365 Days Better

Today, January 17, 2018, marks 365 days surgery free!!! For months I have been looking at this date on the calendar anxiously awaiting its arrival. I know it’s just a day. Nothing magical happened at midnight, I didn’t wake up a different person, but today I can say that I feel better right now than […]

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The sneaky “steal joy”

This past Sunday morning I had one desire… just one. I wanted to go to church, put my kids in their classes and spend my morning in worship. Corporate worship is something I love and I was practically fantasizing about standing in a room full of people with my hands spread high singing at the […]

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Four ways to set your New Years goals up for success

It’s a New Year! And we’ll soon be bombarded with a billion ways to make ourselves “better”. What I wanted to do this morning is provide four short and easy ways to set you up for success no matter what your New Years goals or plans are! 1. Don’t dishonor yesterday’s “you” There seems to […]

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A Blue(ish) Christmas

I love the Christmas season. I love all the Christmas things. The decorations, parties, trees, the hustle and bustle, and of course the season of non-stop 24 hours a day Christmas music… Lets just say I’m not mad… unless you are playing “Last Christmas” or Elvis’s “Blue Christmas”… in that case I’m going to need […]

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Two year anniversary

Anniversaries are important to me. I’m not much for New Years resolutions, but I really can get nostalgic over anniversaries. The time we have passes so quickly and our lives are so full, that I think it’s important to stop and take stock of how far we’ve come in a year. Last year on my […]

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Beautifully You Profile – Friede Taylor

Today’s Story comes from Friede: Friede (pronounced “Free-dah”)Taylor may not be a name you recognize, but I guarantee you that angels whisper about her passion. In my life I have had two distinct visions of Jesus, and one of them was at the prayer of this woman, whom I affectionately refer to as “mama” Friede. […]

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Beautifully You Profile – Emily

Today’s story comes from Emily: Growing up as part of a family with roots in the Middle East, from a young age Emily possessed a deep appreciation for the spiritual and physical needs of people around the world in impoverished states. In fact, it was at 7 years old, Emily’s dream to become a nurse […]

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Beautifully You Profile – Angel

Today’s Beautifully You Profile comes from Angel: A Fitness instructor since 1999, Angel was diagnosed with meningioma in 2009, an advanced tumor growing on her brain stem. With faith and her family at her side, she endured a 14 hour craniotomy. When she woke, not only had she experienced facial paralysis, but she also learned […]

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Beautifully You – Bethany

Today’s story comes from Bethany: A few years ago I was in a season where the promises of God seemed very distant and impossible.  I was frustrated, hurt and doubtful that what He said could ever be reality. Standing in my kitchen one normal Monday morning I was making breakfast for my kids.  I had […]

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Beautifully You – Angela

Today’s story comes from Angela: Four months ago, I had a lead role working for a high-end fashion retailer creating and opening new stores as well as being the lead stylist for our men’s department. I enjoyed the job itself immensely, but had experienced enough political nonsense and decided that being micro managed with condescending […]

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