It has been a long time everyone. We adopted a little boy 2 years ago and my blogging has taken a back burner for a while so he could be center stage. I still need the encouragement and the daily reminders to "choose contentment", do you ? I plan on becoming active in my blogging again, I hope you can hop back on and join me. See you soon.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
I have always seen change as an opportunity. My mother instilled that in me from a young age. Change is a chance to do something different, see new things, meet new people or to embrace a new idea. With every change of season in my life I find myself getting excited for the change it brings and I embrace it. There is nothing wrong with loving the time you are in but do not be afraid to move on and forward to something new, you may miss another "wonderful" if you dig your heals in and stay put.
Lots of love,
Friday, July 29, 2016
What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
Be content now and choose to appreciate the meaning in all the little things now.
Don't make the mistake of waiting till the end to look back and realize what you had all along was just perfect.
Live today !
lots of love,
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sometimes life gets the best of us, I know I have been there. I become convinced that God must not have any idea what I am going through and I see no hope for finding a conclusion. Then out of nowhere the answer comes, the peace comes, the understanding comes. I get a sweet, ice cold glass of lemonade served to me by God handcrafted by the lemons that kicked my butt the days and weeks and months before. Don't loose hope, hang on to your faith.
Lots of love Kimberley
Friday, October 9, 2015
This is a powerful song from a woman with a powerful voice, listen and let go and know that you are safe because of HIM.
How Can It Be - Lauren Daigle
Lots of love, Kimberley
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Exhale and find that safe place to be real and let it go, you never know who is going through the same thing as you. We are here to sing God's glory and share in this life with others and hold each other up and help each other along towards a relationship with God. If we try to glide through life solo then we are missing the point.
Exhale, it will be OK
Words to the song Exhale- Plumb
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Music really speaks to me. A good song can bring things into perspective, answer a question, change your direction, cheer you up or calm you down. I am very attracted to songs that are written by Artists who went through a tragedy or some kind of experience and the song came to be from that experience. When that song really speaks to me it makes it mean even more to me knowing it came from something real. "Blessings" by Laura Story is one such song. Laura's experience and story is so real and so was her pain from watching her husband go through a brain tumor and surgery and recovery very soon after marrying. Does God answer our prayers by not giving us what we pray for sometimes? I think sometimes He does. He also sometimes answers those prayers as well, but only He knows what the best is for us and that is where faith comes in. What if trials of this life are God's mercies in disguise. Keep having faith to believe my friend. He is near, just hang on.
Blessings by: Laura Story
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Life is fragile, life is short but life is beautiful and precious and full of opportunity even through trials, yes especially through trials. It's ok to fall down and its ok to get down and sickness is not usually invited but you get up and you fight. Even one spark can start a roaring fire. Find your spark and know that to someone somewhere you are the world and you may help them find their spark and remember that they to matter. Even when you think no one sees, don't be fooled, God sees and He has left a spark for you to start an explosion. My sweet baby niece is finding her spark now fighting Leukemia and my cousin who is just taking on the world as a strong amazing young man, he too is finding his spark fighting Leukemia. My brother is spreading his wings starting over his life in a new state and he is finding his spark as well, he is discovering how much he has to offer and that the world is so full of opportunity and his fire is roaring. Keep fighting Clara, Evan and Josh you are an inspiration to everyone around you.
Find your spark !
Enjoy this amazing song and find your spark
Rachel Platten - This is my fight song
Thursday, August 27, 2015
So I am turning Forty at the end of August of this year 2015 and I have not been to thrilled about it to say the least. I mean really, this girl still uses the "Twenty Nine" ( from her 29th birthday cake ) candle on her birthday cake every year from almost Eleven years ago. My Grandfather who passed on in his late Seventies was still 29 till the day he passed so I come from a long line of Young at hearts. I was sharing my distaste for the upcoming event with a friend recently who quickly put me in my place. Don't you love and appreciate those types of friends? Instead of dreading turning Forty she said why not look at it as your Graduation from your Thirties on to your Forties and leaving your Thirties behind you. Why not look at it as a time to be grateful that you survived your Thirties and that you have been given the gift of entering your Forties. She went on to say, start it with Thanksgiving and praise to God and remember all the events that could have kept you from entering your Forties, God brought you through it and has kept you here. Well, she is right and how ungrateful I sounded. In my Thirties we moved three times, I helped my husband build a new Business from the ground up and then closed it four years later and followed a dream to foster and parent at risk youth girls at a Boarding School, paid off over fifty thousand dollars in Business debt, we built a College ministry at Church, I lost two friends/colleagues to suicide, lost two Grandfathers and my husband lost two Grandmothers. I struggled through over two thousand seizures, survived Brain surgery, went on to survive Uterine cancer, went through two years of post cancer surgery issues, helped and loved on a very dear friend as she lost her life to Uterine cancer, took on sudden surgical menopause like a champ, continued to raise and home-school my wonderful daughter, moved to a new state and started over, again. Without God's mercy, grace and guidance I would have never survived and my marriage would never have survived. So I stand corrected, turning Forty is going to be a celebration of God's grace and mercy in my life, a celebration of the gift of life and how precious and delicate it is. Turning Forty is going to be a new beginning and I am so grateful that God has blessed me with more time on this earth to make a difference for him and his Kingdom. I know He is not done with me yet. Forty here I come..........
Cheers ! to turning 40
Love you all,