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Perfect Faith in Perfect Love

As we wrote our annual goals (AKA gift to Jesus) this year and I pondered what I could do better or give up to be more like him, something heavy hit me. Hard. For years I have struggled to do what I need to do. I've written entire books while I've distracted myself from my… Continue reading Perfect Faith in Perfect Love

Change · Encouragement · Good Habits · Healthy Habits · Music · Patience · Shine Your Light

Happiness Through Music & Mental Highs

A happy mind is one that takes care of itself. It thinks thoughts that keep it safe. Those safe thoughts then create happy emotions that allow us to be our best, joy-filled selves. Mental highs are one of the M&M’s that help me take care of my mind. What IS a mental high? It’s when you… Continue reading Happiness Through Music & Mental Highs

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Miracle Music

Miracles. Happen. Every. Day. I was dealing with some major PTSD triggers at the pool last weekend. I wanted to go hide in the corner and cry. I thought about letting the kids play on their own while I watched from the side. I even considered just having us all pack up and head home… Continue reading Miracle Music

Encouragement · Faith · Family Activities · Music · Music Monday · Patience · Seeing The Good · Song

The Little Things

"In this great big world you might start to feel small,But don't regret it'Cause last I checked it'sThe little things that matter most of all." That's the chorus for the first song I'm recording for my upcoming album and it's been soooo good for me to remember. June was rough. 4 out of the 5… Continue reading The Little Things

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"Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Last month, I came across a COMMENT (Woot! Woot!) on my first dance workout video:I LOVE this video and the dance! It makes me smile. When I am back on my feet, I will be learning your dance! Thanks for sharing and congrats on losing + keeping off 70lbs! I was ecstatic!  It was so… Continue reading "Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Challenges · Children · Confidence Boost · Encouragement · Family Support · Feeling Beautiful · Fresh Start · Music · Patience · Seeing The Good · Shine Your Light · Song

Loving Me For Me Post-Mastectomy

I usually try to hide my tears from my kids.  And my breakdowns.  But not this time.  They knew I was having a REALLY rough day.  Sammy kept sitting next to me, holding my hand.  Michael stopped when he walked by to give me a gentle side hug.  Sophia was my gopher girl, filling my… Continue reading Loving Me For Me Post-Mastectomy

Answers to Prayers · Challenges · Daddy · Encouragement · Feeling Beautiful · Love · Miracles · Music · Seeing The Good

Making the Most of The Last Days of Summer…Through Music

For this week's #musicmonday I'm sharing a tender mercy I was blessed with at our last day at the local pool. I was having a woe-is-me moment as I saw everyone swimming and realized I couldn't get in the pool yet post-surgery, while also stressing about how I would look after my next surgery (it's hard not… Continue reading Making the Most of The Last Days of Summer…Through Music

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Connecting & Crying With Laura Ingalls Wilder

Yesterday I found a kindred spirit who also loved her bearded, Papa.  Someday I will write here daily and make entire posts out of the "aha moments" I scratch down on random slips of paper or my mental chalkboard.  But until then, it's when I make the time and for this, I AM making the… Continue reading Connecting & Crying With Laura Ingalls Wilder