Your Go To Plan When The Battle Is Real

Honestly, this is how it feels most days, like I’m battling something everyday. And we are, because whether we want to admit it or not, there is a battle for our faith (drum roll please.) So yesterday was supposed to be a day of rest for me. Didn’t happen quite that way. I’m all about flexibility, but when hard challenges come on the same…

Are You a Fruit Lover?

Written by Jennifer Morrow Even if you are not a lover of fruit, most people like at least some kind of fruit.  For most of us fruit lovers and enjoyers, here is perhaps why – fruit tastes good, and fruit is good for us.  Fruit is light, refreshing and naturally sweet too. For those who don’t like any kind of fruit, us fruit lovers…

Psalm Twenty Three

Written by Jodi Davis Lybrand The twenty third psalm contains such familiar and comforting words! It is a favorite to read at funerals. Who wouldn’t like to leave the daily pressures and drama to lie down and rest beside peaceful streams? Who doesn’t need refreshing and restoration from time to time? Yet, when we are assailed from every direction we have the promise of…

Blessing and Brokenness

Written by Jodi Davis Lybrand This Mothers Day marked the day of my mom’s death twenty-one years ago. Fond memories filled the void of not having her on this special day. Then sorrow came with the thoughts that her great grandchildren would never know her sweet smile and hugs. Did you catch the paradox? The blessing of memories, then the pain of loss, blessing…

The Power to Change The Hardest Day

Written by Jackie Tinkler It had been a long day at the home office and I decided to take a break. Facing deadlines, fixing problems and relational conflicts have taken their toll and I just didn’t want to fight it anymore. I’ll pick it back up in a minute. Most of us in truth fight battles everyday. Oh, my battles may look a little…

Sorry, I Can’t Today, I’m Binge Watching and Eating Popcorn

Written by Jackie Tinkler Recently, a friend of mine and I were talking over a delicious Shrimp Po Boy and Fried Green Tomatoes. As we enjoyed our lunch, we found ourselves commenting about how some days we just don’t feel very “up”. After we shared all of the vitamins, supplements, lotions and potions we were taking to feel good, it hit me. I said…

Seriously, It’s the Little Things

Today, my sweet husband of 24 years woke up with a sore throat and cough. I knew something was up when I got up to a very dark house and no movement. He is usually up very early singing with the birds (yes, morning person!) I found him in the guest bedroom under a pile of pillows and one very large dog. I hate…

When It’s Hard to Forgive

Written by Jackie Tinkler The anger that arose every time this person’s name was mentioned was huge. I mean, they have caused me pain and unnecessary loss and I am right to feel this way. There is absolutely no way I can move forward in a relationship with this person and there is no way I’m going to like them anytime soon. Every chance…

May I Have This Dance?

Written by Jody Davis Lybrand How do you perceive God? The Lord God is with me. He is The Mighty Warrior that rescues, defends and preserves me. He takes great delight in me and He is filled with gladness as I draw near to Him. His love quiets me with a great peace. We dance a dance of joy as He sings a triumphant…

Bring on ‘The Happy’

Written by GeNeise Fuller – aka Lady Ge’ As a Something More Writer, I understand more and more the mission of bringing ‘The Happy’ into the lives of hurting women. Let’s face it; all of us go through things in life that’s sometimes isn’t pleasant. I call them ‘Issues of Life’ (Prov. 4:23b).  Which means, we all endure heartache, pain, disappointments, set backs, loss,…