Announcement: Changing blog

Hello! I am excited to announce that I am embarking on a brand new journey with a brand new business. This business has been a dream and a prayer for 4 long years. This year it becomes a reality!! It is a health coaching business called CREATED TO BE WELL. I have big plans for 2017 […]

Why People Commit Suicide

Suicide. It’s not a joyful topic to talk about at Christmas time, but it is affecting many people at this time of year. It’s not uncommon for it to take place in the month of December. Suicide is something that has, unfortunately, crossed paths with my life a couple of times. On this very day […]

Can I get a witness?

As a psychology major, I took many personality tests- some for fun and some for school purposes. One after one the tests would tell me that one of my strongest personality traits was something called “conscientiousness.” As a young college student, that was just some big word that I didn’t understand. I would always just […]

You Have Options

If you want to make my blood boil, the quickest method is to show me a pharmaceutical commercial of some kind. We all laugh at the absurdity of them. Saturday Night Live parodies them. You know what I’m talking about. Take Lunesta, for example, which is a drug used to help people sleep better. They tell […]

Green Thumb – Part 2

All of the colorful leaves have fallen to the ground. Temperatures are dropping. Christmas is close enough to taste. And whispers of winter are in the air. Earlier this year I wrote a post about my new journey, starting an organic garden. I look at that garden space now and see only brown leaves and weeds. […]

Truth Hurts

Long time, no see.  I’ve been slacking on the blog lately. I had a situation tonight that has spurred me to write again, mainly because I need to vent but also because I need a reality check.  Am I crazy?  That is the question.  I ask myself this question often actually because my logic continues to be […]

A Letter from the Future

A letter to myself as a young mom: “You are embarking on the best years of your life. In fact, there’s nothing in the world that will bring you greater joy than raising these little boys. Your favorite part of every day, every week, every year will be the times spent feeding them, chasing them, […]

7 Steps to Overcoming Shame

I went through a life-changing experience 6 years ago when the Lord decided that it was time for me to overcome the shame of my past which was holding me back. Then He used me to free many others from their shame through counseling. If you have a past that most people don’t know about, […]

Compost for Lunch?

As I shared in my last post, we are on a gardening adventure. This adventure has taken me down paths of knowledge that I’ve never entertained before. One such path is the world of composting. It seems that organic gardening and composting go hand in hand. So off on another adventure we go! The big […]

Green Thumb – Part 1

We’re going on an adventure. It may not seem very adventurous for some, but for me…it’s way out of my comfort zone. This adventure is called gardening. Yep, that’s right. We’re starting a garden. Let’s travel back in time for a moment to see a young Kelly.