Have you ever gotten to the point where you are so comfortable with life, that in a blink of an eye something has been taken away from you? That’s a definite reminder that we take life for granted ‘everyday.’ God has a reason for everything. It is not up to us to put the pieces of the puzzle together. He has the pieces placed right before our eyes. 
In life, there are some things we want to see and some we don’t. 
For example: we want to see ourselves succeed and grow in our career, we want to see where our parenting will take us and how it’ll model our children, we want to vision our marriage at 25 to 50 years, we have seen our children born and grow from infants to toddlers, to adolescents, to tweens, to teens and finally adulthood, etc.
Then there are the lesser things we wished we had never seen. For example: raising a child as a single mother, adultery, divorce, death of a loved one, natural disaster, miscarriage, bankruptcy, failing, illness (cancer, disease, etc.), etc.
But those things we have seen, whether good or bad does not mark us as a person. But rather lessons learned in life. It is those experiences that strengthens us. Those experiences that forces us to help others so we can recover and heal.
You can either let it make you or break you. The choice is yours. But I choose to always press forward; to outweigh the negatives with every positives. My loss is no greater than anyone else’s. My faith has strengthened so much since the death of my mother and brother. So to that, Satan will have no power over me! And knowing by the grace of God that He will get me through anything that my eyes will see.
Maya Angelou once quoted: ‘We are only as blind as we want to be.’ How true! Just don’t be so blind that you forget how to live… with hope, grace and mercy from our heavenly father!
“There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept. Things we don’t want to know, but have to learn. And people we can’t live without, but have to let go.” ~Anonymous 

Crystal Glause

My name is Crystal Glause. I grew up in Dannebrog, NE. My Dad, Dave Sr. still resides in Dannebrog. I have 2 brothers, Bryan and Dave Jr. After moving several times, my family and I made our home in the country by a town called Worms, NE. I am married to the love of my life, Jason. We have 3 beautiful daughter's! Our oldest is Michaela Anne, 16 years old and a junior in high school. Our middle is Kristen Elaine, 13 years old and a 8th grader. And our youngest is Alyson Jean, 11 years old and a 6th grader. All 3 go to Palmer Public School in Palmer, NE. I have 2 indoor cats, George and Miles as well as numerous outdoor cats. I am dubbed the crazy cat lady! You can't tell that I love cats right?! I am a licensed esthetician (I treat the skin!) at Elle Salon and Spa. I offer services of microdermabrasions, facials, plant peel, body wraps, professional make-up applications, professional body waxing, pedicures, manicures, etc. I absolutely love my career and clients! I have always had a passion with helping others. I enjoy uplifting others and building ones self-esteem. I am a Sunday School Teacher for 3rd and 4th graders at the Zion Lutheran Church in Worms, NE. My husband, daughter's and I are all members there. I enjoy teaching God's word! I am very original, but can be unpredictable. I am very outgoing! I love to talk. I'm also the one who's voice you could hear 10 blocks away. I love to make people smile and laugh! I'm a lover of music. I have had numerous friend's ask me what my favorite genre is. I tell them a little bit of everything. But I listen mostly to country. My greatest gift is my faith from my heavenly father! As a child, I didn't grow up going to church but attended a few Sunday school classes. I was baptized at 13 and confirmed to Lutheran at 27. I didn't have a bible growing up, but I knew who Jesus was. The only thing I had was a pocket bible of the New Testament. I also taught myself and recited the Lord's Prayer when I was 8 years old. Meeting my husband was surely a God send! It lead me to worship God. I am a firm believer that strength comes from faith. I just can't imagine my life not believing in the promises from God. My faith has lead me to where I am today. In turn has lead me to my path to righteousness and eternal salvation. Each day is a gift from God to us here on earth. My hope is to inspire people. That's what lead me to this sight over a year ago. After reading several authors blogs, I felt it was time to tell my story and spread the good news of Jesus!