Wordfull Wednesday 

Each Wednesday I’ve been trying to post a quote that speaks to me or makes me feel inspired.  This week I’m sharing the following quote: (graphic created by Canva).


Spring and fall are my favorite times of year, for various reasons. Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal, so it isn’t any surprise that I myself feel renewed and recharged.

I generally feel more upbeat and positive during the spring as well, which is why this quote spoke to me. Why wait until Spring to be positive and uplifted?

That’s something that should last all year. Why wait until spring to be renewed and recharged? To be positive and uplifted? Let’s live like it’s spring, no matter the weather.


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Wordfull Wednesday

This week, we will celebrate Easter. 

While our children are thinking about the candy and the Easter basket, and we the adults are worrying about ironing those Easter dresses, let’s not lose sight of why we celebrate Easter.

Have you heard the song “Glorious Day” by the Casting Crowns? I know it’s not exactly a new song but I love it!!


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As Christians, we believe Jesus, the Son of God, was crucified as an atonement for the sins of mankind,and buried only to rise again on the third day. 

To me, this song embodies what Easter is all about. God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to die as a pardon for our sins. This Easter, let’s remember the real reason for the celebrations: our risen Savior.

Glorious Day by Casting Crowns
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Wordfull Wednesday: Focus on where you want to go, not what you fear

How many years have I spent living in fear, rather than living my dreams?

I am not without my big dreams: the dreams that probably can and will come to fruition at some point in time, and larger, less realistic dreams that I can only hope to accomplish.

There are a lot of things in my life that I have already worked toward and been able to successfully cross off my list. I’m married to a wonderful man that I love and can’t imagine life without. I’m the mother of two brilliant little girls whom amaze me every day. I have a career I love and about which I am passionate. I get to share the details of my life, however mundane they may be at times, with the world through this blog.

…BUT sometimes I am so concerned with my fears and the things of which I am uncertain that I am afraid to just GO FOR IT. In fact, a lot of the time I am so consumed by my fear of failure that I just want to give up. It’s too risky. Too uncertain. It’s outside of my comfort zone, so why should I try?

Life was never meant to be boring. Life was never meant to be a dead end (har, har. See what I did there?). Instead, life was meant to be lived. Life was meant to be an adventure. Life was meant to be fulfilling.

I don’t think I know anyone who can say, “Yep. I’ve accomplished all I’d hoped to accomplish with my life. Time to stop working toward anything bigger and better.” I shared earlier this year that I’d like to focus on the word “time” as my word of the year, and that I’d like to spend my time on things that matter. Like my family. and my faith.

But what if I spend some of that time setting aside all my fears and just GO FOR IT? Stop being so scared and just, well, live my dreams?

What do you think?

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Word-full Wednesday: virtuous

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31: 10

Recently, I’ve been sharing a quote or a word each Wednesday that means something to me. This week, I feel led to share the word “virtuous.” I’ve been taking a different direction in a lot of areas in my life lately (or at least making a good attempt to do so) and I’ve been thinking a lot about Proverbs 31.

Basically, living as a Proverbs 31 woman entails these qualities:  (source- Nora Conrad)

Nora Conrad, writer of “Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman,” says it better than I could ever hope to say it:

  • Remember that you are worthy of God’s grace.
  • Be truthful and faithful.
  • Love others, be good to others and pray for others.
  • Work hard in everything you do.
  • Wake up early and start the day with God. Pray every day and praise our Lord.
  • Study and learn. Enrich your life with knowledge and understanding and become well rounded in your skills.
  • Take advantage of opportunities in business, helping others, and caring for others.
  • Be strong and endure hard times. Put your faith in God to help you when you feel lost.
  • Love and honor yourself; dress well, exercise, behave well.
  • Find a husband who shares your values and love of God.
  • Fear God and honor him in all things.
  • Remember that you are praise worthy and will be rewarded for your work.

I have been thinking a lot about these verses lately, because I know that I have fallen short in many of these areas in recent years. There have been plenty of moments in recent years when I should have served others more. There have been plenty of moments when I haven’t honored God in all things. There have been many days when I didn’t pray. I haven’t studied as much as I should have. And I haven’t done a fantastic job of enduring struggles and putting all my faith in God.

When I examine areas in my life, I know there are lots of shortcomings and lots of areas where I need to do better. Almost every area where I’ve personally struggled in the past few years is outlined in Proverbs 31. It was almost like a bell ringing in my head: “this passage of Scripture is what you need to be working on. This is what you need to live.”

I am going to print off and frame the graphic I created for this blog post. I invite you to do the same.

Have a wonderful, “word-full” Wednesday.

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Word-full Wednesday: resilience

I wanted to find a quote to create a cool printable like I did last week. Truth be told, we have had a difficult week and my heart just wasn’t in it. I just couldn’t find a quote that resonated with me.

I kept coming back to one word, though: resilience.


Resilience. My mama is a great example of resilience. When I was five and my dad was sick for the first time, my mother balanced two jobs, college classes, raising a kindergartner and caring for a sick husband.

My grandmother is resilient. She survived the loss of my grandfather and my uncle.

I’ve seen one aunt and her children survive the loss of my uncle, and stand up, resilient. I’ve seen my uncle and my cousin grieve for the loss of my aunt and show remarkable resilience.

As many examples of resilience as I have in my family, I have no greater example than my Daddy.

In the past three years I have watched my dad endure radiation, several rounds of chemo, seed therapy, several surgeries, septic shock, and lots of hospitalizations.

He never complains and never gets bitter. Even when he feels horrible, when you ask how he’s feeling, the answer is always “I’m fine.”

While I’m aware that he isn’t as strong physically as he used to be, I’m aware that his faith and his spirit are still strong.

While I wish I could change our current situation, I’m grateful for his resilience.

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Word-full Wednesday

“She turned her ‘cants’ into ‘cans’ and her dreams into plans.”~anonymous

Each Wednesday, I’m going to share a word or quote that has some sort of special meaning to us.

The quote above has special meaning for me. There was a time in my life when I had big ideas and plans, but I was too afraid to make them happen.

I made myself believe I couldn’t do it. I remember reading the quote above and deciding right then to stop doubting and start doing.

Since that decision, I have done the following things: gone to graduate school, became a teacher, had two beautiful children, started this blog, and started running again.

Don’t get me wrong: I didn’t do any of these things on my own. I had the grace of God and a supportive family on my side.

Sometimes those nagging doubts and fears come back, but I remind myself that I can do it. I think about everything I’ve already accomplished.

…and I try to turn more dreams into plans!

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Word-full Wednesday

I’m trying something new with my Wednesday posts.

I have seen so many posts this year about “words of the year.” I have never done a word of the year, but as best I can tell, you choose a word that has some special meaning to you. It must be something that you want to live up to, remember daily or just something you want to live by.

I had never really heard of this until last month, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I kept wondering why I’d never heard of it before, and I also kept wondering what word I’d choose.

I’m a little late to this dance, but here’s mine:


Time. Time is the greatest gift you can give someone but I feel like the biggest recipients of my time aren’t who/what they ought to be.

I received The Magnolia Story by Chip and JoAnna Gaines for Christmas and something she said really resonated with me. She talked about how she used to spend so much time and energy trying to be perfect that she didn’t enjoy life and her children to the fullest. I could see myself in what she said and I knew instantly that I needed to make that same change.

I’m refocusing my time. I’m not going to spend so much time worrying about having a perfect house or being a perfect teacher. I’m going to invest that time into my family and my Creator.


How are you spending your time this year?

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