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"Desperate" Online Book Study Starts Tomorrow!

What: The Book -
Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson
(You can purchase the book at Amazon or I believe you can find it just about anywhere books are sold...I saw one person said they found it at Sam's Club.)

Where: Online Study -
There's an 8-week online book study at and  There are also facebook groups and a "blog tour" which you can find here:

When: Tuesday, January 29 -
It all begins tomorrow.  Find the schedule here.  It's a slow paced reading schedule so even if you're already involved in other studies you'll still be able to keep up.

Why: For encouragement.  To connect with other moms.  To encourage others.  To let other moms connect with you.

Come along for the ride!

Running Gear: A Few of My Favorites

#1 These are a few things I've collected and used over time that have proved worth the money spent.
#2 Everybody runs differently so everybody needs different things...these are just the things that work for me!

Essential...the SHOES:
Mizuno Wave Rider I've worn many a pairs of the Mizuno Wave Rider.  It's a great neutral shoe.  I usually buy last year's model on sale so it doesn't hurt my checkbook quite so badly.  You can click the pic to go to which has become my go-to for decent shoes at a decent price. Second runner up: Nike Air Pegasus For some reason, I experienced a little foot pain not long ago so I went back to these from the Mizuno for a bit and the pain subsided.  I've since gone back to the Mizuno, but it's nice to have something a bit different if you feel like you need a change. Next...the SHORTS: Ok...I just realized that Champion ( ) does not carry my all-time favorite running shorts anymore!  Maybe t…

He Is It.

#1  He IS it.

Isaiah 33

If I think I can't do it - He is my strength.

If I can't save myself (which I NEVER can) - He is my salvation.

If someone wrongs me - He is my justice.

If I do wrong - He is my righteousness.

If I feel like things are falling apart - He is my stability.

If I feel foolish - He is my wisdom.

If I just don't know - He is my knowledge.

If I need to know which way to go - He is my river.
If I feel judged by other, I don't worry because - He is my judge.

If I don't know right from wrong - He is my lawgiver.



I just bought five of these books: Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson.

I'm hoping I can get a few other ladies to read along with me, and have a little girl time either on facebook or here at my house. 

We'll see.  Honestly, I'm just "desperate" to connect with real friends.

Check it all out here and see if you'd like to join me:

While you're there you can enter a giveaway for a spa/mentoring weekend.  Wouldn't that be nice!

With love,

P.S. More giveaways!

I'm sick of you...yeah, you.

#1 Well, maybe it's not you.
#2 But if it is, I'm not sorry.

Have you ever said, "I just can't memorize Scripture"?  (I'm sure you had SO many good reasons.)
If so, then I'm talking to you.

I want you to know that you just have to WANT TO.  It's all about priorities, right?

It being a brand new year I suggest you add Scripture memorization to your list of resolutions.


So we can be like the psalmist and say, "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11So we can take the "sword" with us wherever we go as we put on the armor of God. (Ephesians 6:17)So we can be more like Christ Himself, who was ready for every scheme of Satan when he was tempted in the wilderness. (Matthew 4:1-11)Here's some ideas to get you started or to help you if you're stunted:
Grab the verse(s) you'd like to memorize and a piece of fruit (I had half a grapefruit)...slice it up then read your ve…