Small Strengths

jun6th2011_032Do you ever have days when everything is just plain difficult? Days when thinking is a chore, doing anything is an obstacle and accomplishing anything is a feat in and of itself. Today is that day for me. I am grateful today that Heavenly Father made my body to breathe and function at a base level on its own.Continue reading “Small Strengths”

Not All Pain Is Bad….

file0001513488121In fact a lot of pain is good. Some days I wish I could blog during my workouts. That is when I have great clarity in my mind and thought process. That also would be a little counterproductive…leaving the workout every time I feel inspiration. My workouts would never get done or they would take me 4-5 hours.Continue reading “Not All Pain Is Bad….”

My Strengths Are My Strengths

Chinese_Symbol_-_StrengthI am not a gym rat, but I truly love a good gut wrenching, sweat inducing, pain causing workout. My preferred workouts are done in the solitary confines of my living room with my good friends Shaun T and Tony Horton. Insanity and P90X2 have brought more moments of pushing through, near barfing and painful strengthening than anything else I have found…for me. I have fallen in love with interval training and muscle confusion, because that is how life goes for me (a little bit of intervals and a lot of confusion).Continue reading “My Strengths Are My Strengths”

How Many Times?

file000736595776-1There is a song by the artist Plumb called “Need You Now”. It is a soul touching song for me. This morning I woke up to it streaming through my mind. When this happens I know it is time to write. This song has been a solace of comfort to me during some recent times of trials. I have sung this song in my truck at the top of my lungs with tears streaming down my face. Today it represents a long night.Continue reading “How Many Times?”

Promises Fulfilled

ImageIt is moving day part A for our little family. We have decided to do this in two chunks, so that our ‘tender’ items can go in a special way to keep them safe. It is a day that we have long looked forward to, because we have felt for a long time that we were meant to live somewhere else.Continue reading “Promises Fulfilled”

Hope Restored

file0001223159267As I drove home from dropping the kids off at school one of the ‘soul touching’ songs that I love came on. There are a few songs that simply reach into your soul and comfort it. The songs change with each life experience.

“Worn” is by Tenth Avenue North. In this simple one word title volumes are spoken. There are times in our lives when the trials just won’t let up. When it seems as though each day brings a new layer of learning. There are days when we ‘let our hope fail’. The heaviness can be almost unbearable to our hearts. It is soul crushing, or is it?Continue reading “Hope Restored”