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)
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
So what’s this blog about? Why “Liv By Grace,” what’s the story? Well, because I’m Liv. By grace. (If you want to read more about what that means in my personal life, check out my testimony here.) The reason why I started Liv By Grace is because, just a few years ago, I finally started to ... Read More about Why Liv By Grace?