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  • A big announcement… I alluded to some exciting changes coming our way a couple weeks ago, but now, I will let the cat out of the bag.  I’m pregnant!  Our rainbow baby is expected to join us sometime in late February or early March next year. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I ...
  • Healing from Miscarriage: Allowing myself time to heal, rest, and recover At the end of February this year, I had my first miscarriage (you can read more about it here).  It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through and something I hoped I never would have to experience. But, although it was physically, mentally, and spiritually hard, it brought me to a place where ...
  • Under Grace: Ella’s Trim Healthy Mama Testimony Diets are made up of laws, a lot of laws. I have been through plenty of diets (Atkins, South Beach, Slow carb, No carb, Medifast, Blood type, Paleo, the walk everywhere because you don’t have a car diet) and have lost weight, for a while. And reading the books, they are clear about this one thing. The ...
  • Running the Race I want to introduce you to my dear friend, Christine.  Christine is a mom of four very energetic young boys and she has a heart of a Warrior Princess.  She is currently writing a book, a curriculum actually, on this topic.  She is a wonderful friend, mother, and teacher.  She is also a talented writer ...
  • God Cares About Mom Friends: and other seemingly trivial requests When January comes around each year, like so much of the world, I like to reflect on the past year and come up with some goals for the new one. Some years I come up with a whole list of resolutions and some years I decide on a word that I want to focus on ...
  • Hope Unfolding: How God met me in the midst of my miscarriage Warning: This is a story of hope, but also of loss.  If you have recently experienced loss, my prayer for you is that my story brings encouragement and light to you. These are hard days, but our Jesus never leaves us in the midst of the pain. I am sharing my story in the hope ...
  • Confessions of a Sugarholic: Finding lasting freedom from sugar addiction I wrote last week about my Trim Healthy Mama story and why I am kinda obsessed with it.  Part of that journey led me to freedom from my sugar addiction that has been more than just a temporary thing.  Here is the rest of the story… I love sugar.  Give me any homemade goodness – cookies, ...
  • When you feel like you don’t have a testimony… For years I felt like my testimony was essentially worthless – it had no amazing story of redemption from horrific circumstances.  I was not healed from disease or freed from a life of addiction.  It seemed like everyone around me had amazing testimonies of God changing their lives drastically – but me? I had nothing ...
  • Why Christians should be the best environmentalists “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.” Psalm 24:1-2 NIV I recently spoke to a group of Christian college students about why they should care for God’s creation. The students were interested and engaged and there were ...