Budgeting. The idea can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. Until just over a year ago, I’d never had a budget. My idea of budgeting was having a rough idea of how much was okay to spend, but then I’d still be surprised by the amount on the credit card bill at the end ... Read More about 7 Reasons Why You Need a Basic Budget (with FREE worksheet)
To be honest, whether or not to celebrate Halloween is something I’ve struggled with myself. Whether I should dress up or not, hand out candy or not, carve a pumpkin or not… And all of these were things my parents debated throughout my childhood. Sometimes we went trick-or-treating, sometimes we ... Read More about Is It Okay for Christians to Celebrate Halloween?
I recently started this blog called Liv By Grace, and I would truly love for you to check it out. So go ahead and grab a cup of coffee, if you're into that (or tea if you're like me and hate coffee aren't a coffee fan), and get cozy and have a look around! But first, let me take a quick minute to ... Read More about Why You Should Be Reading Liv By Grace
Because I went through the trauma of losing my mom---someone so dear and precious to me---you might be wondering how I’ve managed to keep going. Well, friend, it’s not always easy. There are moments when the grief comes flooding in, and to be honest, I think it’ll always be that way, to a degree. ... Read More about Beauty for Ashes: How I Lost My Mom but Not My Joy, Part 4
As soon as my mom was diagnosed with cancer, I started praying that God would heal her. And after 3½ months of small gains and huge setbacks, He didn’t. My mom died. I was in shock. It all happened so fast. Every morning when I’d wake up, for half a second everything would be fine. Then as I ... Read More about Complete Healing: How I Lost My Mom but Not My Joy, Part 3
My mom died just 3 months after being diagnosed with cancer. I barely had time to process the shock before it turned into an unimaginable tragedy. It was truly the worst, most sorrowful time in my life. And yet---5 years later---I can truly say that despite losing my mom, I haven’t lost my ... Read More about Why Did She Suffer?: How I Lost My Mom but Not My Joy, Part 2
Five years ago today my mom died. On one hand, it seems so surreal to say that. I can’t believe she’s been gone for 5 years. And at the same time, it feels like an eternity. So many hugs and kisses I would have given her and gotten from her in the last 5 years. Most days I’m okay. Some days are ... Read More about Harsh Reality: How I Lost My Mom but Not My Joy, Part 1
What does that mean, testimony? Where do I start? Essentially it’s my life story as a testimony to God’s grace, salvation, and deliverance. I don’t have a dramatic story. I wasn’t abandoned. I wasn’t a rebellious teenager. I wasn’t addicted to drugs. I wasn’t an alcoholic. I wasn’t an unwed teen ... Read More about Embracing Grace | My Testimony