NYC

We spent a few days in New York City over the kids' spring break. Heading into this vacation I kept wondering if we should even try to go on a vacation with a teenager still struggling with some major compulsions and avoidance behaviors due to OCD. And honestly, it was hard. But there were lots …

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another perspective change

I took this photo about 4 months ago while grocery shopping.  I captured it because I just felt like God was teaching me a lesson that day. While waiting to check out, I'd looked at all the food on the conveyor belt and realized how different it looked than a year ago.  Prepackaged foods, convenience …

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Why I stick with Trim Healthy Mama, and bonus Coffee Cake Muffin in a Mug (THM {S}) recipe!

I have been maintaining my weight loss for almost three years now. Sometimes, though, I still have people who wonder why I am still eating the way I am (which apparently seems weird to them!) 😉 I am still sticking with Trim Healthy Mama, and here's why: I believe the balanced view of eating carbs …

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Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Because of the all-encompassing nature of my son's OCD diagnosis and treatment, I've had to step away from some ministry roles within the last month. There is no denying it - I'm sad about this. And more than once I've found myself questioning whether or not I made the right decision to step away, because …

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For He Alone is Worthy

I sat in the church pew alone this past Sunday and sang these words. And God spoke to me. We have had a rough year.  My son was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder in June.  It's not any sort of joke the way people kid each other and say, "you're so OCD!"  It is a serious …

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