Dust #Thisis38

In my devotional a few days ago this statement really hit me. “I felt like I had been ground to dust, and those words started to put me back together.” Referring to a friend who had told Shauna it was OK to feel however she wanted about a situation, but she didn’t have to be […]

As Is!

Often I use my morning devotion as my inspiration for my blog posts.  Well, today is no different. Savor: Living Abundantly Where You are, as You Are by Shauna Niequist is my current devotional.  It is 365 days long and I started it back in May, so it’ll be with me for along time still. […]

Prayer

I don’t really know who the person was that taught me how to pray.  I mean, I was raised in the church so I just always remember doing it. As I grew, praying looked different to me.  I realized it didn’t have to be quite so formal.  I didn’t always have to have a couple […]

All Your Eggs in One Basket

Regularly I read my devotional in the morning and it hits a cord with me and I use that as my jumping off point for a post.  Well, today was no different. Today’s writing reflected back on putting all the author’s eggs in one basket.  There was a season in her life where she felt […]

Nothing to Lose

Hello, my name is Stephanie and one of my biggest challenges and maybe also biggest strengths is that I will tell you exactly what is on my mind. Want to know what I really think about something?  Just ask, because once it is out there in the universe I have a very difficult time keeping […]

Ten Minutes: Find Your Rest

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone.  Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves? -PSALM 127:2 Last night, Paul and I went to bed at 9pm.  This is what we do.  When we are done with all of our work […]

Ten Minutes: Please Play

Today my devotional was spot on!  As it seems to be almost daily! The topic today was “please play” and it went on to talk about how important play is among the stress and seriousness of everyday life.  It is so true! I talk about this in my training’s ALL THE TIME, but have a […]

Ten Minutes: Letting Go

First of all, last night, right before I went to bed I prayed to God that he would give me a sign that letting go is the right thing. In my head it is and every time I think about it, I know it would be so good, but something in me just isn’t quite […]

Ten Minutes: Hold On

“You and I just have to be brave enough to hold on, even when our struggles feel like more than our hands can handle.”  Annie F. Downs “Don’t give up on life.  Don’t give up on God. Don’t give up on yourself.  Hold on to hope, love.”  Annie F. Downs I am going to keep […]

Ten Minutes: Grace in the Waiting

For months I have been thinking on something.  Patiently praying and living while I wait.  Trusting in God that he has a plan.  That he is going to let me know exactly when and how it is meant to happen. Another another note, sometime around Thanksgiving I started seriously thinking about getting a second dog.  […]