Summer is Over!

With the end of summer, comes the start of the school year. For most families, that means juggling work and school with sports and cheer and scouts and church, dental appointments and music lessons, along with all the extra-curricular activities that come with raising a family and maintaining a job. Gosh, I’m already tired after …

Embrace the Day

“No matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf Sometimes we go through seasons of joy and sometimes we face seasons of sadness. We …

Follow Your Dreams

As humans, we all have dreams. We dream of all the things we want to accomplish; we dream about the men we will marry and the perfect lives we’ll build together. The perfect house, the perfect kids, the perfect dog, the perfect job … and on and on. And we have a nagging dream of …

Glorified Onion Pork Chops

Everybody who knows me, knows I love to cook. I also love to take recipes and put my own spin on them. Sometimes they turn out great and sometimes not, but the ones that do, I keep and share. So for a quick and easy week night dinner, try these Glorified Onion Pork Chops. Prep …

Anatomy of a Stronghold

According to the dictionary, a stronghold is defined as a well-fortified place or fortress. It is also defined as a place of survival or refuge. It can also be defined as a hide-out or a prison. Think about that for a moment, ladies. For most of us, our strongholds tend to be those things that …

Be Present, Be Involved

As women, we go through many seasons in our life journey. We are wives, mothers, teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, entertainers, politicians. Whatever we are, we are all important. We are all charged with becoming life givers and not just life takers. I remember an instance a few years back as I sat in line at …

Pure of Heart

In Matthew 5:8 it says “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” But let’s be honest right now. As human beings, we do not always live up to that standard. I certainly don’t. Through everyday life, we often find it simpler to be judgmental of others rather than to be right. …

What Are You Craving?

We all know women who are fanatical runners or joggers. We know ladies who are dedicated to working out every single day. Zumba class, Pilates, jazzercise, yoga! Some of them eat organic, some are vegetarian, vegans or they are on forever diets. Fad diets, Atkins, South beach, Keto, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean Diets, Paleo Diets! These …

Setting Yourself Up for Success

You know, as women we often get side-tracked with our everyday lives. Raising children, helping our husbands climb their own corporate ladders and working at our own jobs. Taking care of our parents, helping out the PTA, volunteering at church. Supporting your child’s sports activities, cooking, cleaning, and going to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts …