Thank you so much for visiting my blog. This is a story about 1 girl and her journey to make herself and her family healthy spiritually, mentally and physically. Throughout my journey I have successes and "learning opportunities". I share them all here - the good, the bad and the ugly. As I grow and learn, I will share it here.

Monday, January 1, 2018



God has wasted no time in stepping on my toes in 2018. God put on my heart this devotional, Made to Crave, a few months ago. I even joined the plan on my Youversion Bible app. However, I never started it. God kept tugging on my heart over and over. Well this morning, I started it.

Well God had a message for me today, in more ways than one. This one stepped on my toes and hurt quite a bit.

"I had to get honest enough to admit that I relied on food more than I relied on God. I craved food more than I craWved God.
Chocolate was my comfort and deliver. Cookies were my reward. Salty chips were my joy. Food was what I turned to in times of stress, sadness and even in happiness" ~ Lisa Tykhurst, Made to Crave 21 day Devotional Plan, Youversion Bible app.

My word for the year is FAITH! God is already getting started!!!!!1 Ready or not here we go!!!!!!!

Word of the Year: FAITH

Each year I pray for God to give me a word that will help guide, focus and draw me back to His plan for my life.

Last year, the word was "change".  The scripture was Isaiah 64:8 talking about that He is the potter and we are the clay.  Change was good, bad and hard throughout the year and there were a BUNCH of BIG changes all throughout the year.  In fact it became almost comical every time a big change occurred.  However, I took comfort in knowing he was molding me into his image.  

This year, the word came to me early in December.  The word scared me as much as change did last year.  That word could go in so many different directions.  


I had to wait a little longer for Him to give me the scripture to go with it.   When it came was both comforted and scared about the year to come.  You see, when God puts as many "changes" in your life as He did in mine last year, you begin to get a little nervous.

The scripture was Matthew 21:21 Jesus replied, Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.  

I am not sure what the mountain(s) will be this year, but after last year I know God's Got This!!!  God is stirring something in me.  I do not know what it is, but I feel the stirring in my soul.    God is preparing me for something and I have to just follow the course until He reveals the "mountain".

Monday, January 23, 2017

Impossible to Hard

GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

We just found out how much Scott will get in unemployment.  It is more what we needed each month on our very tight budget.  

We just went from impossible to hard. 
With God's help we can do this!!!!!  

Praising God through the trials!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Change Sucks

Sometime change sucks!!!!!!! There I said it.  It is hard to change the budget and chisel away at it as far as you can.  Then to still come up short for the month on only my teacher salary, well it just sucks. 

Scott and I talked about it last night.  Even with all this, we are at peace.  We feel the prayers of everyone – please keep them coming.  The hardest part, is we don’t know how long this is going to last.  We find out soon how much Scott will get in unemployment insurance. We know how much the budget is short and exactly what we need.  We know God’s got this and he will provide one way or another. 

Positive side of this change – Scott and I have never been closer than we are right now.  Our communication about everything going on and sharing how we are feeling is bringing us closer.  

#change #Godsgotthis

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Change Has Started

2017 has started off with a bang. 

Change has started whether I like it or not. 

Today Scott found out he was being laid off.  This is very scary.  I have to keep remembering that when God gave me the word change, HE also let me know that He has got this.  I am thankful, I was off today from work to help my son with a college registration problem.  I was home when Scott got the news.  We were not expecting this and we are not where we would like to be financially.  I was glad that we had time to catch our breath and start to make some plans/ changes in how things would be here in our house. 

I am thinking back on the verse I have for this year. 

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

Potters have tools!  Sharp tools that cut into the clay.   If I am the clay, those tools may inflict a little pain or discomfort.  Change can be good, but right now this one is painful. 


Monday, January 9, 2017

Word for 2017

Every December I begin asking God for a word for the next year.  Every word I have gotten in the past has come with a specific scripture that goes with it. 

December 2016 was no different.  I began to pray for a word.  Right after Christmas, I got a word – but I did not like this word and I wrestled/argued with God that it could not be the right word.  FYI – Not a good thing to argue/wrestle with God, HE wins every time.  I yelled, pouted, grumbled, and sighed – I DID NOT WANT THIS WORD!!!!!  I AM NOT GOOD WITH THIS WORD and neither is my family. 

Yes – I threw a two year old with a touch of teenager temper tantrum. 

I told Scott what I thought the word was but no scripture was coming to mind at first.  Then it came – not the word – but what it would entail.  

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

You see the word is CHANGE.  I really do not like change.  It scares me.  I really was still fighting this word.  Then I finally told a good friend and Elder at our church about the word and the temper tantrum.  He simply said that he wanted to confirm that word for me.  He with some other elders had been praying about change (I can’t remember the specifics, but it related to change.)
I don’t like the word, but I am now beginning to accept it.  I also felt like God was saying it will not be easy, but I’ve got this. 

2017 – Here we go  #change #Godsgotthis 

Friday, February 26, 2016

n = 1

Scott will be writing some blogs posts in the near future.  I have added a tab for his posts.  He is calling his posts (I added Mr. K's Journey): 

A Statistical Sample of One
Mr. K's Journey

I can't wait to see what he will be blogging about!