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She sat at the water’s edge and allowed the tears to flow as if a gentle river streamed down her face. She was filled with frustrations of what the world was filling her with. She had started to date a man who could not commit to a relationship, empty friendships where gossip began to be the main ingredient, a divide within her own family and overall feelings of emptiness no matter how much money was in her bank account or what type of car and home she owned. She’d describe her overall life as empty just one year ago. Today...

WORDS

WORDS

Over the last few months many have asked me how I have gotten to where I am in my life. First, I would not be where I am today without God’s grace, unwavering love, and forgiveness but there is one major lesson which has been a game changer for me. WORDS; literally! The words you choose to speak to others and yourself have the power to either sink you or allow you to fly.  I was reminded of this over this past week specifically one situation comes to mind. I was shopping for a new motorcycle jacket for the anticipated...

pASSIONS

pASSIONS

I had left the gym feeling so alive! I was well on my way to training for my first half marathon with hopes of doing a marathon one day. I never thought I’d transition from being a fitness competitor to a runner, but I was beginning to feel the runners high in this new season of training and my body was welcoming the change in training. I went home that day never thinking it would be exactly 2 years until I walked into a gym again. Nobody saw it coming……at least I didn’t. I had taken so much for granted;...

peace

peace

The sweet aroma of a lavender vanilla scented candle filled her home while the world around her was still asleep. The clock read 3:30am and the streetlights illuminated the dark roads of her peaceful neighborhood. Many go through their lives believing that life would be so much more enjoyable and “easier” if only the circumstances and environments around them would change. It is human nature to want those changes to benefit ourselves. We feel that it is only during those quiet and picture-perfect moments that true peace can be experienced. Reality is that life rarely smells like a lavender vanilla...

life lessons

life lessons

As I reflect upon my 37th birthday celebrated yesterday it was one that will always stand out among them all. It was my first birthday as a Christian. Where many people celebrate themselves, God had me bathing in his love and being grateful for all I have in my life and how I will be able to leave this planet a better place someday. 37 years really is a tiny fragment of eternity and I have gained a significant amount of wisdom over the years. Whether I was a child living carefree running through a dandelion filled field or among...

BE REAL

BE REAL

BE REAL, the chapter in the current book I am reading, Authentically, uniquely You by Joyce Meyer. Two words that carry so much meaning and power which kept speaking to me loudly over the last few weeks. When I set out to begin sharing my writing that was one of my personal goals – BE REAL. Grab your coffee, tea, or water and allow me to BE REAL with you. Many don’t know that February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month, but I do because it is a mental health illness that is near a dear to my heart. For...

FREEDOM

FREEDOM

Is not the disappearance of pain and suffering RATHER the emergence of compassion rooted in the pain and suffering Is not a life void of disappointment RATHER cultivating an unexpected joy Is not having all your dreams come true RATHER watering ones that do with gratitude Is not ever feeling lonely RATHER being able to sprout in the loneliness Is not always flying high RATHER growing wings to do so FREEDOM is allowing yourself to feel confined while being set free

SURVIVOR

SURVIVOR

***This is a story based on real events that some may find disturbing. Discussion of mental health and suicide are discussed. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out and get help. The fight is worth it. Canada suicide prevention – 833-456-4566 National Suicide Prevention – 1-800-273-8255*** ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “I thought you were dead. I was so scared.” My friend said to me as I sat across from her at a circular table in a sterile hospital café surrounded by painted green walls. As I sit flipping through pages of a journal dated January 2015 I read and...

SURRENDER

SURRENDER

It was a bitter cold winter’s day, but the sun was piercing through the kitchen window sending a sweet bright yellow aroma throughout the main floor of my cozy home. As I sat in meditation which is a daily spiritual practice of mine the thought came to me, “I wonder what people really think about God? They must have questions, ideas and curiosities that go unanswered.” I know I sure did prior to having a better understanding of who God truly is and what the Bible teaches about Him.  I pushed that thought aside and continued into prayer for my...

Welcome

Welcome

It was as though someone was sitting beside me on my cream coloured sofa digging their elbow into my ribs but nobody was there! After months of my ribs starting to feel as though they were becoming bruised I could no longer ignore the nudges. I now know these were nudges from God. I did not need to consult or obtain approval from anyone to start this blog. I’ve been called to share the valley and mountain top moments of what life has taught me so far. A valuable lesson over the last few months is that when God nudges...