Hawk Nelson

“You are essential, not accidental, you should realize that you are beloved. Let it soak into your soul. Forget the lies; rise above the hurt and listen to these words. You are beloved …Don’t be afraid. Don’t let hope fade. Keep your eyes fixed on the light above. In the heartbreak, in your mistakes,, Read More

My grandma, Marcie Schipma, is 94 years young. And I want to be her when I grow up. My grandma has raised 5 children, has 19 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren and can name them all in order without skipping a beat. When she wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t fall, Read More

  “Staring down the face of fear, gotta keep breathing. When the negative is all you hear, gotta keep believing. ‘Cause in the dark there is a light. Your truth, it keeps on burning bright, makes me brave enough to fight the fight and shout the battle cry. You’ll never stop me; I’m a, Read More

Whose foot is on the gas pedal of your life? If it’s yours, are you a pedal-to-the-medal driver, or a driving-miss-daisy driver? Do you have a need for speed, or are you happiest in the right lane (a.k.a. the slow lane)? I just finished reading Priscilla Shirer’s book titled “God is Able”, and in, Read More

There’s a running joke I have with some girlfriends of mine that “we aren’t quitters!” This may sound like a good thing, but in our case, it means that we are go-getting, over-achieving, multi-tasking women who take on more and more responsibility without eliminating tasks that currently fill our daily schedules. In Body &, Read More

“We always say that we have unspeakable joy, so let our feet do all the talking when our words fall short. We’ve got reason to get up, reason to get down. He done traded our sin for joy, and now that joy wants out—happy dance!” There are times in our life when something happens, Read More

“I was lost but now I found that happiness ain’t joy, just ask around…Then suddenly I knew ya. I felt like hallelujah when I heard you say ‘welcome to the joy,’ the love that never ends where the grace of God renews again and again…The joy of the Lord is my strength!” God welcomes, Read More

  “You gotta fight, stand up strong. You got a fire, so let it burn on. Show ‘em what you’re worth…You gotta roar, get up and shout. Ain’t gonna blend in; go on and stand out. Show ‘em what you’re worth…I’ve been created for a purpose that is solely His—know what I’m worth—aye! Don’t, Read More

It’s hot today where I live. I mean, it’s 98° (I’m writing this before I’ve had breakfast!) and the heat index is 113°, with humidity of 62%. It’s not surprising that we’re under a heat advisory by the US National Weather Service. I’m a summer-lovin’ girl, but that’s hot, even for me. Now I’m, Read More

The perfect fitness plan! Ah, yes. We all want to identify it so that we can achieve our physical goals of proper weight, optimum strength and endurance, and the ideal level of flexibility. We want to be our healthiest, and “perfect” sounds pretty enticing, but is it achievable? We are about 45 days into, Read More