My Story of Losing Our Child

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I have had it heavy on my heart for a few months to share my story of losing a child and God's goodness through our journey. I have shared my story in the past and as the time goes by I don't have to choke back my words but my love for my daughter and God's amazing grace through it all is still so very evident. We were expecting our first baby and it was a girl. We celebrated, planned, and embraced all the first parenting excitement that comes with the joys of having a baby. We had a great pregnancy with the exception of a lot of morning sickness, crazy cravings, and … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I love me some chicken tortilla soup. Add some chipotle peppers and not to mention a handy dandy crockpot to simmer and cook all day and this has me like whoa! I made this yesterday and I was so thankful I had an easy lunch to go our first day back to school. Here is what you will need besides a big ol' bowl and a giant spoon at the end of the day. 3 boneless skinless chicken breast 1 whole medium onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 celery, diced 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 tbsp cumin 1 can Rotel 1 can 28 oz  diced tomatoes 3 1/2 cups low sodium chicken … [Read more...]

Salt & Light

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Every New Year's I tend to choose a "Word" to focus on rather a resolution such as Brave, Fierce, Joyful, just to name a few.  This year my heart was is being tugged to focus on a specific bible verse which I can reflect on two words Salt & Light. Matthew 5:13 Be the Salt..... Matthew 5:16 Be the Light.... Several months ago I was noticing these two scriptures more every time I opened my bible or a devotional and I would just navigate straight to those verses. I honestly didn't pay attention too much at the time. As the holidays approached I was struggling with … [Read more...]

a little thought on my journey of grief and finding joy

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//sometimes in our life we are struck with heavy burdens and tragedies that seem impossible to live again. With Christmas approaching I know a lot of people are hurting. I too have hurt so bad during the holidays I didn't even want to face them. If you are hurting today please hear me. I understand your pain. When I lost my child and her first Christmas {or any other firsts approached} it took everything I had and more to face it without crumbling. We focus on praying and hoping are healing comes. Healing doesn't entirely go away after losing someone but you can find … [Read more...]

Adjust your sails

Wow! It’s December 1st! One of my favorite months of the year! So much to celebrate and so much family time!!  I took a break from blogging over the last month and I have missed it dearly. I am excited to share my heart again with all of you and be right where God wants me to be. I needed much time in a season of stillness. It’s hard for me to be still and with my busy mama and work schedule just like all of you know so well, I felt it was so important to share my heart more where it was needed this last month with my children and my husband. Sometimes I am not able … [Read more...]