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Pregnant With Hope

Pregnancy, by and large, is a phenomenon that happens to a woman. The moment of conception, gender, hair color, and even moment of birth are completely out of the mother’s control. The mother who is expecting a child wields very little – if any – control over the pregnancy, yet a tremendous amount of influence over it. The choices she makes in a myriad of little things yield drastic differences....

What Little League Taught Me About Faith

A soft breeze, warm with the heat of an Arizona October, brushes my face. The scent of stale popcorn, bubble gum, and dust hangs in the air. I squint against the bright sunlight and scan the field. Ah! There he is. My 6-year-old-the-size-of-a-9-year-old has assumed the ready position way out in left field. Again. Never mind the pitcher hasn’t even made it to the mound yet, and that this is his third time in...

My New Year’s Non-Resolution Lifesaver!

This post contains affiliate links If you’ve been following me on Instagram for any amount of time, you’ll know that before Christmas, I started a new workout program. Just…don’t ask me how it’s going, mmmkay? Ha! Well, I’ve been feeling the pull for a long time to get back to taking better care of myself — moving my body in ways that foster strength, energy, and joy...

Does Your Heart need a Total Christmas Makeover?

I absolutely love Christmas. I always have. This year, however, as the blessed day draws nearer, I feel a tightening in my chest. A heaviness settling on my shoulders and my teeth grind just a bit harder. I feel it…the suffocating pressure for a solid Christmas “performance” in my home. I don’t usually feel this way, but I think the year of working full time outside the home for the first...

FREE for My Email Subscribers!

Something new here at This Gal’s Journey since we re-launched is I now have an email subscription! Once every couple of weeks, I send out an email with the latest from the blog, my favorite things from around the web, and more! I promise, it’s not spammy at all! And now, for my amazingly awesome subscribers, I have a shiny new FREEBIE! When you subscribe, you’ll get my Messy Faith Manifesto for...

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