Lord Willing Goals

At the start of every new year, most of us write out our resolutions, goals, or make a statement of leaving something behind in the old year and starting fresh for the new year. I stopped making resolutions a few years ago. I just never stuck with them. If there’s one thing I learned in…

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From Us To You

This year has been all over the place! I’m sure you can relate. We have been taking some time to really celebrate the meaning of Christmas to us. We also tried to go do a DIY family photo shoot with a tripod, my phone, and a pretty awesome park! BUT that was a complete fail!…

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Lord of All

This picture was taken Monday of this week (12/14/2020). It was just before I went to the emergency room (2nd time in about a month’s time) I had chest pains, pain in my left shoulder and neck, and numbness in my left arm. My heart was pounding. I was frantic, but trying to remain calm.…

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts?

If you’re anything like me, you love Christmas. If you’re also busy like me, you are probably still trying to get the last of Christmas shopping done OR are just starting! I love simple gifts, but I also love gifts that have meaning. I know that I keep talking about my bracelets (pictured here) that…

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Why focus on these things?

I was crying as I was sitting on my couch overwhelmed with my life. “Aren’t I supposed to be grateful? Thankful? Blessed?” You know the saying, right? I asked myself this question in my head. Once again the lies of the enemy filled my thoughts and overflowed into yet another day long “session” of negativity.…

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Influence

Starting Heartening Forward has been such a learning experience for me. The demand of posting daily and building up a following can be both exciting and exhausting, depending on how you look at it. I admit, sometimes it can be difficult trying to keep up, especially with 5 kids. And then, trying to come up…

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Another Holiday

Did you know that every year, the day after Thanksgiving is Native American Heritage Day? I did not know this. This sparked some pretty cool conversations between me and my children. Upon looking into it further, I found that the Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009 was passed by Congress and signed by President…

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Tough Days

Yesterday was one of the toughest days I have had. In tough times sometimes it seems as though there is no end in sight. For the past few weeks, things have been crazy to say the least. Would you believe it if I told you that I finally started to exercise and get into a…

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Harvest

As I look at our (partially) set table for Thanksgiving, I have been thinking about a few reasons it looks different for us this year. One because of a pandemic, two because of our personal, unique situation, and three because of how we will be celebrating Thanksgiving moving forward. “It’s Complicated” would be this year’s…

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