Filling the God Love Space

Looking for love in all the wrong places. Right... I'm pretty familiar with that old tune. And I've certainly been there, done that. Lots. #IYKYK. While sudsing up and tackling a sinkful of dishes a few days ago, I contemplated this age-old dilemma. Why do we, as humans, seek human love so voraciously? Not just... Continue Reading →

Small Changes–Big Improvements

Today's guest contributor is Hannah Wingert, fellow mom & Christian writer. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with practicing gratitude, Hannah! My gratitude journey About 10 years ago, I decided to start a gratitude journal. I'd heard that writing down three things you're thankful for each day could have a positive effect on... Continue Reading →

Re-everything

Today I was talking to a recovery friend about the value of sponsorship. While listening to her talk, I realized (again) something valuable about sponsoring others in recovery. When I sponsor (and you can apply this to mentoring others, too), I'm afforded the opportunity to RE everything :). You know what I mean. Relearn. Reexperience.... Continue Reading →

Mama Meditations, Volume II, is available!

I'm happy to share that Mama Meditations: Devotional Book & Gratitude Journal for Moms, Volume II, is now available on Amazon! If you prefer a signed copy, you can order directly from me (just keep in mind these copies typically take two weeks to order/sign/ship). Mama Meditations: Volume IIĀ is a devotional book and gratitude journal... Continue Reading →

Sneak peek: Mama Meditations, Volume II

Since my new devotional book and gratitude journal for moms will be released on Amazon April 15, I wanted to share a chapter of the book with you in advance to whet your reading appetites and to give you a glimpse of what this book is all about. Sometimes it's difficult to make purchasing decisions... Continue Reading →

More than peace & quiet

A few years ago I selected "placid" as a focus word. Each year, rather than writing New Year's resolutions (which I have never been fantastic at keeping), I select a word as a focal point. Sometimes the word serves as a catalyst. Other times it's a theme. The year of "placid," it served as a... Continue Reading →

Mama Meditations book giveaway

I'm excited to share with my readers and blog followers the opportunity to win a signed copy of my devotional book & gratitude journal for moms, Mama Meditations. If you enter the giveaway which ends March 26, you'll also win a Starbucks gift card. Mama Meditations: Volume I is a devotional book and gratitude journal designed... Continue Reading →

Bullies & BFFs

I picked Maggie up from school, and she hopped in the car with the same vigor she'd expressed every other day that week. She immediately asked me for a snack and settled into her seat, humming a tune. I had no reason to suspect she'd had anything but a completely pleasant day, right? "Maggie, how... Continue Reading →

Mama Meditations book signing February 6

If you're a local reader and Gratitude Cup blog follower, please make plans to attend the Mama Meditations book signing event February 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Bread of Life Bookstore in Batesville, Arkansas. I will be there with several paperback copies of my book for sale (ready to sign!). In... Continue Reading →

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