Choose Growth

In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who…

Choose Conference

What a blessed week-end! I had the honor and privilege over the weekend to be a disciple to over 80 beautiful women! Speaker, singer and songwriter, Jill Miller and I put on a half-day conference called Choose: Life is about Choices. It was truly an inspiring and blessed event, filled with time for worship, learning,…

Spreading Joy and saying Yes.

Although this year had its challenges, it has also had its many blessings. The blessings these last couple of months have more than made up for the challenges my family and I faced this year. As I wrote in my last post, I enjoyed the opportunity to spread God’s message of Joy with my friend…

Day 12 Be Intentional – The Dash

When I think about living intentionally, I think about both my dad and Sara. After losing them in 2010 and 2011, being intentional has been a focus for me. We only have one shot at this life and “no one knows that day or hour, not the angels in the heaven, nor the son, but…

Day 11 Be Intentional – Gratitude

Choose an attitude of gratitude… Attitude is defined as “a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.” Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.” Unfortunately, in life, we do have to…

Day 10 Be Intentional — Be Still

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Be still…it seems counter-intuitive to be still, especially when we are struggling or have a lot to do. I think many of us can agree and have said many times, the phrases… “Time goes by too fast.” “Life is too busy.” We don’t feel like we have…

Day 3 Be Intentional — Love God above all else

What do you treasure most in your life? What do you spend most of your time doing? What do your goals revolve around? I assume most of us treasure, set goals, and spend most of our time doing that which makes us happy. And yes, God wants us to be happy. The thing is, our lives…

Day 1 Be Intentional — It’s Not About Me.

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME! I have been reflecting on this past year of my life and although I keep telling people that I pray 2018 is better than 2017, the journey I have walked in 2017 has made a huge impact on my life.  In January of this year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer….

31 Days of Be Intentional

Hello friends! How would you like to be part of 31 days of “Be Intentional?” The last couple of years, in honor of my sister Sara, I chose to join the 31-day challenge. The first year I chose the topic of Choose Joy and the second year the topic was Choose Surrender. Since the launch…

Life Lesson…Choices

As I have been experiencing my own family going back to college and seeing all the pictures and posts on social media of others experiencing sending their children off to college, I was reminded of a post that Sara wrote. My brother Steve went to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and so did Sara….