Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves

Y’all, these pregnancy hormones are no joke. If you read one of my most recent posts, you know my hubby & I are trying to eat at home more, with me meal planning & cooking. The last two days (yes, two days in a row), I messed up our meal. Like, royally messed up. Like, ruined. And… Read More

Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship

I recently shared about the importance of friendship as adults. I wanted to take the opportunity to break it down even further. I think sometimes, we feel the need to be an island. Especially us women. We are woman, hear us roar… after all. Also, it can get difficult to connect when we hear so many… Read More

Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves

Let me start by saying: I am extremely excited to be a mom! It is something I have wanted & prayed for for years. I am very much looking forward to holding that little bundle & watching Baby C grow… But, I’m going to be brutally honest: So far, pregnancy just plain sucks – physically,… Read More

Life is in the Waiting…

I have been so sick all week…my body is tired & worn. But, it has given me a great amount of time to think. And, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. You see – things have been quite a bit tight, things have been one surprise or struggle after another, just as my… Read More

I Have a Confession…

So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown…one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn’t felt in a long, long… Read More

Gratitude Changes Everything

Even Perspective… Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don’t get accomplished things we wish we had but don’t fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying… Read More

Today – Do One Thing

Happy Monday, everyone. Today, I’m starting a new weekly posting called: Monday Motivation Minute Every Monday, I will update with new words of motivation, encouragement, and wisdom (but that was just too long for a name). Beginning soon, there will be YouTube videos to go along with this, so keep your eyes out. Ok, let’s… Read More

Recent Thoughts

Over on my personal blog, I had written some things recently that may be helpful for some in ministry or helping professions, when looking at things like depression, anxiety, and burn-out, either in ourselves or our clients. As I step out in faith, and grow in the direction of focusing on these areas, I wanted… Read More

Value

One of my greatest goals is to help others recognize their own value. Because, somewhere along the way, I have realized: When you recognize your own value, it gets harder to allow others to devalue you. This is something I am currently walking through, recognizing what I can bring to the table. Recognizing my value… Read More

Winds of Change

Since I updated 2 months ago (2 months! Crazy), there have been even more changes going on in the life of this Tiny House, oily life living counselor. I have been elated at the growing relationship with my fella. I have been a part of an amazing church plant here in Oklahoma (soon, there will… Read More