By Anonymous Control is a very big issue with me. I like to control things. I like to know when it’s going to happen, where it’s going to happen, and why it’s going to happen. I always have. I just like to know. As you can probably imagine, life is not often helpful with this [...]
Hi everyone! I would like to introduce you to a wonderful woman before I post her IML story Wednesday. One of the most exciting things about running my own business is having other small and local businesses reach out to me. It's taken a lot of work and prayer (and sometimes tears!!!) to be in [...]
By Claire, "As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God" My favorite missionary of all time once said this, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Everyone has their one main thing that is hard for them to surrender [...]
by Allysse Shank This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual women's retreat held by my church. It's always a great time to unplug and focus on what really matters. Normally, I just go and enjoy everything the retreat has to offer, but this year I was given an opportunity to serve [...]
I love listening to the feedback from all of the wonderful people who spend their precious time reading I Made Lemonade posts. That being said, several people have expressed their desire to share their story but have also expressed their fear of writing. It is important to me to address this subject because it’s one [...]
by Amy H. This is my "Happy" story about God's faithfulness to bring beauty out of brokenness. In 2010 at 28 yrs old, I began praying to have another baby, which previously I had never desired. I had two children already, who at the time were 9 and 7. I had been married 9 years [...]
I have been given a huge family who is constantly showing me support no matter where I am in life. For this post, I’d like to mention a few key moments that have stood out to me in regards to IML. I want to share these moments to publicly thank the individuals who have given such great memories, but I also want to share these moments so that you, as a reader of this post, can be strengthened and inspired to reach out and keep the bonds with those you consider family. Maybe there is someone in your family who needs your support. Maybe you are the person who just wants to know your family has your back.
When you first have an idea, it becomes more real every time you tell someone about it. You begin to hang on every gaze and smile and confused expression to gage your potential success. IML probably would have never begun if the negative reactions outweighed the positive. However, I have the best support team in the world! I’m going to use this post to thank my dearest friends who are such a huge piece of that support team.
This month I am writing a brief series not the people who have made IML possible. This week, I'm bragging about M7 Web Studios. Every time I pull up my website, I start smiling. Anyone who has had a dream and saw it come to reality is familiar with the feeling.
He hasn’t stop talking since the day he first spoke. I remember being a kid and our grandma would make us play the quiet game. Whoever could stay quietest the longest won a quarter (um…ya!!!). I’m pretty sure Noah never lasted more than 15 seconds. Ever. That’s one of the things I love about him, though. He is straight up FEARLESS.