Saturday, October 17, 2015

day 16 [a time to listen]

Autumn 2011 032

"The LORD your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by His love;
He will exalt over you with loud singing."
Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV)

Sometimes, it's better not to be the one with all the words...to continue reading this blog post, please visit my new website by clicking here.

I pray you are having a wonderfully blessed weekend!

Keep pressing into God's love for you and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

In His grace,

Thursday, October 15, 2015

day 15 [i am 1 in 4]

Stone House at Wildwood

Today, women around the world are standing together to not only represent the 1 in 4 statistic, but also to remember the precious babies we have lost. The month of October, in particular today, the 15th, has been chosen to bring awareness of this tragedy and the loss so many women (and their loved ones) suffer.

For those who aren't a part of this devastated, but strong sisterhood, the sad reality is that 1 in 4 women are personally affected a miscarriage, pregnancy loss, or stillbirth. Pretty staggering, isn't it?

If it's so common, why don't we hear more about it?

To continue reading, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

If you are 1 in 4, may your heart be comforted in your loss. Please know you are not alone.

Keep pressing into healing and KEEP LIVING A BLESS LIFE!

With hope,

day 14 [on becoming: ages & stages]

Summer at Lake Louise

45. Not quite sure how I got here, but, here I am. (Well, I've been here since April, but no need to count months anymore. Ha.)

They say this is the prime age for having a mid-life crisis. The age when (apparently) the reality hits us our lives on this planet are half over (that is, if we actually survive to the age of 90.)

Wait, are mid-life crises only for men?!? (She asks, searching the recesses of her tired brain.)

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Anyhow, yesterday I was thinking about the different ages and stages we all go through. It's interesting recognizing where I am at now in comparison to my kids. Especially my two teenagers...to continue reading this post, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you, and your time.

Keep pressing into who you are becoming and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

God is good,

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

day 13 [pursuing quiet]

Policeman's Creek Bridge View

"...I have calmed and quieted my soul..."
David (Shepherd, King, Author, Man after God's own heart)
Psalm 131:2a (ESV)

It's 11:09, in the morning, and I'm still in my cozy pj's. Listening to Farther Along by Josh Garrels (love!) and sipping an (almost) perfectly blended brew of Bulletproof Coffee. Enjoying the scent of my Cinnamon Streusel candle burning next to me.

Blissful.

Sara is sitting next to me working on her science project.

Liam just finished 30 minutes on the treadmill...to continue reading, please visit my new website by clicking here.

Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to staying in touch with you.

Keep pursuing quiet and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

Soaking in His peace,

day 12 [the curse of the blank page]

Idaho Clouds


I was so close to skipping my writing tonight. Pretty sure another day wouldn't be missed...at least by those following along. But, I'm starting to get in the groove of writing on a daily basis.

Skipping another day feels like not brushing my teeth. And, since I'm in the habit of brushing my teeth at least 5 times a day...well, it just felt wrong.

Why, yes, I did just compare not getting my late night rambling thoughts published to going to bed with fuzzy teeth ('furry'?!?) Bear with me, it's two minutes to midnight...to continue reading this post, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

Praying your day is off to a great start.

Keep showing up and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

Thankful for grace,

Monday, October 12, 2015

day 11 [grace upon grace]

Foggy Sea

"For from His fullness, 
we have all received grace upon grace."
John 1:16 (ESV)

It's 11:21 pm, on Monday night. It's been a long day. A full day. A challenging day. And, a blessed day.

I'm feeling grateful tonight. For God's grace and goodness. There are some days when hope is hard to find. Where life feels beyond overwhelming. Almost too much.

...to continue reading this post, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

Keep pressing into GRACE and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

In His love & grace,

Photo Credit: Amy Jo Ivey / Foggy Seas / Rockaway, Oregon / June 4, 2015

day 10 [late night talks]

Stormy Idaho

So, just in case anyone noticed, I'm a day behind in writing. (Sorry!)

I was planning on processing some BIG and little thoughts in two posts tonight...BUT, well, my oldest daughter wanted to talk tonight. So...those thoughts will have to wait. Now I'm processing different BIG and little thoughts.

Chels is 17 (and a 1/2!) She's finishing off her final year in high school...to continue reading this post, please visit me at my new website by clicking here.

I hope your week is starting off well!

Keep pressing into the hard stuff and KEEP LIVING A BLESSED LIFE!

With joy and love,