Week after week I sat with my mom in the pews, yes actual church pews, they had cushions but were old fashioned straight backed wooden pews. I followed along and took my mom and our church community at their word. This is what we did. This is how we connected with God.
That was my life and experience throughout most of the 70’s and 80’s until, January 3, 1989 sitting in yet another church, in more hard, wooden straight backed pews but this time something was different. Something changed and I started to believe for myself in the God I had only experienced from the outside. Something shifted inside me and I started my personal spiritual journey.
It was exciting, full of promise but mostly full of hope for tomorrow. Always hope for tomorrow even when my todays weren't or aren't that great.
My connection with God over the last 31 years has given me that continual hope for which I am so grateful.
What this personal spiritual journey has not given me is wealth, or 100% health, or an easy, burden free life.
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I am a mom, so I can admit, we can be hard to buy for sometimes. Especially on a budget, which most of the time, our sweet kids no matter what their ages, are on a budget when shopping for Christmas gifts right? Honestly I am too! I don't know anyone who isn't!
I decided to help by giving you a few ideas mom will love and may not already have on hand, or if she does have some of these, she may need an upgrade (I especially like the beautiful insulated French Coffee press - hint hint family...)
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Are you a last minute shopper like me? Do you like to give useful, practical gifts that also feel personal?
I have spent some time looking in to a few thoughtful, easy gift ideas. Some of these are gifts that keep on giving too so your friends and family will enjoy them all year long and you will know you have gifted them something they really enjoy and will use!
Check these out, check off that shopping list and relax for the holidays!
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Fashion is not my strength. By "fashion" I mean even something as simple as choosing an outfit for each day.
I am a stay at home, home school mom turned, work from home mom so I have tons of flexibility with how I dress each day. I could choose to live in leggings and big t-shirts and some days I do however, living that way every day is not good for my self esteem and also not good for business.
Do you find yourself longing for more? Do you feel happy or do you feel like you are running out of time, not living the midlife you want or spending time doing the things you want to do? Honestly, I feel all of those things and I am sure you do to.
At midlife, society has us believing that life is over and that we are supposed to slow down and wind down our lives. Who is this “society”? I sure would like to meet them and tell them exactly how wrong they are!
LET’S DEFINE HAPPY
Midlife ladies, if you are like me the no bra option is no longer an option for reasons we are all individually well aware.
Younger ladies – I say it all the time and will say it again – midlife is coming for you too. You may laugh now but hopefully those of us telling our tales and storing them on our blogs for all to see will help you in the future! It’s not a bad thing – just something you will deal with when the time comes!
One of my favorite midlife you tubers Allison Moore Smith @midlifecredo has a video about being proud of our age and stage in life. I love it! Please watch it!
I also saw this gem on Allison's site - I'm a fan, of both MidlifeCredo and this quote!
The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it.
On that note, I think we are all looking great ladies, balancing this delicate stage of not trying to dress like we are 16 but embracing fun, brave, stylish fashion choices that express our personalities and celebrate the lives we are living!
We still need help though right? Encouragement and information about necessities in life and bras are one of those things. So here we go...
My search for the best backless, strapless
Work with Heidi, Founder of #thesosblog
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