Monday, April 23, 2018


Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2365. A weekend with my husband, just the two of us.

2366. My kids having a safe trip with their youth group to a Fine Arts Festival.

2367. My kids doing so well at their God given gifts at the Fine Arts Festival.

. Sunday lunch with my people.

2369. Studying on how to be fearless.

Share something you are praising God. I would love to rejoice with you.


Fear. It has been at my side for many years of my life. Sometimes it's my silent companion. Sometimes it screams so loud I can't hear myself think. As a child, I struggled sleeping because of fear caused by a story going around the playground. As a wife I feared harm had come to my husband every time he was late. As a mother I feared harm coming to my kids in the night and my kids falling off the balcony at hotels. After being smack dab in the middle of a tornado, I feared every storm that raged outside my door.

I want to be fearless, yet fear followed me everywhere I went. I would pray and beg God to give me a sense of peace. The peace didn't always come instantly. In her new book Live Fearless, Sadie Robertson says, "If you're waiting for a sense of peace to come so you can deal with your fear, you could be waiting a long time. If you will be brave and march straight into that fearful situation having faith that God will bring you through it, that's probably where you'll find the peace you're looking for."

We just need to push on. I fear balconies with kids on them. Instead of being afraid or avoiding them, I put rules on them. Rules like no kids on the balcony without an adult, no pushing chairs to the edge of the balcony, and no leaning over the balcony. Instead of being afraid when my husband doesn't walk through the door at the time I expect, I pray that he is safe and trust God to keep him. Sadie tells us, "The key ingredient to overcoming fear is not just speaking to it, it's speaking to it in Jesus name." I speak to the fear in Jesus name and trust God.

Sadie also tells us what to do when we get that first hint of fear. She says, "When a scary thought first works its way into your brain, you have a choice. You can camp out on that thought in your mind, or you can deal with it right away to keep it from becoming bigger and scarier than it already is."

If you or someone you love struggles with fear, Live Fearless is a must read. Sadie walks you through how to live fearless by sharing her own experiences, how she has overcome fear, and Scripture to use in times of fear. To purchase Live Fearless, click HERE or the image below.

To enter to win a copy of Live Fearless, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

*Disclosure: I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion. Links on this page may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this ministry by using the affiliate links.

Monday, April 16, 2018


Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2360. A couple days of beautiful weather, before winter returned.

2361. My husband making me a display for my essential oils.

2362. Seeing I Can Only Imagine and having dinner with friends.

. Sleeping in on Saturday.

2364. The reminder, from my ladies Bible study and jewelry, that I was made by God.

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We need to remember that we were made by God, on purpose, for a purpose. To help us remember this important truth, I have partnered with Dawn Pelletteri from Designed for More Jewelry to bring you a beautiful giveaway!

Dawn says, "The idea for my jewelry line 'Designed For More-Made By God' came from my booklet 'Designed For More: Design the life you were meant to live.' My passion is to create an awareness in girls and women that God designed them for more. The jewelry line was created to inspire and motivate each girl/woman who purchases a necklace, bracelet or key chain that - you are 'unique' and one-of-a-kind, you are not a copy or a duplicate of someone else. You are God's Masterpiece and are Designed For More!"

Dawn creates beautiful necklaces, bracelets and key chains with the message "Made by God." These bracelets say Designed for More and Made by God. They are adjustable from 7-8.5 inches.You can get red, blue, or clear beads. The bracelets are beautiful! Perfect to give your tee shirt and jeans and dressier look, yet still perfect for your Sunday best.

Each bracelet comes boxed with a Daily Affirmation. This affirmation will remind you each day that you are special and extraordinary, not average, custom made, one of a kind, and tells you to hold your head high knowing you are a daughter of the King, God's masterpiece, and designed for more.

To shop the Designed for More shop, click HERE.

Dawn has given me three beautiful necklaces to giveaway to three blessed ladies. To enter to win, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

**To enter to win a necklace from Designed for More, head over to Woman to Woman HERE.

Monday, April 9, 2018


Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2359. Watching my son play baseball.

2360. My daughter coming home for a weekend visit.

2361. My husband missing an entire night of sleep to help my daughter with car issues.

2362. My dad changing his plans for the day to help my daughter with the car issues.

2363. Starting a new study with my Bible study ladies. We are doing Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild and I am loving it.

Share something you are praising God. I would love to rejoice with you.


"We are all prone to wander away from the things that really matter. Sometimes, we just need a little encouragement, a breath of inspiration, a quick reminder of THE Truth, our identity, and our purpose." There is so much truth to that statement. We all tend to wander from time to time. Even of our words and actions do not wander, our thoughts often do. Prone to Wander is a precious company that helps bring those little bits of encouragement and inspiration and help us to focus on Truth.

Prone to Wander has beautiful phone cases, prints, and more that you will love. My daughter and I use their cases on our phones and love them. Your phone is something you always have on you which makes it a great place to have an inspirational message. Their phone cases are good quality to protect your phone while adding beauty and inspiration.

To enter to win a set of three phone cases from Prone to Wander, click HERE.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Many children learn best from hands on experiences. The creators of the Adventure Bibles for kids understand this and have a new book that kids are going to love!

The Adventure Bible: Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations incredible hands on activities that teach practical lessons to kids as well as give Biblical takeaways. Each activity gives step by step instructions and is easy to do. Your kids will love learning about identifying animal tracks, learning sign language, going geocaching, and so much more.

The activities are great to do when your kiddos have cabin fever and desperately need to get outside, or if you need indoor rainy day activities, or maybe you are a grandparent looking for activities to do with the grandkids.

Adventure Bible: Book of Daring Deeds and Epic Creations is available today! Pick up your copy and get your kids leaning great Biblical truths as they do fun activities.

*Disclosure: I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion. Links on this page may be affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this ministry by using the affiliate links.

Monday, April 2, 2018


Counting our blessings. #eucharisteo #thankfulness #thanksgiving #1000gifts #joydare

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

2355. The beating and death my Savior took for me.

2356. Knowing He isn't in the grave anymore but alive and preparing a home for His children.

2357. A beautiful Easter service at my church.

2358. Lunch and time spent with family.

2359. Ending the day early with my husband.

Share something you are praising God. I would love to rejoice with you.


Have you ever deeply wanted to belong? To find a place to truly call yours? We all have. We all want to feel like we belong somewhere to someone. Kate Motaung understands this longing. She faced it as the child of divorce, through losing her home, her mom's cancer battle, then losing her mom, living between two continents, and many other hardships, Kate just wanted to land in her place of belonging.

In her new book A Place to Land, Kate shares her story through hardships and finding her place. She says, "God took the tug of war that waged in my soul, the thick rope that spanned across the ocean, and yanked from both sides. He cut it clean through the middle, somewhere over the depths of the Atlantic. And He made me look up. To see that the greatest and strongest pull is neither east nor west, neither here nor there. It's the heavenward pull."

Kate Motaung, A Place to Land

If you struggle or have ever struggled with finding your place, A Place to Land is for you. Kate will encourage you through her own stories as you find your place in this world. Pick up your copy below.