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 spokenContinue reading “I Have A Dream, Too”

Are You Following Me?

Hey there friends! These past few days have been busy, but good! I have some things I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days. I just found out that I DO have adult ADHD. I shared in a previous post that I may have it, but it’s a definite! So, IContinue reading “Are You Following Me?”

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween friends! This day represents a couple of things for me. For one, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary. This year is 39 years! That’s pretty awesome! Happy Anniversary mom and dad (since I know you’ll read this, mom)! Second, we usually celebrate a (wayyy) less scary version of Halloween each year. This year weContinue reading “Happy Halloween 2020”

Unexpected Changes

Hi!  For some of you who don’t know, this is my family.  Family is an important part of my life.  In the beginning of starting Heartening Forward, I had decided that I wouldn’t share my family’s faces publicly.  I did not want my page to be based off of only pictures of us because IContinue reading “Unexpected Changes”

Thankful

“I am thankful that I have You in my life Guiding me through hard times and strife You have made it clear in my eyes Without You there is no life” Those are lyrics to a song I wrote when I was 15. I love this song. I will share the new version once it’sContinue reading “Thankful”

Cloudy Days

During my toughest of times, I looked at these mountains. My favorite is when there would be clouds like this directly above them. I would often capture these images to remember that even in my darkest hours, God is there. Even when others won’t hear me, He does. When others ask me “Are you reallyContinue reading “Cloudy Days”

Do You Ever…

Do you ever feel like you are often defending your name in situations with people and how they perceive you? I know I do. As I was scrolling through my personal Instagram and sifting through what I want to see on my feed and what I am no longer wanting to feed my spirit, IContinue reading “Do You Ever…”

What Am I Doing Again?

Have you ever been running around your house frantically trying to get things done, only to go to another room and forgot why you even went there in the first place? Then spent the next few minutes asking yourself, “What am I doing again?” You stop, think and then eventually remember. Or maybe you goContinue reading “What Am I Doing Again?”

Favoritism?

For a few days, I have remained silent. I have chosen to sit in my anger, frustration, pain, confusion and unbelief for more than week. Not because I didn’t have any words to say, because I have plenty, but because I want my words to reflect the truth. My truth and place in this, butContinue reading “Favoritism?”