Living With Gusto

Is Playing Safe Holding You Back?

  I read a great article I wanted to share with you. Do you struggle with rejection and what it does to you? Read this:  https://www.headspace.com/blog/2016/11/01/playing-safe-holding-back/ Oh yes, I struggle with it all the time!! When I first released my cards on Etsy, it was with great trembling and gasping breath! lol Same with when… Continue reading Is Playing Safe Holding You Back?

Inspiration, Raw Honest Brave

Are You Believing Lies?

So many of us hold as truth the myths, or lies, that govern our lives, our choices, and our behaviors! I know I did (at time I still do, I'm sure). BUT...Who taught us these lies/myths we believe are true? The old adage "If you tell a lie long enough it becomes truth to you"… Continue reading Are You Believing Lies?

Inspiration

Priority #1

Do you know what our first priority is? To love God. Not try harder or work harder or strive to get it right to be enough for Him. Just simply love Him. It’s all He ever wants from us. Really. Just love Him. Like a little child loves a parent. They don’t work hard at… Continue reading Priority #1

Inspiration, Keepin' It Real

Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

So here’s the deal. It’s NOT always sparkle and shine in my life. There are days like this week when I am burdened for a precious friend and feel helpless in the situation. When I am a bit tired of working, parenting alone, being this age with kids, being indoors, wanting something fun, loneliness, just… Continue reading Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

Words To Help

YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

You ARE amazing!! I finally began to believe that about myself after a few days of saying it out loud in front of the mirror. The year was 2008. For most of my life I'd felt "less-than" so it took a bit of making a firm choice and perseverance to follow this program.   I'd… Continue reading YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

Keepin' It Real

Doubt is Unbelief

Stop doubting and believe! John 20:27 Jesus' disciples had just been through the worst time of their lives. Jesus, their  teacher and friend, had been killed and placed in a tomb. Three days later when some of the disciples told Thomas they had seen Jesus as the risen Lord, Thomas told them he had to… Continue reading Doubt is Unbelief

Keepin' It Real

Too Exhausted For Goals!

January. Ugh. People are like, “Oh I love the beginning of a new year! I’m setting my intentions. I’m writing my goals. I’m picking a new theme or word of the year”. And I’m like, “Nope, just let me crawl back into bed.”   In Michigan where I live it’s one of the grayest, dreariest… Continue reading Too Exhausted For Goals!

Living With Gusto

Wings and Dreams

Is there a goal or dream niggling at your heart? Do you have big plans on the back burner that you have only shared with your trusted friend? Perhaps you are just a leetle bit afraid to dream BIG for fear of disappointment. I understand that. I've been there! But you know what? This 2018… Continue reading Wings and Dreams

Inspiration, Living With Gusto

Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

So here’s the deal. It’s NOT always sparkle and shine in my life. There are days like this week when I am burdened for a precious friend and feel helpless in the situation. When I am a bit tired of working, parenting alone, being this age with kids, being indoors, wanting something fun, loneliness, just… Continue reading Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

Living With Gusto

Does It Seem Impossible?

Fear can keep you from attaining something you want.   Whether you think it's possible or not depends on the way you see yourself.   Believe that you are capable of anything and you will be.   Some days it feels like just getting through the day is impossible! But don't ya know? I make… Continue reading Does It Seem Impossible?