No one is going to stand up at your funeral and say, "She had a really expensive couch and great shoes".

Don't make life about stuff.


The nitrogen in our DNA,
The calcium in our teeth,
The iron in our blood,
The carbon in our apple pies
were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.
We are made of star stuff.

- Carl Sagan


Our generation is becoming so busy trying to prove that women can do what men can do, that women are losing their uniqueness.  Women weren't created to do everything a man can do.  Women were created to do everything a man can't do.


It can be tempting to think that defining moments of our lives happen on stages, in front of cameras, in our best outfit, when people are paying attention — heroic moments, important speeches, poetic words, generous deeds — done for all the world to see and give us an acceptance 'check'.

But the defining moments of our hearts and spirits happen in much darker, quieter spaces and times, often when no one is watching — no one is applauding.  And it's not the moment you win the battle...it's not the moment of glory or victory that defines you.

It's the moments you fall down but get back up, it's the moments you crack but allow His Grace to shine through, it's the scary terrifying times where you let His Peace reign in your heart, when failure kicks you down but His unending, enduring love compels you to get back up again — weak but strong, sinner yet saved, lost now found.


Relationships never die a natural death.  They are murdered by Ego, Attitude, and Ignorance.


Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life for you to find the David within you.


I'm smarter because I had to be, I'm smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I've known, and now wiser because I learned.


Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.