Welcome to my life

I hope that you enjoy reading about my life and things that go on in my world. I pray that my thoughts are encouraging and uplifting to you in some way. If I happen to have a day when things are not always so pleasant, please, I ask forgiveness ahead of time for being such a wet blanket. May God bless you richly.

Who am I?

I am a Christian woman trying to be the best I can be for the Lord. I am the wife of a wonderful Christian husband (Matt) of 20 years. I am the mother of five children. Three wonderfully sweet boys, Sean age 17, Joshua age 13, and Nathaniel age 4. On December 2, 2015 we adopted 16 twins Chris and Destiny. God and my family are the most important things in my life.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stuff Happens, Get Over It

Stuff happens. Life isn't fair. When life gives you lemons make lemonade. The bumpier the road, the more we appreciate the destination. 

Life happens.  We can't always control the way things go because most of life we are surrounded by people and people aren't perfect. Sometimes we can't choose what's going to happen. We can have a plan. Have in our minds the way we want things to happen. Then bam. Life. Maybe you're dating a bum of a boyfriend. Maybe you're married to an uninvolved, nonpresent kind of a man. Maybe worse. Maybe you didn't get to choose your parents and they didn't turn out too great. What if none of that matters now?

We have a choice. Every day we wake up and have a decision to make. Every bed has two sides and we have to decide which side we are getting up on. Are we going to wake up and live in the past. Let the past rule us and control our future. Or. Are we going to wake up and get through it. Move on. Leave the past where it belongs. Behind us. It's not going to be easy. There will be struggles. And we must keep pushing on. Powering through. 

God did not give us a spirit of timidity. He gave us a spirit of power, love and self-control(2 Timothy 1:7). Power to overcome, love to forgive those that have hurt us, and self-control so that we can strive to be the kind of person God wants us to be. 

Stuff happens. Let's let God help us get over it.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


People will always disappoint you because people are human. They are not perfect, they don't know everything and sometimes nothing at all. People will do things and say things based on what they believe even if those beliefs have no real basis. People will cling to how they are raised and not even try to come to their own conclusions based on their own research and study. And even then it's hard to change.

It's easier to cling. People do this because it's comfortable. People don't like taking chances, taking a leap and venturing out on faith. It's not safe. One could get hurt. One could offend someone. One could fail. One could disappoint. It's scary.

Living like Christ commanded is scary. So we have a choice. We can stay where we are. We can sit in the same pew week after week. Or we can take a chance with God. Let him take over. It's time to be in the passenger seat and let God lead us where he wants us to go...or stay. Sometimes staying can be uncomfortable. But it's in the discomfort that growth occurs.

My Book List

  • Notes From a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider
  • The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
  • The 7 Spiritual Habits That Will Change Your Life Forever by Adam Houge
  • Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God and Your Husband by Jennifer Smith
  • 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
  • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  • Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker
  • Ribbons of Steel: A Promise of Tomorrow Book 3 by Judith Pella
  • Ribbons of Steel: A Hope Beyond Book 2 by Judith Pella
  • Ribbons of Steel: Distant Dreams Book 1 by Judith Pella
  • Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
  • Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
  • Simple Secrets to a Beautiful Home by Emily Barnes
  • For Women Only by Shaunti Christine Feldhahn
  • Have a New Kid By Friday by Kevin Leman
  • The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make by Bill and Pam Farrel
  • Sheet Music by Kevin Leman
  • It Starts at Home by Kurt Bruner
  • Sacred Marriage
  • Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  • Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeker, M.D.
  • Dave Ramsey's financial Peace Revisited
  • Dave Ramsey's My Total Money Makeover
  • Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
  • For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
  • QBQ: The Question Behind the Question
  • Raising a Modern Day Joseph by Larry Fowler
  • Recreate by Ron Luce
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Five Love Langrages by Gary Chapman
  • The Power of Praying Through the Bible by Stormy Omartian