When life gives you lemons…my story.

You never know when your life is about to change. For good or for ill. We take so much for granted as humans. We think we are in control, that the world is an instrument in our fingers, that we are in control of our own destiny, our own bodies, but we aren’t. I found this truth out the hard way. In July of 2004, I flew on an airplane to join my family in Los Angeles, California for a Christian conference. I was 18 years old, and had just graduated from college several days prior, and was getting married…

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So….I broke my toe….😭😭😭

Sometimes life doesn’t go as we planned. Don’t you wish it would? I was sitting on my couch, and got up too quickly and walked RIGHT into my rebounder (the best mini trampoline, best workout in all the world) and hit my second toe right on one of the legs. I moaned in pain and figured it was fine…until I tried to walk ….and then noticed how misshapen it was at the bottom. 😩 😩 😩 I did gymnastics for my entire childhood and only suffered one minor injury, despite years of flipping on 4 inch balance beams 4 feet off the ground,…

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For all you Mom’s…(or if you don’t have a Mom, you still need to watch this video!)

Hi friends! Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and I saw this video today and it made me laugh SO HARD that I thought certainly some other poor bedraggled un having it together Mom out there would enjoy seeing it today too. If you’re a Mom, know that YOU ARE SEEN! You’re doing great! Keep your head up!! (and go take a nap) I know I need one! Goodnight! (Oops, watch the video first. Then take a nap) 🙂 Click below to watch the video! Then go hug your Mom! With lots of love, (and Happy early Mother’s Day!) Catherine

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I’m grateful for you!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Growing up, Thanksgiving was one of my most favorite days of the year. I can still smell the smells of fresh rolls coming out of the oven, my Mom stirring gravy on the stove, and my absolute favorite: chocolate pecan pie. YUM. I would pay a lot of money for a chocolate fudge pecan pie right about now, but I’ll be having a homemade organic cheesecake for dessert tonight, so I can’t complain too much! I just thought you might like the recipe for the cheesecake too so you can make it for your next birthday, holiday, or just…

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Just to brighten your day….

Ok. Maybe only fellow Moms will understand this, but……I saw this on my friend’s Facebook page the other night thought it was so funny that I laughed out loud to myself then showed it to my husband and it is just so….TRUE! If this is your house too (please God don’t let it just be my kids) Then leave a comment and say YES and AMEN! 🙂 Just hope this makes you feel better and brighter today. Lots of love! Catherine

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Don’t give up- word of encouragement for you

I remember when I was so sick 11 years ago. I used to wake up in the mornings feeling like I’d been run over by a truck. I felt so hopeless. I was only 19 and I felt like my life couldn’t get any worse. But God had a different plan for me. He had plans to prosper me, not to harm me, and to give me a hope and a future. Everything hinges on hope. If you have hope, you can weather the most difficult of life’s storms. Without hope, you’re already sunk. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. I used to be…

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