, I need Sundays. I need a day set aside to worship. Oh I know I can worship anywhere and anytime. But there's something about corporate worship, surrounded by fellow believers. We come together as redeemed sinners, each with our own heartache, our own joys, our own problems and we fall before a Holy God and we … [Read more...]

Favorite “Pin” Friday

Happy Friday Friends! The weather is gorgeous here and I'm looking forward to spending some time outside. It's starting to feel like summer and I love it! Since we're talking about summer I thought I'd share two cute summer outfits.   Source: outfitsbystacygustin.blogspot.com via Cyndi on Pinterest   Here's what I … [Read more...]

Simply Sunday~When It’s All Been Said and Done

A dear friend of mine lost her father yesterday. My heart broke as I talked with her because I know the pain of losing someone you love. I was blessed to have a Mom who loved Jesus with all of her heart. Mom left this earth on September 22, 2009 and yet her legacy remains. Dictionary.com defines legacy, … [Read more...]

Why I Want To Follow My Dreams

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Good morning! Well, it's been a wild weekend here in Kentucky. On Friday the temperature was in the 70s and we had thunderstorms and tornadoes. Today I'm waking up to several inches of snow! One thing about living in Kentucky, if you don't like the weather one day, stick around, because it will change. Yesterday was a special day for … [Read more...]

This Is Why I Blog!

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Good morning!! Let me just say that you all are absolutely precious! I feel we need a group hug! :-) I am blown away by all your comments on my Readers Survey (what? you haven't taken it, click here!). You all made me laugh and cry! I'm so glad that you are enjoying my fashion posts but that you also feel Jesus still shines through on my blog. I … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas

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Hey friends! Thank you all so much for entering my DaySpring giveaway. I used the And the Winner Is to generate my winner (I'm so glad I don't have to pick the winner myself!) Congratulations Janice!!! WooHoo!!!! Your Winner(confirmed) Author: Janice Comment: permalink I'll be in touch with you very soon!   Today is our … [Read more...]

It’s Hot Chocolate Time!

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Happy Friday! Here in the Bluegrass State we're suppose to have a pretty chilly weekend. That got me thinking about some of this........Hot Chocolate! {Photo Credit} It also made me think of my Mom. Several years ago she gave me her recipe for a low calorie hot chocolate. Mom often used weight watchers when she wanted … [Read more...]

Encouraging Words Wednesday and A Link Up

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The last few weeks have been pretty crazy around here. Colt Allen along with his mommy have kept me busy! Of course I have loved it, but I have to admit I'm worn out. Yesterday morning I woke up early to try and get started on my to do list for the day. I had several things I needed wanted to get done. Around 7:30 a.m. my cell … [Read more...]