not by sight {book review}

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin “In the spring of 1917, all of Britain’s attention is on the WWI war front and the thousands of young men serving their country on the front lines. Jack Benningham, dashing heir to the Earl of Stonebrooke, is young and able-bodied but refuses to enlist despite the contempt of […]

5 things to do when God feels far away

You know that feeling.   When your prayers seem to not go past the ceiling.  Or you feel like you can’t even pray at all.     When your mind feels dry and your heart feels a despairing loneliness you thought you’d never feel again.  When reading the Word feels flat, and worship songs ring empty.   […]

life is beautiful

September 1st.  I won’t lie, it’s the first day of my very favorite part of the year.   Even now I am sipping a warm mug of Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee and enjoying the scent and warm glow of Yankee Candle’s Harvest. I smile as I anticipate the impending beginning of autumn, and it’s subsequent […]

Cookie Dough Dip // THM // Trim Healthy Girl

Chances are, if you use Pinterest–you’ve seen this phenomenon.  This ridiculously addicting cookie dough dip made with butter, cream cheese, sugar, chocolate chips, sugar….and more sugar…yeah.  You get the picture.  It is definitely not on plan.   But I wanted it.   And I wanted it THM style. On went the white lab coat.  Challenge accepted. […]

where treasure hides {book review}

Where Treasure Hides by Johnnie Alexander “Artist Alison Schuyler spends her time working in her family’s renowned art gallery, determined to avoid the curse that has followed the Schuyler clan from the Netherlands to America and back again. She’s certain that true love will only lead to tragedy—that is, until a chance meeting at Waterloo […]

when your heart is sore {broken chariot wheels}

We all have those mornings, those days.  When your heart is overwhelmed, overtired, hurting–downright sore.  Feels like it’s all you can do to hold it together. When life continues to rub wrong until it carves out painful, tender scars on your weary heart.   You long for the day that life stops hurting.  When it’s no […]

dreamy cinnamon roll in a mug // THM // Trim Healthy Girl

The other night, when trying to fall asleep (of course), I suddenly got a terrible craving for a cinnamon roll.  I began concocting fast, easy cinnamon roll recipe in my mind.  Then I wondered if I could make it THM (Trim Healthy Mama) approved too. (Or, since I’m not a mama, THG–that’s Trim Healthy Girl approved ;-)) […]

the skeptic’s brownie recipe // THM // Trim Healthy Girl

I will be the first to admit that I am a HUGE skeptic when it comes to ‘healthy’ dessert recipes.  The way I see it, just make a REAL dessert recipe every once in a while and don’t eat too much!  I would rather eat the GOOD stuff only every once in a while rather […]

when I just want to do big things

What is the purpose of life? What do I want to be known for? What will people say about me when I die? The profound, philosophical questions of life.  The ones that stop us in our tracks.  They cause us to second guess our next steps.  To look behind to find wisdom for what is […]