• faith,  life

    Seven Things I did that Transformed my Thinking

    Before I share the seven things I did that completely transformed my thinking, I want to talk a little bit about what I was actually going through. I believe my testimony will resonate with many of you and my prayer is that it will inspire and encourage you to put these seven things into practice in your own life. So here goes! It wasn’t too long ago that I struggled with the thoughts I had about my life, my purpose and my future.  I was a Christian madly in love with Jesus, faithful to church and every prayer meeting, and I was struggling—and I mean struggling! After giving my life…

  • faith

    This is Joy.

    Watching the sunset as it paints cotton candy in the sky. Tasting the most delicious slice of freshly baked apple pie. Driving your very first vehicle. Hearing the sound of your child’s first laughter. Celebrating your birthday with someone who arrived as a special surprise. Experiencing God’s presence for the 100th time but it only gets sweeter. Reading a verse that excites the soul – every, single time. This is j o y. And God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17b) wants nothing more than for us to experience and walk in all the joys of life. Joy is to rejoice; to be glad; to…

  • marriage

    1st 365 Days of Marriage – Part 1

    If I were to have written this blog post before marrying my husband, I could say with absolute certainty that what I am about to tell you would have been so, so different. At that time, if I had put together a “what to expect” or a “what you will learn” article it may have been “factual” at best…but not true. It would not have been through the eyes of life experience. So, in honor of our first year of marriage, I am so excited to share my personal ten “lessons” learned, along with the growth I’ve experienced through each lesson. It will be split into two parts, and I…

  • faith

    Stay In Your Lane

    Have you ever attended a track meet or watched a track and field event on TV? As a track coach, I’ve both seen and participated in my fair share. You will have noticed the white lines neatly arranged on the track, white lines that create lanes. Each runner has their lane; a clear, demarcated strip of track in which they must stick to and not venture out of. If an Olympic sprinter were to take one step on either side of this line during their race they would then be disqualified. Sadly enough, this actually happened to the Canadian Men’s 4x100M relay team in the London 2012 Olympics. They had…