Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sleepless.... an introduction to "21 Days To Finding Purpose in Pain"

Are you suffering? In any way do you find yourself or a loved one dealing with pain? Well I am no specialist, and I certainly do not pretend to hold all of the answers but what I do know and what I learned for myself going through my own pain is that you must seek God for your comfort and healing, the true comfort and healing that goes right down to the spirit that dwells within you, the most important part of you.

But sometimes we need help doing that don't we? I know I do! Stacy over at Finding Purpose In The Pain has a new eBook "21 Days To Finding Purpose in Pain" coming out April 15, and let me tell you, it is AWESOME! Join me over at her space today to read about my experience reading her book. www.findingpurposeinthepain.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Learning Through Loneliness

Having friends for the sake of having friends isn't what was necessary. God revealed to me how important it was to make quality friendships, how important it is to be a quality friend.

Join me at Finding Purpose in the Pain to read the rest of this story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

When Your Pain Has A Purpose

We’ve all had it. Pain. Whether it is physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual. Whether it is manageable, or severe, a quick moment or long term, we’ve all experienced some form of pain to some extent or another.

Most of us would never chose to go through the pain, through the hard stuff. But God had a purpose for my pain, He has a purpose in all of us.

Join me over at Finding Purpose in the Pain to hear how God used my pain.

By His Grace alone,


Monday, September 24, 2012

Back, and better then ever!

Hi friends! So I realize it's been way to long since my last post, but I had to take a little bloggy break so that I could get all my health issue under control.

I'm sure if you've followed my blog in the past you would recall that I was having some health struggles, and after all sorts of tests and specialists appointments I finally have some answers as to what has been going on with my body! In my post here I wrote about some of the daily struggles I was having, life had gotten quite difficult, so I am very happy to report that I am doing much better now! As it turns out I have a neurological disorder that was causing seizures. I was having multiple seizures a day, (a lot of which were nocturnal) and I had NO idea! My "muscle spasms" weren't just regular muscle spasms, they were seizures... Thankfully after seeing a neurologist and having the right tests done they were able to correctly diagnose me and I was able to start on some medication.

Now I'm like a whole new women! I'm slowly getting my body, and my life back! It's been quite the journey! To any of you suffering with an unknown illness, and you feel like getting an answer is hopeless I just want to offer encouragement. I saw many doctors who had no idea what was wrong with me, and more or less gave up telling me to change my diet and exercise. Because of the way my symptoms were presenting, seeing a neurologist wasn't the first idea so there were many other specialists and emergency room visits before I had any answers. I can truly tell you that my relationship with God, and the support of my husband is what got me through such a difficult time. If you are suffering, remember to pray, pray, pray! Your relationship with God is SO valuable, He can truly get you through the darkest of times, like He did for me! I honestly don't know how I could have gotten through my days without my Saviour!

By His grace alone,


Friday, March 23, 2012

Guest Post, come visit!

Hi friends!

Do you want to know what changes I've made to help my days as a wife, mom, homemaker, and homeschooler all while dealing with chronic pain? Come join me over at Finding Purpose in the Pain, where I've told my story! See you there!

Dealing with Chronic pain during the daily grind - my post

Have a blessed weekend everyone!!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Finding MY sweet spot!

So... I have a birthday approaching near the end of this month. The 26th to be exact. My own birthday isn't really a big deal to me, I just like to be able to be with my family. Nothing fancy. I don't normally put a ton of thought into the day. But this year, as the day approaches where I turn 31 (AHHH!!!) I can't stop thinking about what I have (or have not) accomplished. Becoming a young wife and mother of 3 are huge accomplishments that I'm proud of. We began homeschooling our kids in the Fall which, although not even close to accomplished I'm proud that we made the choice and began the journey. But I feel like I'm being called by God to do more... I just don't know what? I'm content and very happy with my life, but I have this pull. This feeling that theres something more that I'm supposed to do. But what?

I began reading a book called "Cure for the Common Life - Living in your sweet spot" by Max Lucado. It talks about how God gave each and every one of us a unique talent or skill. On page 1 of the book Max says
"He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot."
So how do I find my sweet spot? The book does go on to help you figure out how to accomplish this with different sections to help you break it all down. It was very thought provoking for me, and (in my opinion) was a great book, worth the read!

So now I'm trying to sift through everything in me, to learn what unique talents and skills God gave me. It's a lot harder then I thought to separate myself from all the talents and skills that I would love to posses, and what God has actually given me. In the (resent) past I would look at family or friends that have talents or skills that I admire, and I would try those same things only to find I just didn't have what they had. I would wonder how they could make it look so effortless, but I was struggling to so the same thing? Those were talents that God gave them, not me. So as much as I may love or appreciate the work or project they can do, it was never meant for ME to do it! Hmmm... Interesting... Sometimes it's hard for me to remember that I am loved enough by an all powerful Father, that he took the time to knit in me all these special, and unique things that only I could have. That not one other person on this planet was given the exact same gifts, in the exact same way. God has something special for me, and all of you!

So, I am going to try and uncover what God has blessed me with, and use it to bring all the glory back to Him! All while living in my "sweet spot"!

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in it's various forms ~1 Peter 4:10

By His Grace alone,


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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just felt like sharing...

Oh I LOVE these boys! I get to wake up to these sweet faces every day! I feel so blessed!

A house full of boys, and I wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks for stopping by, and letting me share these pictures with you! :)