Appreciate the Unexpected- Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 7

appreciate the unexpected
An Unexpected Journey reveals new places, faces, and a deeper appreciation for each step. When we arrived in Charleston, it was a blistery, humid day- the first hot day on our summer trip to the South.  As we parked the car, my body was filled with anticipation and excitement for the day ahead. It had…

Trusting through Prayer- Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 6

Prayer is the answer to my darkest days. It has led me out of the deep valleys and guided me to new beginnings.  I sat in the middle of the floor, and my whole body went limp. Tears poured down my face like the rapid rain of a severe storm. They were falling so quickly…

One Word 2024- Patience

Patience is “the ability to wait a long time without becoming annoyed or upset.” Since 2017, when I received my Master’s degree, my life has been in transformation, from countless job interviews that resulted in utter disappointment to realizing that maybe I am right where God needs me to be. In 2021, I lost my…

Things I wish my Younger Self Knew- Lesson 4

Things I wish my Younger Self Knew- Lesson 4
Reflecting on life, I realize that certain people came into my life just at the most reasonable times to guide me in that stage. Mentors and marigolds exist all around us. Embarking on my teaching career It was a warm summer day when I pulled up to the quaint little school that would be the…

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 3

Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew- Lesson 3
Life lessons create the wisdom we carry into our later years. The wisdom that can be shared with our younger generations. Learning God’s Plan I placed his large hand in mine as I sat beside the bed. He looked different from the strong father who spent years protecting and loving me. I could feel the…

Trust in the Storm- Driving through Life’s Downpours

Trust in the Storm- Driving through Life’s Downpours
What do you do when you encounter life’s storms? What if you trust while in the storm instead of being ridden with anxiety and fear? We knew the imminent rain was near as we saw the black clouds approaching. Within minutes, the sprinkles of raindrops turned into giant pellets, hitting the windshield with such force…

Learning to Love Yourself through God’s grace

You are God's masterpiece and through His grace, you will start to tell your story
What is the definition of self-image? According to the Random House dictionary, self-image means “the idea, concept or mental image one has of oneself.” Self-image Battle  The swords have been fighting this battle of a negative self-image for countless years. Many times words to my husband were, “I am fat; my legs are too big.…

Trust that Better Days are Ahead

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When life does not go as we planned, disappointment may set in. The road ahead may be rough, but you must trust the journey and believe you will triumph. Behind the Smile Sometimes what we see on the outside doesn’t always reflect what is on the inside. Hidden behind the smile may be a touch…

Your Grieving Heart

grieving heart
Grief is so unpredictable. Since losing my dad, I never know what to expect from one moment to the next. My dad was a solid foundation in my life and someone I knew I could rely on. So there are days when I wish to speak to him, but I have to talk to him…

In awe of God’s Plan

For I know the plans I have for you.
Sometimes your plan is not God’s plan for your life.  About five years ago, when I finished my Master’s degree, I thought I would become a School Administrator. I began walking in that direction and applying for jobs within my district and surrounding districts. Interview after interview produced no new outcome. Countless interviews ended in…
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