When I think of “strength”, what comes to mind? Muscles. Hercules. Brut force. Maybe pushing and pulling, carrying a heavy load. Sometimes I think of emotional strength. Standing stoically at a funeral. Walking into a first chemo treatment. Testifying in court against an assailant, in front of the assailant. What about mental strength? Taking theContinue reading “Strength”
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2022 blessings, after all.
I sat this morning with my Bible and a highlighter in one hand and my phone in the other. I read, drew lines, and made notes, then switched over to my phone to share a few verses with a friend who is hurting. I then flipped over to Facebook to participate in a few conversationsContinue reading “2022 blessings, after all.”
Don’t stop dreaming.
I don’t believe in placing a moratorium on dreams. Dreams should be plentiful regardless of your age, how much money is in your bank account, or whether or not you went to college. I don’t care if you are fit and spry, arthritic and slow, or fat and happy. It doesn’t matter if you’ve gotContinue reading “Don’t stop dreaming.”
Be the content.
I read a lot about how to blog, since I pretty much suck at it, at least consistency-wise. I read a tip recently that stood out… Be the content. Hmmm. I don’t know now. When I started this little endeavor a while back, I was set on being open and honest, sharing even the rawestContinue reading “Be the content.”
I don’t really ask much from people. It’s not that I don’t need anything ever. Hear me out. It’s that for most of my adulthood, I have kicked butt and taken names. I handled the things. I did the things. I said the things. I didn’t ask for help or a handout. I didn’t knowContinue reading “Teenagers”
Amanda, just write. Put words together. Type them out. Scrawl them on paper. Text yourself. Just. Write. Why don’t we do more of the thing that burns inside us? We let work take over. Kiids, groceries, laundry, all push our passions to the back burner. And now as the holidays approach, our lists grow longer,Continue reading “Just. Write.”
Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope
SUICIDE PREVENTION: LOVE & HOPE Last week, we shared some of our story in hopes of helping someone, anyone, navigate mental health struggles and suicidal ideation. It’s real and horrible and so prevalent. Let me share the most important part – THERE’S HOPE! Now, please know I am extraordinarily sensitive to the fact that notContinue reading “Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope”
Emotions In Check = Less Pain
I did something this week that I often have a hard time with…I kept my emotions in check. Yeah, it’s worthy of celebration, right?! Go, Me! Follow me on this…you KNOW something to be true, but it takes life happening, experiencing hardship, and un-learning and re-learning, before you finally can DECLARE it. Well, here weContinue reading “Emotions In Check = Less Pain”
Feeling shiny this morning, and I hope you are, too! It’s a beautiful day here at the barn watching Brady ride. I’m enjoying loving on this little orange kitty, too. (His name is Chip. His buddy running around here, the white kitty, is Queso. So cute!) Breeze is keeping a close eye on them. AContinue reading “Feeling Joy”
Out of the Mud At Last
Y’all ever stepped in that kind of mud that sucks your foot right up, and you lose your shoe? You can’t go on. What do you do with your sock foot? How do you get your shoe unstuck and back on without getting completely muddy? You just stand there holding up one foot, trying notContinue reading “Out of the Mud At Last”