Sunday Encouragement-Let’s Thrive!

Sunday Encouragement-Let's Thrive!

I love how God's word always speaks to me. I read this passage in Romans from the New Living Translation. It simply states what we need to be doing. I love this entire passage but specifically, "Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." Do you have something today that troubles you. Let me remind you, KEEP ON PRAYING!! We heard Casting … [Read more...]

Sunday Inspiration-The Beautiful Woman

Sunday Inspiration-The Beautiful Woman

Last night, I was honored to get to speak to a group of women about "What does a Beautiful Woman Look Like?" I used the passage of scripture from 1 Peter 3:3-4, Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with … [Read more...]

Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. I've made several changes over the last five years but one thing has remained consistent, I've always wanted to share my faith. I've often wondered if it looks like I think more about fashion & makeup than I do about my relationship with Christ. Is sharing a verse or a quote … [Read more...]

Breathing In Grace

Breathing in Grace

We've made it back from vacation and it's bitter sweet. I miss being so close to the beach but it's also good to be home. I always long to come back home. Even if that means coming back to some stress (we are still dealing with a very difficult situation), work, and of course housework, cooking etc. Oh fun! But today I need to be reminded of … [Read more...]

Give Me Jesus

Give Me Jesus

I shared this picture with you this week of Camille and Nicole heading off to school. Camille is from Paris, France and Nicole is from Caracas, Venezuela. They both live in big cities. Living with us is a huge transition for both of them. Today we are headed to church. Camille went last Sunday but this is Nicole's first Sunday. She has never … [Read more...]

Begin Your Day in God’s Word

Begin Your Day in God's Word

I didn't take this picture but saw it on facebook from Women Living Well. It reminded me of how I love to start my mornings. The last few days I feel like I've been bombarded with sad news. Friends that are suffering with cancer, marriages that are struggling and families dealing with serious problems. I never have all the answers, nor do I … [Read more...]

Simply Sunday-Think Happy Stuff

Simply Sunday-Think Happy Stuff

I found this coffee mug in the hospital gift shop (I've spent a lot of time in the hospital this week with my family members). It looked so cheery and springlike, I decided to get it. I also loved  what it said, "think happy stuff." It reminded me of my daughter when she was young, and I would tuck her in bed at night. She was always afraid she … [Read more...]

Simply Sunday

Simply Sunday

This is just what I needed to hear today. Thought you might need to hear it too! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Have a blessed Sunday! … [Read more...]

We Are Not Defined By Our Mistakes


source Somedays we need this written out for us! We are not defined by our mistakes or sins. Psalm 103: 8-12 says, The Lord is compassionate and merciful,     slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us,     nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins;     he does not deal … [Read more...]

Beauty For the Heart~Christmas Lights

Jesus is the light

Yesterday was warm we decided to put our christmas lights up outside. I laid them out and checked each strand to make sure they were working. Colt loved the christmas lights and I snapped a quick picture with my iphone. Jesus said of His people:   "You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people … [Read more...]

{Day 7} Beauty For the Heart~Passing On Our Faith

{Day 7} Beauty For the Heart/

Today is Sunday so instead of talking about outward beauty, I want to talk about inward beauty. Last week I shared with a group of bloggers the importance of passing on our faith. I used the example of my Mom, who passed away to gastric cancer in 2009, to share how important it is to leave a legacy of faith. We all leave a legacy but it’s … [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...]

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...]

How To Deal With The Colorado Tragedy

Colorado Trgedy

How could God allow this to happen?  It's a question that comes to mind immediately after a tragedy like the recent shooting in Colorado. It's hard to watch on television and imagine what the people in that movie theatre went through on Friday. Suddenly life changes for all of us. We question life, we begin to wonder if we're safe anywhere … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gifts With A Message


This week we're celebrating Mother's Day with gift ideas.  Monday I shared some home decor and Tuesday I shared some trendy handbags that any Mom would love. Today, I'm going to share gifts with a message. These are gifts that share scripture, which are probably the gifts my Mom loved the most. A devotional book would be a wonderful … [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. defines legacy, … [Read more...]

Radiant Cosmetics Winner!

Today I wanted to share the winner of the Radiant Cosmetics giveaway! Your Winner (confirmed) Author: Barbie Website: Comment: permalink Human Trafficking is something that is near to my heart. I love finding new companies that support bringing awareness and change. I think my favorite lipstick color would … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Your Heart

Source: via Cyndi on Pinterest   One of things I love about living in Kentucky is that we have all four seasons. Just when I’ve had enough of one season, a new season begins. Although we’ve had a fairly mild winter this year, I’m still ready for spring. As the weather begins to change and the sun … [Read more...]

High Five For Friday

Colt Allen

It's Friday! Do you love Friday's as much as I do? Today, I'm linking up with Lauren, From My Grey Desk, and sharing my top 5 things of the week. 1. This tree in my front yard. It shouts Spring! I have loved the gorgeous weather.   2. Waking up in the morning and reading God's word with my coffee in hand. 3. I … [Read more...]