I have RA. There I said it.

I will admit it out loud now.  I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I have known this for a while and yet, every single day - I think I am going to magically be better.  To say that I am not sure what body I will wake up to each day, is not an...

Just do it.

Thank you Nike. Most folks will read the title of this post and immediately think of Nike.  Sports figures will come to mind, perhaps even a Gatorade ad will flash before your mind.  Truth be told, it is the simple message of obedience that I am...

My Story

My Story - by Big Daddy Weave.  Not only is this my new, play it over and over again song, it is slowly becoming my life's anthem. If you have ever wondered why all of the goofy things that make up your life happen to you, or if you wonder if there...

Reason or Excuse?

What a great question, eh?   I have to ask myself this question.  It's been way too long since I have written here.  Reason? I have been crazy busy with my sons and life got in the way.  My excuse? I was too busy.  Reality of it all?  I have...

Downton Abbey, King David, and Bikram Yoga...

If I would have thought that two years ago (or shoot six months ago) those three things had a connection and similar meaning to me... I'd probably have been on pain meds.  Well, the truth of the matter is that yes, they do all have something in...

Healthy 2015...here I come, baby!

Looking at the end of this calendar year and I'd be lying if I didn't say I was glad to see it pass.  I am grateful though, for the many things that God is allowing me to experience.  Good and bad.  Two surgeries in 2014 and no major health issues on...

Purposefully getting healthy

About a week ago, I started back at yoga.  I had not participated in a yoga class in over two years.  (Before you can ask or comment - this is not an opinion on whether or not yoga is okay for Christians.)  And although it's only been three months...

Gift to be alive

"Don't you see it's a gift to be alive?" Carrollton, song titled - "Pass you by" Ugh.  Why are the lyrics to this song so easy to sing?  Shoot, it's even easy to even recommend to a complete stranger or a close friend.   "Don't let the things...

Let them see You In me...

I think sometimes, God uses song writers, specifically for me.  The title of this page, is simply as it says... "Let them see You in me" by JJ Weeks Band. I am glad they wrote this (for me:)  -   I have been told often that folks are uplifted...

Keep Moving Forward!

"To everyone who's hurting, to those who've had enough. to all the undeserving, that should cover all of us... Please do not let go, I promise there is hope. Hold fast.   Help is on the way. He's come to save the day. What I've learned...

Here's my broken hallelujah

Have you ever felt like you are on a ride aboard the crazy train?  Have you found yourself searching for answers?  Good! Keep reading. "I've seen joy and I've seen pain On my knees, I call Your name Here's my broken hallelujah With nothing left...

To each their own.. but really why?

The book of Ephesians talks an awful lot about how we are to live, act, behave and respond to God.  And yet, in reality, the principles are not easily lived out.  I have to purpose myself to "put off falsehood and speak truthfully to my neighbors."  I...

Caution: Wet Paint!

Recently a friend and I were having coffee.  I noticed that there was a man who carefully took the proper steps to correct a hole in the wall.  We had just left bible study and we were meeting in our church lobby.  Our church is unlike most,...

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

So.. my husband and I watched a documentary the other night on Netflix.  Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  Although I don't consider myself to be majorly obese, I do have weight on me. No matter what I do or how much I exercise I still carry more weight...

Where's My Supersuit?

I think I am just about the last person I know who hadn't seen "Frozen" yet, until today.  School was called off because of crazy cold weather and I asked my bestie to take me out for an adventure. Yes... very great movie.  I put it right under "The...

As the crutches go...

I will brag just for a moment, and hope you're okay with it.  I am walking without my crutches.  Four weeks and five days ago, I had hip surgery.  The surgeon arthroscopically repaired a torn labrum, performed a trochanteric bursectomy and performed a...

The sun is shining and the tank is clean!

Finding Nemo is by far one of my favorite movies.  The colors are stunning.  The dialogue between the characters is spot on and the portrayal of true friendship and a parent's love for their child does not go on deaf ears.   I would swim to the...

Pain in the arsh, go away!

We finished the summer of 2012 with the kids, friends, family and more cycling.  Our oldest was entering high school and our other son was entering 8th grade.  Seemed like a great start to the fall, the only thing that would make it more complete...

After the saddle sores...

I can't not tell you a secret to how I survived 300 miles on my bike in three days.  I'd love to say it was the team I rode with.  No, sadly it wasn't.  It was God.  Truly.  He supported me through songs, through prayers of a dozen friends...  I had...

Decided to ditch the running shoes...

Three half marathons in less than a year.  Well, I set out to run a race and indeed I accomplished three.  Country Music Marathon, Brooksie Way and Disney Princess Half Marathon.  Check! Check! Check!   I can be a bit of a slow learner....