Join Me on Monday!

Mark your calendars for this Monday! Tomorrow is the kickoff for the Joyfully Empowered Moms Summit. This is a free opportunity to learn from 21 different women about topics such as stress-management, self-care, creative outlets, business development, and more. The heart of the summit is about living each day with joy. Yes, it is geared towards moms of special needs kids; but the host, Kristine, emphasized that the summit is designed with all moms in mind, and it would even be beneficial for dads. So, if you are feeling a bit frazzled (cough, cough, I know the feeling), if you feel like you are barely surviving … Read more…

Yarn Along

Well, I haven’t made much progress since last week on Rebekah’s sweater. I need to pick up the pace! I keep having grand plans of what I am going to finish before Christmas. I think I need a reality check. 😉 However, on the reading front I am making decent progress. The class I attend on Wednesday nights at church just started reading The Lord and His Prayer. I am a little over half way through it, and I feel so challenged to rededicate to my prayer life. In the churches of Christ, we don’t regularly say the Lord’s Prayer, … Read more…

The Joyfully Empowered Summit

Do you ever have opportunities come along that surprise you, make you feel honored to be thought of, super excited, and yet incredibly nervous?  Well I just had one of those fantastic opportunities come my way! After discovering The Engaged Home, Kristine Farley contacted me about participating in The Joyfully Empowered Summit that she is hosting November 9th through the 21st. Kristine Farley has such an amazing heart for families with special needs children, and moms in general. It was an honor to be able to take part in her telesummit. And, as a new mom, I am thrilled to … Read more…

Embracing Joy: April’s Character Study

I like to believe joy and pain are separate and opposite from one another. But this is a misconception on my part. How would we appreciate or know joy without pain? Does embracing joy also mean embracing pain? “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4 What is our reaction to trials and pain? Bitterness? Anger? Frustration? Or Joy? Looking back over the past year, I’m … Read more…