My Story

These posts are manly about my life story and testimony.

The Smith’s Are Having a Baby!

This has got to be the most exciting post I have ever written!  It is a very personal message from my husband and I. In January we celebrated our 5-year wedding anniversary.  The memories we have made together are treasures that we will always be grateful for.  Our marriage has been full of hardships, and joys, and of course everything in between.  It has been the two of us, best friends experiencing life abundantly. In the last year our desire for being parents one day have grown exponentially.  We daydream about having a bigger family, sharing experiences with our children, and leaving a legacy.  We submitted our desire before the Lord and prayed that we would have a child in God’s timing. We are thrilled

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Colton Dixon American Idol Semi-Finalist

Colton Dixon just recently made it as a Top 24 contestant on American Idol Season 11!  The interesting thing about Colton is that he actually made it quite far with the judges in last year’s American Idol Season 10, but for some reason, he was not chosen as a Top 24.  This young man has been gifted so much talent, and I believe God has a perfect plan for him!  You see Colton was very revealing about his faith in Jesus, and since his first run on American Idol, he has grown quite a large community of fans, many being Christians. My husband and I first met Colton after the first season of American Idol he had auctioned for.  My husband had the opportunity to

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Fasting For My Marriage – 40 Day Fast Beginning February 22nd!

My church has encouraged the congregation to do a 40 day fast together.  I was deeply touched by last weeks sermon, which gave more understanding to why I should fast.  I also want to encourage you, if you feel that the Lord is leading you to do so, to fast with us. Please watch this 40 min sermon from Pastor Chuck: JUBILEE: POWER & PROMISE OF FASTING! from Crossroads Christian Church on Vimeo. Isaiah 58:6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? “ The first thing that happens when we fast with the right motives, and tune into God is

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Changing Negative Behavior Patterns That Affect My Marriage

As I mature in age and mature in my faith, I am starting to become more aware of the negative patterns that plague my family, including my extended family.  These negative patterns have become evident in my life, and I have grown weary of their damage.  I desire change.  There has also been a few things that have occurred in a few of my family members lives that have shocked me to the core, results of the patterns we have been exposed to.  I am not sure why I have been so emotionally sensitive, but I have wept, I have cringed, and I have worried for myself and for my family. Oppressed by the lingering patterns that have been woven through our DNA and mirroring

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Sisterhood – The Value Of Fellowship

Today I had the opportunity to join my friend Lindsay at a fellowship meeting hosted by her church, Lakeshore City Church.  It is called Sisterhood and it is a community of women gathering together to worship, read scripture, and pray for one another.  I immediately felt welcomed as women greeted me with joyful smiles.  One woman in particular was busy rearranging the tables and setting up an information table.  Her name is Janice, her servant heart lead her to prepare the small details that make such an event feel inviting, and she is also a part of the Unveiled Wife Community!  I was so blessed to see this group of women genuinely care about each other as well as witnessing their passion for God. The

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Reflecting On 2011

Taking a glance back at 2011 in hindsight blows my mind.  I am overwhelmed with joy to see all that I experienced in the last 12 months!  As you time-travel with me, reflecting my journey, please note that there are a few archived posts linked in the text, just in case you felt inclined to check them out 🙂 In January, my husband and I found a cute little apartment that feels bigger than it really is.  And we celebrated our 4 year anniversary! In February we reached a goal that was driving us for nearly two years and we made a video to share the good news with our family and friends! That’s right!  We are officially debt free and it feels so good! 

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