When is the Right Time? 

(Image from Bible.com)

 

This popped up as the daily verse in You Version today and it got me thinking, “When is the right time?” 

Today’s post will probably highlight a less than flattering side of me, but I felt compelled to share my thoughts in hopes that they help someone else who struggles like me. 

You see, sometimes (ok, most of the time) when I get on social media, I get a little discouraged watching other people living my dream.  Ugh, that looks so ugly written out, but it’s the truth. 

For…

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It's Always Plan B 

"It's Always Plan B".  

If you were to pull back the curtain and take a peek into my household, you'd probably hear this saying on a daily basis.  I'm pretty sure it comes out of my mouth at least once a day.  

Lately, I'd actually started to get pretty frustrated about life always being different from my plan.  And I have no qualms about letting you know that I am a planner.  In fact, I own and use three different paper planners currently.  One is on summer vacation since I use it for my teaching job…

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Musings from a Broken Heart 

Oh, month of April, where have you gone?

Let me tell you, I had all of these grandiose plans for this past month.  I've been very diligent about mapping out my months and goals for each of them this year. My best month of actually reaching many of those goals was in March.  So I assumed that April would go much the same and I plotted out some great goals, including posting on this site three times.  

And then, Life happened.  

My father-in-law was admitted to the hospital in early March for extreme…

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When Creativity is Lacking 

Hi All!

Can you believe we're already knee-deep into the third month of the year?  I'm sure having trouble believing it.  This month of March seems to be in a hurry.  I think part of the issue is that I am in a hurry- a hurry to get to spring here in beautiful KY where we've experienced quite a bit of winter in the past few months.  The snow is beautiful, but I am ALWAYS COLD.

Anyway, I digress.  Today, I wanted to write a short post on three things to do when you feel less than creative.  

You see, to…

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Goals and Promises 

This is a challenging post for me to write-- in a  good way. It is the first time I can think of where I’m sharing my business goals publicly for all the world to see. It reminds me of that common dream of being on a stage and realizing you’re naked in front of the audience. Come on, I know you’ve had that dream too! Don’t even deny it.  

After looking back over 2017 and realizing how much I’d missed the mark on some of my goals, I decided 2018 has to be different. My life and family need these goals to…

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My Word for 2018 

A couple of years ago, I started getting into the whole “set a word for the year” thing. I had read about other people describing their upcoming year in a word and I thought it sounded like something I should try.  

In 2017, I declared my word of the year to be “Harvest”. There were many things I was believing the Lord to bring to pass. In reflection, it did turn out to be a year of "harvest", although it was different from what I'd originally envisioned.

As I took some time to reflect on the past year…

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A Not So Silent Night 

 

“Silent night, Holy night, 
All is calm, all is bright...” 

Wait a minute.   

Though I love this song and it happens to be one of my favorite Christmas carols, it totally does not describe my life right now.  Not since this precious girl came into the world... 

The Kings have officially gone from a family of 3 to a family of 4.  My sweet Cadence is a really good baby.  But, she’s still just that- a baby.  And babies are known for crying when they need something.  Fresh diaper, warm milk, or just a…

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While Waiting 

I am three weeks from my due date at this point!  Ya’ll- 3 WEEKS!  Let’s just sit back and ponder the magnitude of that for a moment.  In three weeks or less, the Kings will go from being a family of 3 to a family of 4.  This slightly blows my mind. 

On the other hand, I’m not doing well with the waiting process.  Yesterday, I had a doctors appointment, and besides my blood pressure climbing, my body is not yet doing much to prepare for labor.  I really thought with my second child, it would be a quicker…

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On the Eve of Irma 

It feels so strange to not be prepping my house and gathering supplies for the hurricane that is supposed to hit Florida in about 24 hours. 

You see, I'm sitting in my new house in KY where we moved about two months ago.  Meanwhile, my heart is with my friends and family getting ready to weather the storm.   

It wasn't even a year ago when we found out that Hurricane Matthew was headed our way.  Even though I'd lived in Florida for ten years at that point, it was the first hurricane I'd ever had to…

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Two Years Ago 

I was scrolling social media this morning and this picture popped up as a time hop from two years ago:

Seeing this image brought back such good memories of what I was doing roughly two years ago: recording the vocals for my album, Make Something Happen.  2015 was such an exciting year because of that project.  I had dreamed of recording an original album for as long as I can remember, and God finally opened the doors for it to happen that year.  I ended up making 4 trips to Nashville that year alone just…

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