Bolder Blogging: Finding Your Sweet Spot


I was on my computer yesterday, trying to edit this food picture and recipe below when it hit me. side note: this is the most unromantic delicious soup, which I will post tomorrow, a comical valentines day. Is this my sweet spot? After reading this devotional and multiple email conversations with some dear friends, I feel like it is… my sweet spot. Not just food, … [Read more...]

Gratitude Muscles & #UdisFriendsgiving


Yesterday we had an abundance of family, friends, delicious food (gluten free included), and a thankful heart. What can I do with that thankfulness today? Keep giving it. KEEP and GIVE being the KEY words. Gratitude is a discipline The more you practice feeling grateful, the more grateful you become. Gratitude is a muscle you strengthen through daily use — an … [Read more...]

In a New York Minute: Changing from One season to the Next


Well, we're back from New York and settling into real work in real life again. You see, this past weekend we spent wonderful time in West Point, New York for my life long friend's wedding. It was an honor to be part of this celebration and an honor to be able to stay on campus. I’m still in shock of the beautiful scenery and all the history! I was able to sneak in 2 beautiful … [Read more...]

Endurance Foodie Friday: FAITHFILLED


Meh.. I kind of let this week go. I mean, after Monday’s tragic event and then the West Texas explosion, I really didn't have much to talk about or share. I mean, I could have, but honestly I had nothing to say. Just a lot of prayer and heart felt grieving. I think it’s needed, to go through the motions that is. To grieve with and for others. Then we can turn around and BE … [Read more...]

Thursday Thoughts & Love


There are things in life we should be fine with, but we’re not. And no matter how much we try and “act” fine, inside we want to stomp our foot like a toddler with a tantrum. That was me this week. Although I did end up stomping my foot and then taking out my aggression in the weight room. I was sore. But that’s probably the last thing I NEEDED to do to cope. Yes we are … [Read more...]

Past Year to New Year


2012 was a year of healing for the Cotters. I knew it would be because I prayed it would be. Didn’t know how or when, but I knew HE (God) would work HIS ways. All I had to do was TRUST. Easier said than done, but I (we) did. As a couple we took every risk, every opportunity. We “went” for it. We learned the hard way and we learned to count our blessings. Me? Well, I … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday: Kiwi Cotter


As I sit here, thinking over this past year, I almost get a little teary eyed. For me, that says something. I may be corny, but shedding tears of emotion? Pah-lease. Haha, actually, I share in tears of joy. And that’s why I am writing this today. For me, to share joy, to look back at life and THANK GOD for all He’s done. You see, a year a go today we were on a plane to New … [Read more...]

To Mourn the Storm


This weekend has been one of many mishaps and many goodhaps?? Is that a word?  But there is one thing that could not escape my mind. Sandy. Just as we share in each other joys, God teaches us to share in each other's sorrows as well. My heart has been aching for those affected by hurricane Sandy. Mourning is a part of life, and we often just ignore the feelings when we hear … [Read more...]

WIAW: Food for Thought


Not your typical WIAW, but go with me here. We’ll talk food for thought. My thought diary on this Wednesday, sound good? I’m hoping Jenn will approve. Grab a fork and dig in. What if. Yes, what if you didn’t know how to measure? Would you miss knowing your weekly running mileage? Your pace? Your PR’s and your PB? Not if you didn’t know it. You’d run to run. You’d run … [Read more...]

Tuesday Truism


How’s that for a title? Truism according to good old Webster: Definition of TRUISM : an undoubted or self-evident truth; especially : one too obvious for mention You know what TRUISM slapped me right across the face this morning? It was this quote from a devotional I was reading. Well, it’s not really a truism per se but I am going to make it one, k? A Cotter Truism. … [Read more...]