Fifty Shades of Grey – A real story of abuse

fifty shades of grey

I’ve never been the type of woman who is attracted to a guy who showers me with gifts, fancy dinners, or anything money can buy. Nor do I desire to be pursued by a man haunted by his past demons and his need for control. (the plot of Fifty Shades of Grey) I’ve already experienced those type of men. Power hungry, manipulative, abusive, wealthy Continue Reading

Not Measuring Up

Preapproved By God

(yes you see a cracked screen, this is my life: broken.) Can I be real with you about me and measurements? First off, I don't own a scale and never plan to buy one. I don't believe in measuring myself by a number on a scale. If my jeans fit, I'm doing good. If they are tight, I know when I'm eating too much ice cream or chips and salsa. Like Continue Reading

Would You Love A Friend Like This?

Sometimes I see a real life story that shakes my heart to the core and I have to share. How many of us are this brave and willing to love like this? Tears... Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15: 13   For the story with amazing photos, visit HERE. (email subscribers, if you can't see Continue Reading

Video Inspiration: Perspective From a 91 Year Old

(Subscribers to view this video, please visit my blog to see video, or find it on YouTube Jump Shot) I love perspective that is positive, especially when it comes from the older generation. So often life's disappointments leads to bitterness and disillusionment. We see it in assisted living centers all the time. Faces sunken with sadness. No Continue Reading

The First Step Towards Starting Something New

First Steps

Do you feel scared when you start something new? Does the learning process feel foreign? Logically we know this awkward feeling is normal, but that doesn't dismiss our insecurity or fear. So how do we move forward in the face of the unknown, the unfamiliar, the scary, the new? Step. Wobble. Step. Wobble. Step, step, step. Wobble a bit Continue Reading

Never Measuring Up

Setting the Bar in Your Life

Do you have super high standards for yourself? If so, join my club. I'm my own worse critic. Probably a perfectionist. I notice areas of my life where I miss the bar all the time. My personal expectations are too high and I'm too small. Questions I'm considering: Who set the bar so high in the first place? Me? A boss? Your peers? A parent? Continue Reading