Captivating Resilience

This post originally appeared on Life has this peculiar way of sending unexpected adventures. Sometimes they are fun and leave us breathless and glowing; other times we are left in a tailspin with the comical birds and stars floating around our heads. But, what I have noticed through my years of adventuring this great […]

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He doesn’t change His mind…

“God doesn’t change his mind about what He gave you.  If the devil can get you to think your gifts and callings are so little that you don’t use them, he can starve you.” – Steven Furtick I’ve been doing  a lot of thinking when it comes to this little blog and to be honest, […]

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The Kindness of Neighbors

When Carlos and I moved into our new house here in New Mexico, we literally knew no one.  It wasn’t an unfamiliar gesture for us since we are military and our moves usually constitute us not knowing a lot, if any, people when we first get settled.  But this move was so different because our […]

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The Books on my Shelf—pt. 4

The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth by Juliet Gauvin Elizabeth is the leading divorce lawyer in San Francisco but after her Great Aunt Mags dies, she drops everything and moves to Ireland in order to make sense of the life that she created based on a lie. This is my first “romance” novel and although I […]

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Welcome to Clovis: Traci’s Garden

Traci’s Greenhouse is incredible.  It was the first “mom and pop” store I ventured into back in the fall.  They were hosting their annual customer appreciation night complete with wine, sweet treats, sandwiches, and potted plant.  It was the perfect introduction for me and I had such a great time.  Everything about Traci’s Greenhouse is […]

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May in Review + June Tending

I don’t think I have ever been more ready for summer.  The winter was exceptionally mild and I only saw snow a handful of times but I can’t help but to be giddy over the feeling of summer’s arrival.  The warm sun on my skin, laying on the hammock at night while the stars come out, walks around […]

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May: a prayer

Lord, what a fresh start a new season brings.  With this new season I am reminded that we are made new in you everyday.  As humans, we put so much pressure on ourselves to take on the burdens of the world that truly don’t matter.  You ask us to love you and to love each other.  Nothing […]

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Hair by Alberto and a Wedding

Like so many other places I have lived, Florida holds a very special place in my heart.  It’s a second home to me not because of the length of time I lived there but because of how much I grew while I was tanning on the beaches and drinking all the cocktails.   Florida was supposed […]

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The Books on my Shelf–pt. 3

The Journey and the Dance by Christian Michael This book was written by a good friend of mine and I devoured it literally in one day.  It’s an easy read but also a bit fantastical.  Christian’s ability to weave Fantasy theme with a faith-filled background amazed me.  Most stories like this tend to be overkill […]

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