Welcome to Courtney’s Notes!

I am creating this second blog titled “Courtney’s Notes” because I need a space where I can exhale.  For over a decade I have been writing and leading women’s Bible Studies over at WomenLivingWell.org . I LOVE it!  It is a complete joy to get to journey through the Bible, cover to cover, with you all.  But sometimes the Lord lays on my heart topics that do not flow with the Bible Studies I am leading, so rather than just storing it all in my journals, I thought I’d create a space to share it with you here. 

I want this blog to be less formal and more old school – like back in the days when I first started blogging.   So it will be random, unfiltered, informal, sometimes deep and heavy as I share more personal stuff and sometimes light hearted, if I share a recipe or a funny story from my life.  I may be here frequently one month and gone for a bit the next, based on how much time I have.  It will ebb and flow with my life, while I consistently show up at Women Living Well and lead Bible Studies. 

Also, many of you know that my life took a hard turn 5 years ago when my high school sweetheart (we dated for 4 years before marrying) and husband of 19 years left.  I have kept nearly everything private during this time but I don’t want it to seem that I have shoved it all under the rug. 

So while I still have a need to keep things as private as possible, I do plan to “go there.”  I am now raising two teenagers as a single mom and so I hope to be able to share some of those challenges here as well.

So, if you want to get my notes in your email inbox – subscribe to this blog along the sidebar.  This blog is not connected to Women Living Well’s blog, so if you are already subscribed there – you still have to subscribe here as well to receive my notes.  

So let’s get started – and see where this leads!!!  

Keep walking with the King,

12 thoughts on “Welcome to Courtney’s Notes!

    1. Hi Becca!!!

      It’s so good to see you over here! Thank you for all of your support all of these years.

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  1. I am here for this 100%!

    I have been the homeschooling sole Mama of an eleven year old and wading through ( and remaining faithful to my singleness) for four years. I am finally at a place of rejoicing in the peace of mind at the life I am living and the example I am setting. I rejoice in the tears when memories or frustrations seek to invade and even more so when the opportunity to show compassion, grace, and humility is the result.
    I pray for peace and joy to always be within you.

  2. I am so excited for this blog! I have been a follower since 2012. I often look up recipes on your blog and I am looking forward to new ones. I haves missed the personal blog posts. We have started to homeschool our kids (6y & 4y) and have two (2y &9m) babies at home as well. I love looking back at your old videos about homeschooling and your encouragement.
    Thank you for all the encouragement and openness you share.
    P.S. Will Janelle be a guest for recipes? I miss her blog too.

  3. I am pleased to see the real lady I have been following on both of your other sites. I am sorry for your divorce but know it was not nor is it your fault. It is truly his loss, not yours. I am moving away from my 2nd husband of 17 years for health reasons, my brain is dying physically and my heart is failing and liver disease. I am also going blind and deaf after retriggering my Closed Head Traumatic Brain Injury along with multiple painful Inflammatory Autoimmune diseases. This is my 2nd marriage. My first one did end in divorce after being abused– this one will not. You see this 2nd hubby is very precious to me as he is Developmentally Disabled with Tourettes, autism, and severe social anxiety. But the battle is that he always refuses help or love unless it comes from HIS family. But after I saw the look of terror on his face as we had to go say goodbye to Pa Bear when he passed away in 2015 I have determined in my heart to not put him through the inevitable finding of my body the moment I graduate to heaven. Many people automatically assume that I am divorcing him or at least a legal separation. But no. I am married living separately due to medically necessary treatments, medically necessary foods, and in-home help that are too expensive for him and his family. My own family disowned me long ago after years of trauma, neglect, and abandoned me, including my own precious children, I was robbed of raising and I have an Angel baby Boy in Heaven. All this to ask you, do you really believe the very same words that you have been telling other women for years….That you are not alone and that you are deeply loved? Because Sistah you need to if not because we are right here with you and also praying for you. The waters might be threatening to overwhelm us but God will not allow it. {{{{hugz}}}}

  4. Hi Courtney- I have been a fan for years and in a difficult marriage as a mom of 5 kids. Thank you for the Blessing of your transparency and encouragement! Your Walk still brings me Hope and I appreciate your sharing something so difficult so that others may be ministered to. You have such a beautiful heart for the Lord and your children and I am confident He will Provide! Please know I will pray for you and all women in this unexpected situation. With heartfelt gratitude for this new Blog! God Bless-Hugs of support back to you, Jackie

  5. PS I am SO sorry this happened to you! SO difficult to understand such Evil!
    Thank You for your witness and advice to keep seeking God in terrible times! You are such an INSPIRATION! Much appreciation for helping all of us pick up our cross and struggle along!

  6. On a lighter note …. I remember you telling us that you were afraid of dogs. I Love seeing you with Snowball! (I remember you named him Snowball, right?) Such a Beautiful Pup and you always look So Beautiful!

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