Heaven’s Power is Here for Us

Isn’t it incredible that even if we don’t have what we long for, heaven does all it can to bless us with POWER according to our pure desires?

I love the truth that the powers of heaven can be close around me according to my faith, and not because I’m perfect or more special than anyone else – we all can have that blessing because God loves us!

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Real Hope

I believe fragile can still be beautiful. I believe transparency and honesty with ourselves is iluminating. I know light brings life. And this morning this amazing quote from “The Infinite Power of Hope” (a regular read and study for me because it’s sooooo good!) brought me peace because I know it’s true: “This type of hope in God, His goodness, and His power refreshes us with courage during difficult challenges and gives strength to those who feel threatened by enclosing walls of fear, doubt, and despair.”

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Smiling in the Eye of the Storm

“Smiling in the Eye of the Storm” That’s what I call this photo. I’d been crying on and off as I talked with my best friend from childhood on the phone for nearly 2 hours. I can still remember the stress slightly lifting and some of the jumbled pieces in my mind falling into place…

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A Slide 36 Years in the Making

Last week I did something new and brave thanks to a recent round of fresh counseling sessions: I slid down a water slide with NO inhibitions! I grabbed the overhead bar with both fists, swung hard, launched myself, leaned back, crossed my arms on my chest and FLEW!!!! I have NEVER gone down a water…

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My Basement Marathon: Adapting Goals and Getting to the Finish Line!

Once upon a time (like 6 months ago😉) I had high hopes of running a marathon on Pioneer Day, just 2 days before the 2-year anniversary of my hysterectomy and 3 days before my 36th birthday. Then life happened – gut issues, family sickness for a month, and other “stuff”. But I reeeally still wanted…

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Rise Up and S.M.I.L.E.

I’ve been doing some re-branding and am SO excited to finally start sharing the projects I’ve been working on! First off, as much as I loved the start that the name Uplifting Eva gave me, I never liked that it had my name. I’ve always wanted something that was more about sharing hope for everyone…

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The Right Person at the Right Time

I gushed unexpectedly, as the walls came down while chatting with a writer-friend last week. “I finished it!” I told her.  “Last night I finally finished the formatting and spacing and EVERYTHING for my memoir and self-help book.” Her eyes shined as she took in my news, and a grin grew across her face.  An…

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Take Time for Your Dreams, Even if it Takes More Time Than You Expected

I know it’s not Tuesday anymore (and it wasn’t Monday this morning when I did my #musicmonday either LOL) but I need to share a belated #taketimetuesday post.  I am so thankful that I have patiently pursued my dreams while devoting myself to motherhood.  I am a full-time mom every day and night.  I work…

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Making the Most of The Last Days of Summer…Through Music

For this week’s #musicmonday I’m sharing a tender mercy I was blessed with at our last day at the local pool. I was having a woe-is-me moment as I saw everyone swimming and realized I couldn’t get in the pool yet post-surgery, while also stressing about how I would look after my next surgery (it’s hard not…

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Not "One Week" Left, Motherhood is Eternal

One week from today I will be having a complete hysterectomy.  That’s hard to believe since I’m only 33.  But life throws surprises at you.  I know I shouldn’t complain. I have 3 beautiful kids and I’m trying to be grateful.  But I’m also scared.  It’s unexpected.  Even after 2 years of being diagnosed BRCA-1 positive,…

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