Apr 24

April 24, 2014

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#TBTstories – Being Brave!

This is week two of Throw Back Thursday Stories and I love the story behind the picture I’m sharing today!   This is from 2010. Not that far of a throwback but it is a great capture! The best part about it is what all of us ladies were celebrating. You see…my very good friend Jenni Clayville had, just the year prior, confessed to her husband of an affair she had had. Confessing this was, obviously, the hardest thing she…

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Apr 17

April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday Story – “When Strangers Collide”

I have brilliant friends. One of the most brilliant is Jessica Turner. Everyone loves to see old photos on Throwback Thursdays, but we never really tell the stories behind those photos. Well, Jessica is fixing that with #TBTstories. See? Brilliant. So, here is my very first installment on #TBTstories….   This picture was taken over five years ago. There really isn’t anything fancy or profound about the picture itself, but what is going on behind the scenes is what blesses my…

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Apr 14

April 14, 2014

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This Is My Real Life

Growing up wasn’t so pleasant. If you’ve known me for awhile on the inter-webs, or in the face-to-face, you know that my upbringing was very dysfunctional and abusive. I spent much of my life cowering in the presence of my abusers. All those years of cowering led to my struggling with insecurities and feeling inferior to everyone. So much so, my shoulders hunched forward upon entering any room. My posture would fight for fetal position. My heart would beg for…

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Mar 17

March 17, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

Oreos Scandal Watching people fall Squishing an ant Oozing white stuff out of my earring holes To name a few… What are yours? Make me feel better about mine!!

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Mar 13

March 13, 2014

The Book Cover!

This is the cover we will be submitting Westbow in a week. Wanted you all to see it and give your thoughts. Quick back story…My amazing friend and photographer, Daniel, hooked Jesse Hoover and me up. Jesse graciously designed this cover for me and I am so grateful for him and his hard work. He is a blessing! The red suitcase belonged to my first husband. It is what I threw all my belongings in the day I fled for…

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Mar 12

March 12, 2014

My journey, your journey, His purpose…

Being a mom of a teen girl can have its challenges. Just the hormones alone can cause conflict and provide a recipe for disaster. In addition to that…being a mom to a teen girl in today’s society also adds to the challenges. Having a teenage daughter has been one of my biggest blessings in life. Having a daughter who has embraced my story and past, and has chosen to let it strengthen and enlighten her, has been mind-blowing. We talk…

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Mar 7

March 7, 2014

I Am Sorry.

I learned this week of an Author who lost her baby girl just 40 minutes after giving birth to her. I have other friends who have lost their children at birth. I have some who have lost their children as toddlers. My friend who I PA for also lost a little girl. It’s all around. It is devastating. Each time I learn about one of these moments I am stopped in my tracks. My heart physically hurts. I feel its…

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Mar 5

March 5, 2014

Discovering Me

Since late June of last year I have been a friend’s Personal Assistant. Let me stop here. I am not a Personal Assistant. I have never been one before. I have never thought about it before. But, I really wanted to help out my friend. So, I’ve been wingin it. I’ve had some highs and some lows. I’ve also had some revelations… This ain’t my gig. I mean, helping a good friend is SO my gig – but PA’ing? Not…

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Mar 4

March 4, 2014

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Abuse, Abortion, Healing. The TV Interview.

So excited to share the piece our family did with the show Bridges! The show will air Nationally this week on Dish and Direct, as well as on their 14 CTN local affiliates. It will continue to air periodically, locally, on WHTN.

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Mar 3

March 3, 2014

Intention VS Action

This weekend my wonderful husband is speaking at our Franklin Campus. His message is on Intention vs Action. It’s one thing to state what we intend to say or do in life. It’s a complete different matter to live out those spoken intentions…putting action to the intention. So, I was thinking I’d ask you, my bloggy friends, have you had amazing intentions that, for some reason or another, you’ve never put action to? Why? Why not? What is an intention…

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