Welcome to my blog!
This blog contains my perspective on issues and the difficulties we face in today’s world and in our own personal daily lives with the end goal of bringing light into darkness and how to ultimately live in peace throughout it all!
My mission is to share the knowledge and wisdom I have acquired through my own personal experiences with the many trials and challenges I’ve faced in the past 10+ years.
I am a two-time cancer survivor and a mother of a child who also survived cancer, all within six years of each other, but health issues aren’t the only battles I have faced. Trials come in many different forms. It really doesn’t matter what kind of trials you are facing, what matters is how you will overcome them.
With each trial I have overcome, I have become stronger and more courageous. I have become bolder and I have found my voice – something I desperately needed to do. I’ve learned to stand firm in my convictions, values, and beliefs, and never waiver even if it means I have to do it alone. I have gained wisdom through experience and have found out what works and what doesn’t. My trials have humbled me and taught me to never take anything for granted and everything, absolutely everything can be conquered if you have the right attitude, positive mindset, and determination. Trials have taught me to live each day to its fullest and put everything into perspective. I know what darkness looks like and feels like due to some very real painful journeys that were out of my control, and that is the gauge in which I use to measure all other issues that come my way. That is why I look at everything now with a new perspective. My trials within the past 10+ years have taught me more lessons than a lifetime of my easy going life. Without my trials, these character traits would have never been developed. Today, I’m thankful for my trials as they have made me into who I am today and were the sole catalyst to my seeking more, wanting more, and an overwhelming eagerness to grow in every aspect of my life.
I live a life of gratefulness, thankfulness, and joy! I count my blessings in everything and I look at each day of my life as a gift from God and know I’m here for a greater purpose. I believe it is to share my story with others in order to plant a seed of hope within them as they struggle through their trials. My mission is to help others in any way I can. I have always had a heart and a passion to help both those in need and the brokenhearted by interceding and offering any assistance. Now, I’m able to accomplish this on a different level as I share the life-changing lessons that helped me heal from my own brokenness.
I am blessed with a beautiful family. I have two children who are walking in God’s truth as they’ve now entered their young adult lives, and a dedicated, loyal husband who has stood by me in good times and in bad, and through sickness and in health – just like the vows say! We just recently celebrated our 25th year wedding anniversary! He puts his wife and his children first, above all things, as any noble husband and father should.
I am not, have never been, and will never be a victim of my circumstances.
Thankfully, I serve a God who provides. He led me to the life-changing information that provided all the answers to our never-ending questions, “Why?” I did not accidentally stumble upon these answers from God, I fervently sought them out.
I give God the glory for waking me up through each and every trial He has allowed to enter my life! He has always provided me with what I needed. He has given me eyes that see and ears that hear through His prompting to seek Him in my darkest days for answers only He can provide. He continues to mold me into who He wants me to be with each trial I face and throughout my continued walk with Him.
I believe He is using me to plant seeds in others through the lessons I’ve learned through the difficult trials I have endured, the choices I’ve made, the faith I’ve kept, and the amazing, wonderful peaceful outcome in my life. I have chosen to become better, not bitter! I have been humbled by those who have called little old me an inspiration and the impact I’ve had on their lives. It is true, God does give you double for your trouble…if you are obedient and keep the faith and ultimately and humbly surrender to Him.
Isaiah 61:7 (NLT)
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
Zechariah 9:12 (HCSB)
Return to a stronghold, you prisoners who have hope; today I declare that I will restore double to you.
This is what I want to share through this blog. I thank you for allowing me to share my perspective with you. It is incredibly therapeutic for me to write about my life experiences and everything I’ve learned through them. Horrible trials are all for a beautiful purpose. Lessons. If we are humble enough to learn the lessons through our trials, and if we are brave enough, we will share them with those we see going through difficulties to provide hope to them during their pain. If received, they will, in turn, do the very same when they see others struggling in their trials and we will have created a beautiful ripple effect of positive influence by simply sharing our stories of pain and triumph to those who are in need of hope.
This blog is my voice and my truth. It is the philosophies in which I live by and the values in which I hold onto. It is what has been taught to our children and are the principles by which our family lives by. This blog is a representation of who I am.
I know I am a work in progress and I embrace it. We learn from our mistakes as well as our trials. As Joyce Meyer says, “I’m not where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be.” That’s what it’s all about! Learning. Growing. Moving in the right direction every single day!
I pray this blog brings you hope in the trials you are facing. Please feel free to interact and share your own perspective or life experiences and the lessons you’ve learned in the comments. And if you’re struggling, reach out and ask for help.
If any of my posts truly do help you, please share them with your friends so you can plant a seed of hope within them as well. I would love to hear your feedback!