Caravan Sonnet: September 2017

9/29/17

Leaving on an Adventure

I can't believe it... TODAY I leave on a beautiful adventure and an amazing week with seeing dear friends and a once-in-a-lifetime road trip through New England into Prince Edward Island. I am so grateful for each of the companies that I will be working and collaborating with on this trip who have made this possible!!

I will be away from the blog but will be updating my instagram page while I am gone and can't wait to connect with y'all more over there! You can following along by clicking HERE

I hope y'all have had a wonderful week and hope and pray that this next week is lovely! Happy Friday friends! 

9/27/17

From Hope Valley Devotionals (Week 32): The Blessing of Finding Contentment in Our Present and Future

Listening to Elizabeth's journal entry in the first episode of season 3, I am immediately struck by the wisdom that she is sharing. She had just finished listing so many of the good things that she has encountered in Hope Valley and yet she shares precious wisdom about the fact that while no place can spare us from misfortune or shelter us from our past, she is resolving to make that place her home. There is a blessing that comes from leaving the past in the past and finding contentment in our present and future. It is the blessing of knowing that mercy and grace has found us in the past and will once again meet us in the future.

I think that sometimes as we watch When Calls the Heart we think that Hope Valley would be a perfect place to run away to or to live in to escape the pain and the difficulties that we face here and now. The reality is that this is simply not the case. So many times in our live we are tempted to move or to run away to a new place if our circumstances are not exactly how we envisioned them to be. Maybe our expectations are not being met in the way that we wanted them to be met. Maybe the past that we hoped we could avoid keeps crawling into the future. Maybe it seems that life is holding days of darkness and difficulties that have no end. 

My heart goes out to each of you who are struggling with where you are placed right now. I weep with you and wish I could give you a big hug because my heart truly understands where you are at. Over the last several years I have struggled to sometimes see the beauty in resolving to find contentment in my present and my future. It can be so hard and I so wish that I could give each of you a gentle hug of encouragement. 

But over these last years I have also seen the wisdom of what Elizabeth shared in her journal. No place can shelter us from the complications of the past nor can it keep us from misfortune. But there is a beautiful gift of understanding the mercy that is found in the past and the deep knowing that it will meet us again in the future. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who was imprisoned and killed during World War II once said, "My past life is abundantly full of God's mercy, and above all sin stands the forgiving love". This quote of his has made me think deeply about this concept. Whether we long to forget the past or whether we long to run back to it, there is a grace that can be found in the past. The grace of seeing that it is full of God's mercy... the good and the bad. The times we long to forget and the times that we wish we could repeat. 

I shared with my instagram community on Sunday that I had been reflecting on the summer while listening to the gentle sounds of waves. This September has been unusually warm... well hot really (*smiles*) and I have been thanking God for these extra days of "summer". This summer is one that I haven't honestly wanted to leave. It has been deeply life changing... I have learned so much about myself, other people, and most of all the tender truth of trusting God for big things. This summer has had it's share of pain, difficulties, tears, and health issues and difficult times for our family but this summer has also held tons of laughter, lots of joy, and a beautiful season of restoration for me. In many ways I haven't wanted to let it go. 

But as I consider the quotes by Elizabeth and by Dietrich Bonhoeffer I am gently reminded that that there is a blessing of finding contentment in our present and future. It is a blessing of knowing that the same grace that has met us in the past will meet us in the future... no matter the season because our hope is in the ever faithful and never changing God. 

"He changes times and seasons..."
-Daniel 2:21-

A huge thank you to so many hearties who sent me such sweet messages of support and encouragement after my instagram post last Wednesday. In the midst of difficult days and times you are a truly blessing #hearties! Thank you so much for your sweet prayers and support for my family.

If you are looking to read more from Dietrich Bonhoeffer one of my favorite books of his is called "Life Together". You can find it on Amazon HERE and also find more books from Bonhoeffer and about him on Amazon too. 

Looking for past From Hope Valley Devotionals? You can click HERE to find a complete listing of all of the devotionals! 

I receive several emails a week asking where you can watch older episodes of "When Calls the Heart". If you have a Netflix account you can find seasons 1-3 there or you can purchase them on Amazon. You can purchase and watch all of the seasons and episodes by clicking on the links below:

*Please note that the quotes used in these weekly devotionals are the sole intellectual property of Hallmark Channel, WCTH, & Crown Media, LLC. These on-line posts are in no way supported, endorsed or affiliated with WCTH, Hallmark Channel, or Crown Media. They are simply encouragement inspired by Janette Oke and this precious show.*

What's Up Wednesday (September Edition)

Happy Wednesday friends! I am excited to link up with MelShaeffer, and Shay for the "What's Up Wednesday" Link up! I have so enjoyed reading these ladies posts and am excited to join in! It has been so fun to connect with so many other ladies who are doing this each month over last year and I am looking forward to connecting more in 2017. Here are all of the "What's up Wednesday" posts from 2017:


And here are all of my "What's up Wednesday" posts from 2016: 


 If you would like to join in and have a blog, just answer the questions above!

What We're Eating this Week... 
Dandelions. And more Dandelions. 

While I work hard to get lots of greens into me I have been striving to get more dandelions into me during this treatment round. Dandelions are an easy and effective way to gently detox (in addition to other health benefits which you can read about HERE) and are a great immune booster during treatment rounds. With the taste some people struggle to get dandelions into their system, but in this post HERE I share 9 quick and easy ways to get dandelions into your body.  
I have also been adding a ton of Apple Cider Vinegar into my life and last week I shared 17 Quick and easy ways to incorporate it into your life which you can read HERE

What I'm Reminiscing About... 
This summer. This summer has been deeply life changing...I have learned so much about myself, other people, and the tender truth of trusting God for big things. The summer has had it's share of pain, tears, and health issues but it has also held tons of laughter, lots of joy, and a beautiful season of restoration. I will always cherish this beautiful summer... I want to hold onto it in so many ways... but I know that the Lord has beautiful gifts and grace awaiting us in this new season and yet I will cherish it forever. 

What I'm Loving... 
Dreaming about all things fall. A couple of weeks ago I shared about two of my favorite pieces to transition my closet from summer to fall clothing (you can read it HERE) and despite the warmer - okay hot- temperatures... I am still dreaming of cozy fall clothing. *smiles*

What I've Been Up To...
All things related to our trip to Prince Edward Island NEXT week! I am so excited and can not wait!! (If you want to read more about the trip you can do so HERE!) I will be updating social media, especially my Instagram feed so please follow along on this amazing trip! I am so excited!

What I'm Dreading... 
Nothing really. 

What I'm Working on... 
Lots of marketing items, interviews, and things related to the release of the 2nd Edition of Praying through Lyme Disease which released June 1st!! I have been overwhelmed and so grateful for the continued support of this project. If you would like to help spread the word about this book I am definitely looking for help in a few areas which I shared about in a blog post HERE. Thank you!! Praying through Lyme Disease is available where books are sold and on Amazon. 

I am also excited to share that Praying Through Lyme is currently being translated into Spanish, French and German translations. I can't wait to share with y'all more about the updates as they progress!

I am also working on another upcoming book project which has been stretching, invigorating, and exciting. I can't wait to share more in the upcoming weeks! (If you are interested in my books you can find all of them HERE.)

What I'm Excited About... 
Same as I just shared above- My upcoming trip with Ali to Prince Edward Island that starts this weekend! We can't wait!! 

What I'm Watching/Reading... 
I shared a couple of months ago that for a special upcoming project (that I can't wait to share more about in the future) that I have been reading a lot of books from World War II and about the holocaust. So much of it is so difficult and yet, I am passionate about keeping this area of history alive so that it never happens again. 

The book above, In My Hands, was one that I hadn't heard of before the other day. I had spent some time in Barnes and Nobles researching for the project and came across this book. It is the true story of a 17 year old girl who ends up helping and saving many Jews during the holocaust. It is hauntingly inspiring and one of my favorite quotes is on the back of the book... "One's first steps are always small: I had begun by hiding food under a fence." So inspiring that we can start in the smallest of ways to help change the world. You can find it on Amazon HERE.

What I'm Listening To... 
Lots and lots of different music... hahaha a couple of weeks ago I was having a conversation about music and there were some bands that I wasn't familiar with so... yes, those are pretty much now on repeat. Hahaha. 

What I'm Wearing... 
Hahaha. I came across this older picture of me and this face is my face when I think of what I am wearing right now. It has been so hot that I have literally been unpacking all of the clothing that I had recently packed up from the summer and pulled some of it back out. So I am perplexed... it was 90 degrees today... and yet supposedly it will be cooler on our trip. So my clothing choices perplex me. *smiles*

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month... 
The trip to Prince Edward Island, the beginnings of fall, welcoming a new season. 

I would love to know your answers to these questions friends! Share your thoughts below in the comments!!

 Happy Wednesday!

9/26/17

Top 10 Pinned Travel Posts

Today for my "Travel Tuesday" post I thought it would be fun to round up my top 10 most pinned travel posts on Pinterest from over the years. Sometimes in the day -to-day aspects of blogging I forget that it has been almost five years of writing here on the blog! I am so grateful to each of you who continue to read. You are so sweet! So here are the top 10 most popular pinned travel posts from Pinterest.

Pinterest Pin #10- Emigrant Gap//California

As I shared in my post about visiting Emigrant Gap the decision was made kind of on a whim and it was the best decision. The beauty and history before us left us completely speechless and I was overwhelmed by the courage of the early settlers navigating this area in their goal for westward expansion. 
Pinterest Pin #9- 10 Things People Forget to Bring on Their First Cruise

When I went on my first cruise to the Bahamas in 2014 I was a complete newbie. I knew nothing about cruising and searched to find the best packing lists so that I wouldn't forget anything. Despite this though I still found that there were things that I left at home that I wish I had brought with me. This list- 10 Things People Forget to Bring on Their First Cruise is a helpful list of these items not to forget! 
Pinterest Pin #8- 10 Helpful Tips for Traveling Alone (10 Helpful Tips for Solo Female Travelers)

Typically when you think of traveling you think of traveling the world with another person, and yet sometimes this doesn't happen or you want to set off an amazing adventure by yourself. As a single gal I have had lots of experiences of traveling alone. Sometimes it has been fun, other times awkward, sometimes full of joy, and other times there have been some tears. But above all else I definitely have learned a lot about myself and grown as a person as I discovered the world in new ways. This post explores 10 Helpful and Practical Safety Tips for Traveling Alone.
Pinterest Pin #7 - Why You Should Dream About Visiting Alaska

This post is pretty recent - it is from this past summer and yet I have not been surprised by all of the love it has gotten. I think 99% of people dream about visiting Alaska. This was such a challenging and fun piece to write and blog about and it is part of a series of posts that I hope to share more about in the future. In the meantime I think that you should join me in dreaming about visiting Alaska
Pinterest Pin #6- 16 Unexpected Things to Bring On Every Cruise

This post was a fun post to write about and hopefully holds some practical tips on things to bring on every cruise that you go on. 
Pinterest Pin #5- Everything You Need To Know About the Disney Dream Cruise Ship

I loved every single thing about our Disney Cruise that we took in 2016. It was absolutely magical in every single way. I can't recommend it enough and this post told all about the Disney Dream Cruise Ship. I hope that each of you gets to go on it at least once! 
Pinterest Pin #4 - 10 Tips for Cruising With a Chronic Illness

Over the years I have shared so many different travel experiences here on the blog, including one of my favorite ways to travel- cruising. Traveling to me is such an amazing adventure that truly has helped keep me focused and excited through different treatment rounds and yet, t the same time though, I have traveled enough while I have been fighting for my health to know that you don't "leave" your sick body and automatically get a "new one". Because of this it is so important to understand and prepare ahead of time for any trip when you are chronically ill. This post examines and acknowledges the ways that someone with a chronic illness is truly stepping out for an adventure - even if you don't feel well and yet are looking for tips on how to cruise well with a chronic illness
Pinterest Pin #3- My Best and Worst Travel Stories

This post was such a fun post to write and to look back on the good and the bad. It definitely brought a few laughs and also made me so incredibly grateful for all of the adventures that I have been privileged to have over the years. 
Pinterest Pin #2- Top 10 Must Pack Items for a New England and Canadian Cruise

Cruises to New England and Canada are not like cruises to the Caribbean and this post explored the top 10 must pack items for this type of cruise
Pinterest Pin #2 (tied)- 10 Tips for Enjoying Disney World with a Chronic Illness

I love Disney. If y'all have been around the blog for even a little bit then you know this. But I learned the hard way that I needed some tips for truly being able to enjoy Disney World with a Chronic Illness. This post has been so helpful to those in this position and I am so thankful it has been! 
Pinterest Pin #1- Top 13 Must Pack Items for a Caribbean Cruise

This post, the Top 10 Must Pack Items for a Caribbean Cruise has remained my highest pin of all times. I am surprised and thankful that it has helped so many people who are going on Caribbean cruises! 

So there are my top 10 pinned travel posts from Pinterest! It is so humbling and amazing to look back on so many wonderful adventures over the last years. Thank you so much friends for reading this blog and all of your support! 

9/25/17

Monday Inspiration and Encouragement (Volume Twelve)

I shared a couple of months ago that for a while now I have had a dream of sharing some Monday inspiration and encouragement on the blog. Life is hard and I know full well that in the difficult times it can be hard to find inspiration, so a couple of months ago I shared my first post (which you can find HERE and all of the Monday inspiration posts HERE) and I plan to routinely share with y'all different things that I have found to be really inspiring and encouraging from all different genres and hope that it will encourage and inspire you for your week! 

It is hard to believe that it has been a couple of months since my last Monday Inspiration and Encouragement post.. These weeks have been wonderful in some ways and then extremely difficult with treatment too. Here are just a few things that have encouraged and inspired me the last several weeks and I hope that they inspire you and make you smile!
{first} I shared this yesterday on instagram, but I have not wanted to say goodbye to this fall. It has been full of growth and learning and lots of joy and grace. As Kara Tippetts once said so eloquently, I have wanted to live in Summer Denial. But as much as I want to hold on to this summer in so many ways, I see it beautifully collapsing into fall. I know that the Lord has lovely gifts and grace awaiting us in this new season and so I can't wait to see what the fall will hold. 

{second} Okay, I have shared this so many times, but it needed to be shared again because I am still loving the sound and music. If you haven't checked out Hope Social Club do so. Absolutely love the sound and music. If y'all haven't heard of them check them out HERE. Go listen and let me know what your favorite song is! 
{third} I shared a couple of months ago that for a special upcoming project (that I can't wait to share more about in the future) that I have been reading a lot of books from World War II and about the holocaust. So much of it is so difficult and yet, I am passionate about keeping this area of history alive so that it never happens again. 

The book above, In My Hands, was one that I hadn't heard of before the other day. I had spent some time in Barnes and Nobles researching for the project and came across this book. It is the true story of a 17 year old girl who ends up helping and saving many Jews during the holocaust. It is hauntingly inspiring and one of my favorite quotes is on the back of the book... "One's first steps are always small: I had begun by hiding food under a fence." So inspiring that we can start in the smallest of ways to help change the world. You can find it on Amazon HERE.
{fourth} I know, I know. I shared this last time but it is worth sharing again. *smiles* Did y'all see the trailer for season 2 for The Crown? UM. Yea. My little British loving heart is happy. 

{fifth} I pinned this to one of my pinterest boards a couple of months ago and I love it. So many times it is easy to go on our feelings isn't it? I have been so challenged this summer to not be caught up in my feelings but to be reminded that God is at work- no matter what I am feeling. 
{sixth}Since posting the above picture on Instagram several months ago (and the picture I posted yesterday) I have been receiving emails asking what journaling Bible that I use. I use the ESV Journaling Bible (The Interleaved Version). The cheapest that I have found it for was on Amazon which you can find HERE. If you are looking for the non-interleaved version that looks similar you can find it HERE

I hope that you are inspired and encouraged by these six things on this Monday! What about you? What is inspiring you recently?

9/21/17

17 Quick and Easy Ways to Include Apple Cider Vinegar into Your Life

More than four years ago I wrote a Thursday Health Thoughts Post on the 15 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. (You can find the post by clicking HERE if you would like to read more about the health benefits of this important and simple wellness trick!) One question that I continually get emailed about is how to use Apple Cider Vinegar to absorb these benefits! So today I thought I would share 17 quick and easy ways to include Apple Cider Vinegar into your life! Start incorporating one or a few of them today and see the amazing benefits and helps that you experience! 

1. Drink 1-2 tablespoons mixed in water everyday. 
Everyday I add Apple Cider Vinegar to one of my Smartwater bottles that I drink. The taste is pretty strong so I started off slowly (starting at 1/2 teaspoon) and now drink it this way everyday.  

2. Use Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Hair
There are a number of different ways that this will help your hair including brightening it and making it more shiny and it can even help to remove dandruff if you struggle with this. Just mix up about 1/4 of a cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 of a cup of water and spray onto your hair before you shampoo. Leave on for about 15 minutes and then wash your hair like you normally do. Try and use at least once per week and you will love the results!

3. Use to Get Rid of Bad Breath
Do you struggle with bad breath? Mix 1/8 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup of water and gargle to help!

4. Use as a salad Dressing
Here is a simple salad dressing that you can make to add some more health benefits to your salads:
Mix together 3/4 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. 

5. Use as a Facial Toner

6. Use in a Detox Bath
Looking to find out more about detox baths or different combinations for a detox bath? Check out how I use Apple Cider Vinegar in my post on detox baths HERE!

7. Prevent Cats from Clawing/Biting & Remove Cat Urine Smell
As I have mentioned in a previous Thursday Health Thought post, there are many benefits to owning pets, but cats can sometimes claw or bite things you don't want them to. Simply put some Apple Cider Vinegar on a cotton ball and gently wipe down the area that you are trying to prevent your cat from clawing or biting. The smell will help distract and deter them! You can also add this to the laundry if your cat has an accident. It will help to eliminate the smell!

8. Help Sooth a Sore Throat

9. Elminate Foot Odor
Do you struggle with embarrassing foot odor? Poor 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar over a paper towel (or a baby wipe) and soak this concoction overnight in the refrigerator. Simply store in a zip-lock bag to use as needed. Simply wipe down your feet (or your shoes) as needed. Don't worry about the smell- it will evaporate as the vinegar dries.

10. Fight Yeast Infections
Simply add 1 & 1/2 cup to a bathtub and soak for at least 20 minutes to help fight a yeast infection. 

11. Brightens Teeth
Apple Cider Vinegar can help whiten your teeth. The vinegar will help to remove stains and fight bacteria. Simply use the gargling recipe in #3 for this benefit!

12. Balance Your Digestive System
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (in a water solution) before your meals to help balance your digestive system.

13. Smooth Your Skin
Apple Cider Vinegar is wonderful for your skin. Simply apply a washcloth soaked in a diluted solution of Apple Cider Vinegar to your face to help smooth your skin or try putting Apple Cider Vinegar directly on spots of acne, pimples, or scars to reduce their appearance.

14. Heal a Sunburn
Soak in a bath with Apple Cider Vinegar or apply to the burn infected area. (Note: This does sting a little when first applied, but will help after wards!)

15. Use as a Marinade on Veggies or Meat

16. Add to your Morning Smoothie
Don't forget to take into account things I mentioned in #1 as the taste is very strong!

17. Use to Help Ease Leg Cramps
Use a diluted mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water and apply directly to Legs to help ease cramping muscles. 

Do you use Apple Cider Vinegar? In what ways to you use it that you have found helpful?

{Disclaimer: This post was originally posted in 2013 but has remained one of my most read posts and I wanted to take the time to update it for this year! The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her health care provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.}

9/20/17

From Hope Valley Devotionals (Week 31): The Hope of Change

Life is strange isn't it- many times we often fear and fight against change in our lives and yet there are other times, especially when we are stuck in a situation that feels that there is no end or way out we long for change to come in. In Season 3, Episode 1 of When Calls the Heart (the New Years Wish Movie Premier), there is a conversation that takes place between Elizabeth and one of her students, Laura highlighting this concept. 

Laura and her dad had suffered immeasurable loss as they had suffered the devastating loss of her precious mama. Laura in this scene was expressing not only her sadness, but the fact that her dad believed that nothing would ever be different. Nothing would ever change in their sadness and grief. Elizabeth's simple and yet profound response, "it can if you want it to", is a catalyst for the beautiful wisdom that there is always a hope for change. 

So many times in life it seems that our circumstances through difficult times and season will never change. We look at the road before us and instead of seeing a path with light at the end of the tunnel, we only see the continued road of the same thing occurring day after day. For those of you walking through a season like this- feeling that there is no hope that anything will change, my heart breaks for you and goes out to you. 


I have struggled with this at different painful seasons in my life, but one of the times I struggled the most was in the Fall of 2013. At that time I had been home dealing with my health situations for about a year and to be frank wasn't doing much better than when I had arrived home. I was able to walk a bit more and there was no feeding tube, but my health was in such a precarious state that I spent days upon days in bed and struggled to walk down our hallway to go the living room. When I had decided to take some time off from teaching and move home to be with my parents for help and support I never imagined that I would be bed bound for a couple of years. I longed to live a normal life. I longed to have a job. I missed teaching more than I could have expressed. I missed my friends. I missed being healthy. I missed everything and as the days and weeks turned into months and years I started to lose hope that anything could ever change. 

It was one of the most painful and loneliest seasons of life. As I look back on it now I still have tears for that season. It was messy. It was painful. It was difficult...and I felt no hope that anything could ever change. I watched the episode and felt my heart break for all who are struggling like Laura's father. I have been there and I know how hard it is to put one foot in front of the other.. to feel that you can't imagine things changing... and sometimes where words can't even express what you are feeling because the emotions are so deep.

In these times and days that stretch before you with no change my heart hopes that you can hear the gentle encouragement of Elizabeth from this episode. Change can happen and there is always the hope of change. Years ago I found this song and it was on repeat... played hundreds of times during that very desperate season...and is still played every single morning. I hope that it will be encouraging to you:
You are not forgotten dear friend. 
Hold on to the knowledge that change can come. 
Change will come. 

One of my favorite people (and author) who has an incredible influence on my life is Robin Jones Gunn. Many #hearies know her from the sweet movie, Engaging Father Christmas that premiered last year on the Hallmark Channel. Robin wrote a beautiful book called, Victim of Grace, which is highlighted, underlined, and tear stained. I have read it numerous times and can't recommend it enough if you are walking through a difficult season. One day she shared on social media the following quote that is now written in my journal and up on my wall where I see it everyday... I pray it will encourage you today...

"Have you ever counted how many of your dreams were dropped and shattered into pieces? It's not a good exercise for your spirit on most days. On some days, like today, you might wake up and discover that the broken pieces of your dreams have become something complex and beautiful. Their irregular edges had to be reshaped through the breaking in order for them to fit perfectly with other pieces in your life. You are a stained glass window in the making. And so am I. (The) mysterious handiwork of God is so beautiful and complex that when His light shines through the fragments of my many shattered wishes, I see Him. I see His glory. I am a stained glass window. And so are you. May you see the beauty today that God is crafting from your shattered dreams."

Today dear friends, let's live fully in the beautiful hope of change, believing that out of the shattered dreams change is coming. God is at work. And perhaps if you aren't going through a rough time... or if you have previously walked through a season of discouragement can I encourage you today to look around... say a kind word.. love big on those who are struggling... give a call... send a text... send a card... and just be there and "hold space" (as my dear friend Blythe shares about)

"And I will restore to you the years that were stolen..."
-Joel 2:25-


A huge thank you to so many hearties who sent me such sweet messages of support and encouragement after my instagram post on Monday. In the midst of difficult days and times you are a truly blessing #hearties! Thank you so much for your sweet prayers and support for my family.

Looking for past From Hope Valley Devotionals? You can click HERE to find a complete listing of all of the devotionals! 

I receive several emails a week asking where you can watch older episodes of "When Calls the Heart". If you have a Netflix account you can find seasons 1-3 there or you can purchase them on Amazon. You can purchase and watch all of the seasons and episodes by clicking on the links below:

*Please note that the quotes used in these weekly devotionals are the sole intellectual property of Hallmark Channel, WCTH, & Crown Media, LLC. These on-line posts are in no way supported, endorsed or affiliated with WCTH, Hallmark Channel, or Crown Media. They are simply encouragement inspired by Janette Oke and this precious show.*