Roller Coaster Marathon

People are telling us that we are in a marathon that will be like a roller coaster with ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns. Our roller coaster marathon started two weeks ago when our daughter began to experience labor contractions at 24 1/2 weeks into her pregnancy. Confirming with her doctor that…

Boundaries: Learning To Respond and Not React

I got stuck. Multiple times I tried to put words on this blog page about responding versus reacting when our boundaries have been pushed or challenged and each time ended with erasing every word I had written. I truly felt stuck to publish this post, especially after I put it out there on Facebook that I…

The Secret to Spiritual Transformation

I was standing in line at Starbucks waiting to order when I felt the vibration from my phone telling me I had a new text message. Waiting was inevitable as I looked towards the cashier counting multiple heads in front of me so I pulled out my phone to see who had text me. The text was…

Daily Pain?

One of my favorite things about France was seeing all the people carrying their “daily pain” from the tiny bakeries that dotted every street. I soon learned that pain in French means bread and that french people love their pain and I wanted what they had! I wanted to walk to the bakery every day…

The Good is Him

This is Brodie. The doggie I didn’t want. Several years ago after losing our beloved Golden Retriever Sadie I was not looking for another doggie. Our daughter, who had just fallen in love with her new Chiweenie puppy, thought it would be a great idea to rescue another small doggie to keep her little puppy…

Reducing Anxiety!

Such a fun morning exploring Papago Park in Arizona. Climbing up the beautiful red rock formed millions of years ago produced anxiety in me as I trekked up the incline of sliding rocks searching for a strong footing. I charged through and with some helping hands of those already enjoying the view from the top, I…

The Big Reveal!

The Big Reveal! Lifeovercoffeeblog.com When I was in my early thirties, my husband and I were playing a round of golf with several of our friends from church. The nine hole, short course was fun but also challenging. I stepped up to the tee to drive the ball to the green. Looking into the setting…

Taste and See That The Lord Is Good!

Taste and See That The Lord Is Good! One year ago today… I was on my way to speak at Mt. Hermon for the Church of The Foothills Women’s Retreat. The weekend was going to be my first time at Mt. Hermon and the focus for the weekend would be peace. Hit from behind by…

Hacked on the First Day of the New Year

Hacked on the First Day of the New Year Finding Joy Yup – got the text from my bank and then the fraud unit call that they had detected unusual activity on my debit card. New York, Arkansas, Maine, and Arizona saw activity today on the first day of the new year from my card…

Limits or No Limits?

Limits or No Limits? Uncovering the Truth About Limits At this time of year especially (well OK at ALL times of the year!) I don’t want any limits on my food, my energy, my gift giving and receiving, my fun and all the other things that I LOVE! I want to have it all and…