Faith, Motherhood, My Journey, Uncategorized

Why are we afraid to believe big?

The question, why are we afraid to believe big? has been a recurring theme in my life for a while now. I’m convinced that our stories of Kate’s pregnancy (it took four years of trying plus, well, an entire lifetime of wanting a daughter), her sweet gender reveal and her blessed arrival were orchestrated by God to inspire people to believe again…

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Expand Your Influence, Faith, My Journey

What was standing in my way

The story of what was standing in my way is not a sweet, flowery one. Be forewarned. What was standing in my way was a question that came to my mind on the night my miscarriage began in 2008. I’d had a nightmare and the fitful, fearful, nauseated night that followed would become a major turning point for me. I…

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Faith, Motherhood, My Journey

Borrowed hope

The running theme throughout the four-plus years we tried to get pregnant was “keep your hopes up.” You can read about it here. It would’ve been so easy to get discouraged and there were times we considered giving up. There were people surrounding us, however, that had plenty of hope to spare and believed we’d get our baby. That’s when…

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Expand Your Influence, Faith, My Journey

Embracing the messy-beautiful

{First published on Facebook on February 10th, 2015} Allow me to get soulful for a moment? The messy-beautiful, have you heard of it? It’s similar to wabi sabi. It’s living with an open hand, accepting the good and the ugly, knowing you can’t close your hand without closing out the good stuff, too. It’s enjoying the moments and embracing imperfection,…

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Faith

Do you rely on God?

I’m a “get ‘er done,” self-reliant, go-getter type who’d rather suffer than ask for help but I had to ask myself… do you rely on God? {written in 2013 and first published on CentralAZ.com} THE STORY I caught myself doing it again. Being a self-employed entrepreneur type, I send out my invoices at the end of each month and wait…

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