Review of the Novel “War Torn”

War Torn is a novel written by Wall Street Journal’s best-selling author Jeffrey Wilson. It follows the journey of a service member through pre-deployment, war, and the return home. The struggle with faith is intertwined into the storyline as Jake, the main character, has many questions for God that only he can find the answers

Faith-Based Infertility Resources for Those in a Season of Waiting

There is nothing more faith-testing than going through infertility. It is hard on your marriage, your self-worth, and it tests your faith constantly. I am here to tell you that holding on to your faith will help you brave the battle of infertility. God has perfect timing and while it may not always make sense

WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour Review of “Catch a Dream”

I am honored to review my 3rd book this year from WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book tour.  Author Wendy Brown-Baez stopped by the blog earlier in the week to discuss the healing power of writing.  Her book, To Catch a Dream, was a true journey of faith, healing, and exploration for her. Disclaimers: This

5 Life Lessons Learned While Training For and Completing My First Half Marathon

If you would have asked me a year ago if I would ever think about running a half marathon, I would’ve politely smiled and boldly stated “NO WAY!” Throughout 2013 & 2014, I was pretty competitive in running 5K’s. I even completed the Spartan race in March of 2014. In the summer of 2014, I

Easter and the Dogwood Tree Legend

Did you know the Dogwood bloom is the state flower of North Carolina? While walking my dog on a trail the other day, I was immediately struck by the beauty of white blooms on a lone Dogwood tree.  It was the first bloomed tree I have noticed so far this year. The blooms arrived at

Just One God, Just One-Making it Through Another Pregnancy Announcement

“If only I could hide away from the world online, somehow I feel like my pain would be less. Maybe I could shield my mind from exposure to things that trigger my grief.” These are things I speak to myself daily, when I know deep down inside that I cannot run from this pain and

Recap of the 2018 Military Spouse Wellness Summit

This year was my first time attending the online Military Spouse Wellness Summit organized by InDependent. 2018 marks the third year for this annual event. It is a free online wellness summit that lasts for a week and includes guest speakers on various topics pertaining to health and wellness, daily healthy recipes, exercise plans, financial

The Seven Letter Word that Military Spouses Loathe

In honor of the great Martin Luther King today, I will not remain “silent” any longer “about things that matter.” I know you have heard the term either loosely mentioned in a conversation or plastered into memes. It’s a word that puts all military spouses into a stereotypical category of “not’s.” The word I am