Did You Take It To God First?

This is a question I have been asking myself for quite some time now. One of my best friends always asks herself this question which has helped me so much. Over the last three years, I have dealt with some pretty tough stuff with family, friends, coworkers, etc. More recently, there’s been some hurtful things…

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Routine Mom

“As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” Genesis 8:22 NLT As I read my devotional this morning, it got me thinking about how exhausting it’s been lately. Always the same routine as a mom. Sometimes I feel like not showing up,…

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I Have A Dream, Too

Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have read and listened to the “I Have A Dream” speech multiple times in my life as I’m sure many have over the years. These few paragraphs from his speech reflect the past of 1963 and are still words that can be spoken…

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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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