Finding Joy in Who I Am

When I am in prayer and reflecting on something, I seek Him first and through seeking Him, I also find myself going back to the wisdom He taught through Sara. Sara was my little sister, but she was also my greatest coach and wisdom leader. In my prayer this morning, I found myself reflecting on the…

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,…

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….

Milestones

2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” Last Friday was a big milestone on this cancer journey. I have finally finished chemotherapy! A journey that has lasted about 6 months. I am so grateful to each of you for your prayers, support, and love…

A True Gift

Gratitude without expressing it is like having a present and not opening it.   ~William Arthur Ward When I began Gitz ‘n Jo this year, my vision and purpose were to continue the ministry/discipleship that Sara began in 2008 with her blog Gitzengirl.  To continue to bring perspective and thoughts to others on how to…

A Big Announcement!

“Never put a period where God has put a comma. God is Still Speaking.” ~Gracie Allen Before Sara passed away on Sept. 24 2011, one of the last things she said was, “I want people to continue learning, believing and trusting in God, as I have tried to be His disciple, BUT she said, it’s…

God’s Call and His Gifts

Romans 11:29 “For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.” As I walk this cancer journey and all the bumps in the road along the way, I have been thinking about what God’s call is for me… In 2011 when Sara passed away, I said yes to both her and God to continue this choose…

Peace with the Unknown

  “I didn’t realize until tonight that peace doesn’t come from putting my life in God’s hands, it comes from the knowledge that it’s not mine to begin with. It has been His from the beginning. I in my humanness must step aside and let Him do His work through me, because I am His.”…

Counting my blessings.

The 4th of July, is a time for us to count our blessings, celebrate our independence and thank all those who fought for our independence. I was thinking this weekend about something Sara wrote about the American Dream…”When we think of the American Dream we typically think about how we can better our circumstances. Our…

Joy…Down in my Heart to Stay!

When you were a young child, I bet many of you, like me, sang the song… “I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart. Down in my heart. Down in my heart. I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart. Down in my heart to stay! Down in my…