Inspired Thanksgiving Giveaways


Thanksgiving Giveaway

I love autumn. The leaves change, the weather gets cooler, and harvest time is just around the corner. One of my favorite parts of the season, is Thanksgiving. Family gathers together and memories are made around the table. I love to bake during this time, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cake, and pumpkin cookies are always a hit. My KitchenAid mixer always gets a workout during this time, as delicious scents fill the kitchen. I have the privilege of  being part of a very special group of bloggers who are wanting to make this Thanksgiving a little extra special for someone, by giving away a KitchenAid mixer and a $100 Walmart card. There is also a second giveaway for a Le Creuset Dutch Oven and $100 Walmart Gift Card. I'm excited to see who wins these special blessings! During this season of ... read more

Shining Light into the Darkness – A Book Review of Pure Eyes, Clean Heart – A Couple’s Journey to Freedom from Pornography


Pure Eyes Clean Heart Book Review

She had a feeling in the deep recesses of her being. So she decided to act. She picked up his phone and searched the history. There it was in black and white, words she never wanted to see, it was then she knew her husband had been looking at pornography. Her heart became twisted and anger mixed with fear took hold of who she was. She threw the phone and watched as it shattered into pieces, just like her life was about to do. She began to scream at him, "Why did you do this? How long has this gone on? Am I not pretty enough for you? How could you do this to me, after everything we have been through?" Her husband looked scared as he tried to lie his way out of what was unfolding before him. The hands on the clock continued to tick away as she interrogated him about ... read more

All it Took was One Phone Call (Part 1)


All it Took

Throughout the month of October,  I'll be  sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It's my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together.  To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety. I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our own way in the end, but by Him making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done. ~ Elisabeth Elliot I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was Monday August 4th, 2003. ... read more

Oh No You Didn’t !


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Throughout the month of October,  I'll be  sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It's my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together.  To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety.   Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher Saturday was a long day. Side note: The medication that I am currently taking to help fight my Stage IV breast cancer is an oral form of chemotherapy called Xeloda. I am currently taking 4 pills a day. I take them for 1 week, ... read more

Time Traveler


Time Traveler

Throughout the month of October,  I'll be  sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It's my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together.  To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety. Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it its true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the irreparable past in His hands, and step out into the irresistible future ... read more

Are You Running in Circles?


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Throughout the month of October,  I'll be  sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It's my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together.  To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. ~ Benjamin Franklin Do you every feel like you spend your time running around in circles and never getting anywhere? Going from one project, or one task to another, but nothing really getting anything accomplished? Sometimes this happens to me and it can be very frustrating. When I sit back and look at what ... read more

You’re Not Alone


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Throughout the month of October,  I'll be  sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It's my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together.  To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety. The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger. ~ Elizabeth Elliot I am a Christian, therefor, I will be happy all the time. Don't buy into the lie.  No one is happy all the time. You know that certain person, in your life who seems to have it all ... read more

Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety


Fear of Faith You Choose

  "Fear is a self imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with the weapons of faith and love."  ~ Rick Warren The ring of the telephone broke the deafening silence that filled the room. My trembling hand picked up the phone and I heard the words that no woman wants to hear. You have breast cancer. At the speaking of those words the faucet of anxiety was turned on and it's waters came rushing over every fiber of my being, overtaking me to the point where I felt like I was drowning. As the days, weeks and months passed, I felt like I was treading water in the middle of the ocean. My body ached from the struggle, my lungs gasped for breath, and my heart beat wildly, trying to jump out of my chest. Just ... read more

A Lifetime of Memories and a Mother’s Day Blessing


A Lifetime of Memories

As Mother's Day quickly approaches, I've been taking some time to reflect upon how grateful and blessed I am my for Mother. One of the fondest memories I have of my Mom while growing up,  is that she would sit every night in her rocking chair with her Bible, reading God's Word and praying for each one in her family.  My Mom was faced with many challenges and had many difficult roads to walk in her life. However, no matter what the situation, she always put the Lord first in her life and leaned on Him during the hard times, she taught myself, and my two older brothers to do the same. In September of 2012, we were saddened by the fact that Mama had received the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Things are different now, my Mama no longer lives in her own home, but rather an assisted living ... read more

A Legacy of Cherishing Each Moment


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Our children are getting older now, they are both in their teens. Time goes by so fast....it seems like yesterday they were playing with Legos, cars, and dolls, and now they are dreaming of their futures and what God has in store for them. This past weekend  my son told us he wanted an Easter egg hunt. Little did he know that we would actually follow through with his request. While dad was busy outside hiding the eggs, our son was trying to guess what was going on. When he found out we were have an Easter egg hunt, it was like the clocked turned back in time to when he was a little boy. He was so excited and happy that we had taken the time to do this for him. It was as if we had released his inner child and he was ready to go. When we said, "On your mark get set go," I saw the eyes ... read more