Joyful Sorrow

If you take a look at my last few blog posts, you’ll notice that they are product reviews, and the most recent heartfelt post was from March 2019. It was about my experience with the loss of my Mom. I told myself that I wasn’t going to let anything keep me from writing because Mom wouldn’t want me to stop.

But, I stopped. Continue reading

Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters Book Review

As I write this, my heart hurts. My heart hurts for the daughters that did not get the chance to reconcile with their Mamas before it was too late. My heart hurts for the daughters that maybe said something they wish they could take back or wish they could have said anything. Continue reading

An Almost Unspoken Conversation

As some may already know, my sweet Mama went to be with the Lord at the end of February, and I will be honest in saying that I am not okay. I have good days still, but I have been turning to prayer or engaging into something uplifting for others as a way to cope. I do not know how long I will feel this way, but I do know that as time goes by, it becomes easier even in the midst of missing Mama. Continue reading

Blessed yet Bitter

Always, God shows us the root of our issues in our hearts, and one of the few things that He has shown me that needs changing is my bitterness. If you personally know me, I tend to conceal my bitterness even though I genuinely encourage others. But, if you don’t know me, then I am just some gal sharing a struggle on a public blog and social media. Continue reading

Unpacking Apples and Lemons

We finally moved into our first, new home from an Army move. To avoid complaining, I’ll just say that we are dealing with the after effects from the move and how unprofessional the move was compared to our past experiences. I had the weirdest feeling about how the move was going to go when I realized I could not find my fresh apples, lemons, and birth control pills. Continue reading

God’s Parenting Affirmation

It is a known fact among to us moms that raising tiny humans is a blessed challenge in itself. We try not to, but we seek affirmation from others (especially social media) to know if we are a “good mama” to our children. Continue reading

Leave it at the Cross

Have you ever wanted to be free, yet it seemed difficult to release the burdens or strongholds that were holding you captive? And, yet, you know that Jesus died on the Cross for our sins, our sicknesses, and our burdens. No matter how much you pray, repent, or forgive, it seems like an endless cycle that tires you, weakens you, and burdens you.  Continue reading

Tribal Identity, part one

Every season brings or removes individuals from our lives as we further into our journey towards spiritual growth. Yet, as these changes occur, God reveals the much-needed fruit of the Spirit He offers freely to us. As He conducts these changes, our tribal identity becomes created by learning our God given identity, accepting the tribe God wants for us, and seeing God’s character through our seasons. Continue reading