Faith, Family, Finances, Funnies, and Flarps




Have you read this book? I’m all for anyone reading it BUT if you are a woman it’s A MUST! Download it on your kindle, get it for free from your library or send me your address and I’ll mail it to you. It is a MUST read.

Here’s the deal– I’ve spent my entire life living with that feeling of rejection. I always had my family who supported me no matter what but I often was rejected everywhere else. I assumed I would reach a magic point in my life when rejection either didn’t happen or I didn’t care. Well… I’m still waiting on that moment to arrive.

Rejection stings. Feeling “uninvited” or out of place. Or maybe you are like me and you simply struggle to find your niche. This feeling doesn’t have to overtake you! While I’ve always known that my Heavenly Father was there with/for me, I don’t think I ever meditated on the fact that HE was rejected. The feeling I have when I don’t fit in, or don’t get invited, or don’t feel like I belong… my Father felt that way. He is who I need to cling to.

I’ve always blamed it on me being a loud mouth. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I mean, facts are facts. I’m too much for some people. I’ve spent years taking my temper and my tongue but some will always leave me out because they remember how I’ve been or know how I can be. It hurts! Especially when I know I am NOT who I once was.

Being vocal and outspoken has its perks but has so many negatives. I can’t change who I am but I can continue to work to improve on myself. I want so desperately to NEVER reject others. That’s probably not very realistic but it’s my goal. I work hard to include even when others don’t do the same.

If you feel rejected or alone PLEASE read this book. And reach out. I’m here and I’ve been there. But above all… if you feel rejected seek the One who was rejected and despised and loved anyway. I’ll never be Jesus, but I sure want to be like him.

Thanks for reading!

For now,

Cara Roxanne

Attending the gym

I noticed something funny at the gym the other day. {Yes, I am still a member and haven’t quit yet} There were several people who made me laugh out loud. (Which, apparently, was a nice break from me singing out loud at the gym). There were people who looked as though they were attending. They had their headphones on, their water bottles in hand, muscle shirts on {although some had no muscles} but they were literally doing nothing.

They were playing on their phones, looking at the tv and one was literally reading a book. Interesting… they were ATTENDING the gym. They have a membership, they have the correct attire on, but they were merely at the gym as an “attending” member, if you will.

This got me to thinking… is this what people do at CHURCH? Do they merely attend? Do you get up and put your (church) face on, fancy clothes and grab your Bible? Do you walk into church with a perfect smile on, greet people, and then merely fade into attendance?

We go to the gym to see results. {If you know of any other reason to go to the gym, please let me know} We go to the gym to lose weight, tone up, get rid of fat, feel better ourselves, look better, heal our muscles after an injury or surgery… whatever the reason may be, we go to see/experience RESULTS!

Isn’t that why we should be going to church? If the only reason to go to church is to “check it off” your list or to have an excuse to wear a new outfit… shouldn’t you just stay home in your pjs? We should be going to church to see and experience RESULTS! We should go to be filled, to fill others, to be in community with God’s children, to learn something, to gain insight, to feel motivated to live a more Godly life.

Side bar– sometimes we don’t feel like going to church, but we go anyway. THAT IS OK! Sometimes we don’t feel like going to the gym, but we go anyway. I am not saying you shouldn’t go to the gym or church if you aren’t “feelin’ it”.

Don’t simply attend a church. Be involved. Be engaged. Be a PART of it. Make a difference. Help out. Open the doors. Pass out bulletins. Rock a baby. Pray for your pastor. Offer to make coffee. Dump the trash. Sing a song. Whatever it is that God has placed on your heart as your spiritual gift, USE IT!

And furthermore… if you pay for the gym…GO! But don’t go and read a book. That’s just dumb.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.- 1 Peter 4:10-11

For now,


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