This is MY 40

As I have been preparing myself for 40, I have spent almost a month reflecting on my journey to here. Sure I could talk about all that has happened since Pressing Pause at 39, but it’s more than that. Preparing for 40 has been about reflecting on the overflowing, ever reaching love of God. In every season, He was present. He was in the moving, revealing the masterpiece He placed within me even when my brokenness seemed to scatter me into pieces. Moving beyond the comfortable places, taking me further th[...]

Saturday Morning Surprises

Waking up on Saturday morning after my birthday, I had my plan for the day all mapped out in my head. Go out to eat breakfast with the family, one quick errand and then back to the house. Once home we would put up the Christmas tree, make cookies with the kids, and then watch a movie cuddled on the couch with my hubby. I looked forward to this day of rest and family time all week. I was determined to enjoy Pressing Pause in the now. After finishing our breakfast, my hubby started driving in the opposite dire[...]

Pressing Pause: Celebrating my 39th birthday

It’s my birthday ya’ll. Today I turn 39. Whoa! Even though I have moments I am amazed I am almost 40, my body definitely reminds me that this is indeed a fact. From the couple of patches of gray hair that peak out at around my temple to seeing wrinkles around my eyes when I smile, I am thankful I have been given the gift of growing older.  Normally, one of my birthday traditions has been to write out my prayers, hopes, and goals for the next year. I embrace all that the next year has ahead of me. Bu[...]