He Didn’t Forget- A Valentine’s Day story

For Valentine’s Day, I received my favorite lip gloss and a beautiful bracelet from my husband. He is so amazing and thoughtful! However, I WAS surprised that he didn’t get me flowers. . .For the past 8 years he has always given me flowers, that he arranges himself, and a card.  He made me breakfastRead more

So long 2016- Hello 2017!

What a year! A lot happened in 2016, both in the world and in my personal life. Good things and bad things, sad things and happy things. I wanted to give up MANY times but I didn’t. I’m sure a lot of you felt the same way, but honestly, that is what got me throughRead more

If I Could Turn Back Time

Thirteen years ago, I was a very different person. If I could go back, let’s say 15 years, I honestly don’t think I would change a thing about it. Fifteen years ago I was in college, making really poor choices, doing really dumb things, but I still don’t think I would go back and changeRead more

Attitude of Gratitude

As we start to settle into November, I am always reminded about being thankful and having an attitude of gratitude.  The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I remember the first time I read that verse, I thought, “Wow, IRead more

Truth Squad

Does my butt look big in these jeans?  Honestly, I would be ok if you said, “Yes,” because I’m lacking in this area . Anyone else find it hard to answer questions like that? Especially when it pertains to someone you love, or really care about? If you ask me a question that you probablyRead more

Follow Your Heart

I have a life post for you all tonight. It’s something that has been on my mind for awhile now. I keep seeing these t-shirts and pieces of wall art everywhere that say, “Follow Your Heart”. I always say to myself, “That is NOT sound advice.” I was looking ahead in my daily calendar and inRead more

Baked Bacon and a Blueberry Blitz

For the past 18 days I have been making healthier food choices. I am not on a DIET. I’m seriously trying to make a lifestyle change here. I want to be healthier, not skinnier (although that would be nice) and I want to feel better. I’m tired of taking meds for things that could beRead more

Today is Thanksgiving

As you read this post, it is Thanksgiving day. The Mister and I have woken up early to get the turkey in the oven and my house is clean and we are lying around in our pajamas just waiting until around 10AM to heat the food that was prepared late last night. Hopefully it didRead more

10 Years of Sobriety

Hi! My name is Leslie and I’m a grateful believer in Jesus Christ celebrating 10 years of sobriety from drugs, alcohol, pornography and still struggling with codependency and anger. Ten years ago today was the first day that I decided I would no longer drink alcohol or do illegal drugs. It has also been tenRead more