5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

  Oh man, this year will be 17 years since my dad has passed and this is still so hard to write. I didn’t have long with my dad on this earth but he was a very productive man so he taught me a lot in the 16 years I had with him. He taught…

A Good Father

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society”  -Billy Graham Good dads make a world of difference! You are our everyday superheroes and we salute you this coming Father’s Day!  Love,  Rachel

“You Can Speak to the King or You Can Speak to the Fool”

“You can speak to the king or you can speak to the fool in someone” -Lisa Bevere Be careful who you speak to because that is who will answer. You can nag your husband, children, or anyone you have a relationship with about how they aren’t this or they aren’t that. Or you can speak…

It’s Not Your Past He’s After…

“The attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past.” – Lisa Bevere I have a past–you have a past. Broken dreams, shattered hopes, failed attempts…Too many of us disqualify ourselves before we even start because of problems that seem…

Real Talk From Real Moms

Moms make the world go round! Seriously, if it weren’t for moms none of us would be here. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, I asked some of the most inspiring moms I know to give me an original excerpt, some advice, or encouraging words on being a mom. It was such a joy reading…

Making Easter More Meaningful

The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more.  The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen.”                                                                 – Colin Smith Easter is right around the corner. And like many holidays, the true meaning can get lost in the in the midst of the celebration. Easter baskets, bunnies, and…

Are You A Martha?

“But when women who are broken come into the equation, they don’t multiply. They divide!”

Forgiveness

I personally struggled with forgiveness for many years. I hopelessly fought to move on from fresh hurts and old wounds not realizing forgiveness wasn’t merely a static response to an apology, but in fact a living expression bred out of unconditional  love. I thought I had forgiven those that had deeply wounded me, but all…