Attitude, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Our attitude. Our choice.

During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Our attitude. Our choice.

Jesus in Everyday Life

Mooooooommmm!!!! We were robbed!

Mooooooommmm!!!! We were robbed! Andrew’s words were hurled at me as he ran up the from hill from the lake, and they stopped me dead in my tracks. “What did you say?” Shocked by what he said and unable to ignore the tears running down his cheeks, I wanted to make sure I actually heard… Continue reading Mooooooommmm!!!! We were robbed!

This Week's Memory Verse

This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!

Our time on this planet is fleeting, but it MATTERS! Spring is here! Fruit trees are in full blossom. Flowers are bursting from the ground with their vivid colors. The lilacs are starting to open their heavily scented inflorescences. I. LOVE. IT! This is by far my favorite season. Regrowth. Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Bright, bold colors… Continue reading This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!

Follow Friday, Guest Post, Healing

Follow Friday: Misty Phillip, The Struggle is Real But So Is God

Another friend I want to reintroduce you to for Follow Friday is my precious sister, Misty Phillip. There are no words to express how thankful I am for this woman her love, or her prayers. Misty was one of several friends who were determined to pray me through my depression this winter as well as… Continue reading Follow Friday: Misty Phillip, The Struggle is Real But So Is God

Gen Z, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Mentor, Mothers, Mothers and Others, My Story, Surrender to Jesus

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

~ A Little Background ~ On the night of July 19, 64 AD, a year or two before Paul penned this letter from the cold, overcrowded, unsanitary dungeon of a Roman prison, Nero torched Rome. (Presumably to circumvent the Senate's restrictions to clear space for an extensive new palace.) For six day the fire raged,… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (6-10)

In Unmasked I peeled away the veneer I used to hide from my reality and invited you to see the unvarnished, unpolished me. Then in Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5), I started to share the mistakes I made, how my poor choices made SAD worse, and what's next. #1 and #2 are enough to send… Continue reading Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (6-10)

My 15 Minutes, My Story

Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

  I wasn’t which category to put this post in: “Life” or “My 15 Minutes.” True, it’s linked to my quiet time but it’s equally linked to my prayer journal and life where the first post, Unmasked, in this duo trio started. So I guess it’s both. Like Unmasked, this post is unfiltered, raw, and… Continue reading Unmasked: My 10 Mistakes (1-5)

Depression, My Story, When it hurts


I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve put anything out. For that I apologize. I hope this post will give insight as to why. I pray this and the second part of this post will will encourage you and lift you up as well. PSA-This post is a little raw and vulnerable. Not… Continue reading Unmasked

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Switchbacks

Switchbacks Lesson #1: Steadfast Endurance

In case you missed it: Here is the first post in this Series: Switchbacks: Let The Journey Begin Have you ever run on a treadmill? I heard that groan. Most people hate running on a treadmill because They feel like a hamster on a wheel They get bored They detest not going anywhere They abhor… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #1: Steadfast Endurance

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin

“I feel like I’ve been here before…” No, I wasn’t having an episode of deja-vu, I was hiking switchbacks. It was spring break 2019, and my family and I (sans Camron who was at Iowa State) were in Arizona doing one of our very favorite activities…exploring new territories. After months of frigid temperatures, feet upon… Continue reading Switchbacks: Let the Journey Begin