Monthly Archives: January 2013

My “Mission Statement”

So I shared here a few weeks ago about why I really started this blog in the first place.  The invitation to be a part of something much bigger than me.  It truly is an honor to be among the group of women on the “dream team”….and I have been so blessed by the experience already.

One of the things that I have really felt was “missing” in my life, if you will, was choosing to take the time to sit down and write.  If I am honest with you all, I do have long off dreams of writing and maybe some day publishing something.

And I think it is ok to have big dreams like that….but as we are learning and sharing in our team, I am hearing over and over that we need to start with manageable goals so that we can work towards that ultimate dream. (A little less overwhelming don’t you think?!)

I can’t say I want to be a writer and then I don’t take the time to actually sit down and do it! 🙂  So as a start, Holley helped us look at and discover what our strengths and skills were and then finally who we felt we might be called to serve.

Once we had been through that process we were asked to write a Mission Statement and put words to the starts of hose dreams. As a step of faith, and with a little fear, I am sharing my mission statement here with you!

I believe that God has created me to encourage and support others (especially those that feel hopeless), through writing and sharing my experiences and my journey of faith and God’s redemption in my own broken life.

There is is friends, in bold black letters! 🙂 What I love about this process is that there is no pressure, and the women we are walking along with have offered up so much encouragement and support…..I will say that online friendships can be amazing and a real blessing (when you find the right people)!

It is exciting defining a mission and then praying about how God will help me fulfill it. Hopefully this place, will feel like a safe place for you. A place where you will be encouraged.

I DO NOT have it all together….I am not a biblical scholar and in fact I NEED to spend more time in God’s Word than I’d like to admit. But what I do have are my experiences….good, bad and some downright ugly, that I can share with you here…and hopefully you will see through all of that there is hope.

Tomorrow I am going to share a little story about just one example of God’s redemptive glory in my family. Oh how things change in a years time….I can’t wait to share it with you here.

So thank you so much for coming by tonight….I’d love, love, love to hear your mission statement!! Won’t you share it here with me! 🙂

5 Minute Friday – Opportunity

I don’t seem to allow myself the time to blog as much as I would like…but Lisa Jo’s 5 Minute Friday is the perfect way to write a little and get those creative juices flowing!! 🙂  The idea is easy “Set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.”

This Friday’s word is Opportunity…and Go!

Opportunity should be my “word” for 2013…it is what God has opened my eyes to this past year and I am so excited to see what adventure He will be taking me on.

My husband always says we “get” to do things…we don’t have to. We are provided with so many opportunities every day and we are blessed to be a part of them. But at times life takes its toll on us and we can begin to feel burdened and stressed about all the things we have to do.

But if we can look at everything as an opportunity instead, maybe it would feel less like a weight and more like a blessing.

I have the opportunity to be a mother to 4 amazing kids.

I have the opportunity to work with my husband at his new business and learn new tasks.

I have the opportunity to reach out to others and share the Hope that I have found in God’s love for me.

I have the opportunity to be involved in my community and try to make a difference in this world.

Each day presents a new opportunity… we see them, how we respond to them, is our choice.

Today I choose to see each new opportunity as a new blessing. How about you?



Amazing Wii U Giveaway!!

Nope, no trick here.
This is a giveaway for a Wii U. I know I can hardly believe it either!!
Was the Wii U on your Christmas list and you just didn’t get it?
Do you want to get fit for the new year in the comfort of your own home?
Maybe you just like intense Super Mario matches against your significant other…
Whatever the case is, you have a chance to win the Wii U in the picture above for free (:

I’m teaming up with these lovely ladies pictured below to bring you this amazing giveaway: And a HUGE thank you to Kaitlyn over at Wifessionals for organizing this and letting the rest of participate! MORE than grateful!!  I found Kaitlyn’s site when I heard about the Cara Box swaps…I participate in November and it was so much fun!! So stop over and check that out on her site as well!
And while you are at it please check out the blogs for all of the women below…it is fun finding new blogs to read and this is the perfect way to do it!!

1// Kaitlyn  2// Marquis  3// Ashley  4// Samantha  5// Ashley

6// Nilda  7// Kaitlin  8// Janna  9// Clara  10// Alexandria

11// Stephanie  12// tookies  13// Casey  14// Kristin  15// Melissa

16// Hallie  17// Alli  18// Gayle  19// Brandi  20// Brittany

All you gotta do is use the Rafflecopter below to your heart’s delight.

This giveaway will run from 8:00am (EST), Monday, January 7  –  11:59pm (EST), Thursday, January 10.


1// Giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS only

2// Winner will be notified via email on Friday 1/11/13. You will have 48 hours from the timestamp on the email to respond, or a new winner will be chosen.

3// WINNER WILL BE VERIFIED. If you claim to have done a task you did not – a new winner will be chosen!!!

4// View the Terms & Conditions listed on the Rafflecopter below

Now why don’t you enter and win yourself a Wii U (:


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