I have never been one to have a bunch of girlfriends. I like that about myself. I have literally a handful, like 5 whom I can count on and have for many different seasons of my life. I know a lot of people, but that’s different. Any who, as I’ve gotten older, I have realized … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 11: What about your friends?
I started nursing school when my oldest was 4 months old. She is 13 now. I was a 21 year old newlywed and wanted a career that helped people, nursing was perfect. Fast forward 4 years to 2 kids later, and I was working 12 hour night shifts at one of the most busy hospitals … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 10: Be present
This morning I had a “Mommy moment” as I like to call them. You know, that moment when everything stops and you focus on how your children are growing up quickly and you feel less than a stellar Mom? Yeah, that one. I was lacking confidence in myself. Now I’m sure every Mom has this feeling … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 9: Got GODfidence?
Disappointment. Denial. Anger. Sadness. Fear. Some of the things you may feel when you have a loss, or when something unpleasant happens to you. Although you may have not been able to put a label on it, you felt it. But possibly, like me, you didn’t want to acknowledge those feelings at the time. There … More 21 days of affirmation: Day 8-Feel it, all of it.
How many times have you gone through a situation and all you could focus on was how uncomfortable it was? Job loss, a break-up, financial trouble… whatever your “it” was, I’m sure that it was not what you would have wanted. But my question is: What did you learn? God gives us free will to … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 7: Learn
Today I was driving to work and a song came on that was very familiar, “I trust you” by James Fortune. I immediately remembered the times that I played that song over and over and over again as to remind me that I was trusting God during my hard times. About 3 years ago, I … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 6: Be patient.
When women have been hurt, we tend to put up a fence around our hearts. We can definitely confuse guarding our hearts with “no-one-will-ever-hurt-me-again-so-I-won’t-even-allow-someone-the-opportunity-to-love-me”. I’ve done it. Unknowingly, I’m sure we all have at some point. I think all people, women and men alike should be cautious when opening ourselves up, but here’s the part … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 5: Let love in.
How many of us have pretended to be somewhere emotionally that we really aren’t? That heart break, that divorce, that loss that we have replied to, “I’m ok” when asked. This post goes along with my last post, in order to open up, you must first be honest with yourself before you can be honest … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 4: Be honest about where you are.
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a women’s class at my church. After the lesson was completed we had time for an open discussion with the few other women at our table. Surprisingly, when the time came.. No one said anything. It was silent. I am a leader by nature, but I wanted … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 3: Open up
As women, sometimes we have a hard time coming to grips of what has happened in the past. Things may not have worked out as we thought that they would and that may cause a bad outlook on the future. We must learn to accept what was, what is now, and what is to come! … More 21 days of affirmation-Day 2: Accept