Christian, Faith, Uncategorized

Taking a SHORT Break.

Today is Monday, June 10th. I am writing a quick post before I hurry off to class at Laramie County Community College. Class, you may be asking? What class? I am excited to say that I have been given the opportunity to take a nursing course at LCCC this summer which will allow me to become certified as a nursing assistant. I start week three of class today, and then I get to do clinicals next week. I have really enjoyed learning medical techniques and getting the chance to be a student again. Nursing is a career I have been interested in for a long time. I love the idea that my job will allow me to care for people and let them know they are valued and loved on a daily basis.

With all that being said, I have decided to take a short break from writing new posts while I concentrate on studying for my certification exam. I had a few sweet readers message me last week to let me know they didn’t see a post on Monday. Last Monday was the first Monday I have missed in 28 weeks. I am so thankful for my friends and family who check in each week to read my words. I know God has used my blog to help others, and I believe he has plans to continue to use it. I will be back on in August to continue my weekly posts. I hope you all have a wonderful summer.

God bless you friends,


Christian, Faith, Uncategorized

I’m a blogger…now what.

Today I want to get a little deeper with you guys. Now that you know a little more about me and have heard a small part of my story let me get real with you.

I’m scared….

I’m terrified that now that I have stepped into my calling, I might fail.

There is a chance that I could start this blog in all the excitement of something new and promising, only to lose interest and drop it like I’ve done with so many things before. I could let God and all the people who have reached out to support me down. I might drop the baton or fall flat on my face. Negative thoughts keep creeping into my consciousness. The worst of them being that nagging voice telling me I’ve been here before and I have given up.

The painful truth is: that voice isn’t lying.

I have taken a step out into my calling then promptly taken three steps back when I realized just how uncomfortable it is to be out of my “comfort zone.” I have heard God call and I have chosen not to answer. I have let the enemy’s deceitful, yet well devised attacks derail my progress. Yes, I have started races and chosen to quit in the middle.

But this time is different.

God has been preparing me for this my entire life. I now understand that every set back was actually a set up. God knew I would get knocked down a few times, but he also knew I would get back up. He saw me defeated, but knew victory was in my future. He will use my story for His glory!

I take the responsibility of living out God’s will for my life very seriously. I know that I am traveling down a narrow path, and it will be no surprise when trouble meets me along my journey. So, what is different this time? Now, I know how to fight! I also know who is fighting on my behalf.

I will put on my armor.

I will rest assured that with God, victory is already mine!

Below, I am going to list some powerful scripture that I have used to draw strength from and understand the battles I am facing.

Enemy’s attack’s:

1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefor to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Trouble is inevitable:

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

The Armor of God:

Ephesians 6:13-17

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”


Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on into completion at the day of Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 8: 37-38 “No, in all things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I hope you realize that although I am confident in my God, there are times I doubt my qualification for the roles God has called me to fill. However, I take heart in looking back on my journey and on how far God has brought me. In Christ all things are possible. We just have to hold on to His promises and do our best to courageously enjoy the ride!

Peace and blessings,


Faith, Uncategorized

A list of me.

Thank you for visiting Tatum’s Truth. I am honored  to share a little bit about who I am and why I have created this blog. The first thing you should know about me is, I am the “queen of lists.” I love sitting down with a pen and paper and getting everything out of my head and down where I can see and make sense of it.So here is my “about me,” created in list format, to give you (and me) the low down on who I am and why I have created this blog.

List of me:

  1. Lover of Jesus, striving to keep him first in every role I play as I navigate this world and work to love others like he loves me. I believe God is calling me to use the story of how He powerfully worked in my life to help others find Jesus and give their lives to Him. I have been granted a unique set of gifts, talents, and passions that I am ready to use to inspire and encourage my fellow sisters in Christ.
  2. Wife of my best friend Jeff. We are each other’s partners and constant supporters in this crazy life. I treasure our relationship and strive to be an excellent and honoring wife.
  3. Mama of two precious girls, JoJo and Ella, who make my heart happy every single day. I pray to become a mom who leads her children to love the Lord and give their lives to Him. My girls are so special, and their God given gifts are already starting to reveal themselves. I want to help them identify and develop these gifts to be used for God’s Kingdom.
  4. Cowgirl heart- I love my horses, barrel racing, and anything ranch or rodeo related. Nothing makes me feel closer to God than being on the back of a horse.
  5. Member of League of Hope- a non profit group created to serve women, teens and children in my community who struggle spiritually, financially, and emotionally or need help overcoming homelessness, abuse, addiction or any other thing keeping them from the good life God has in store for them. God gave me a vision of a local abandoned hotel being made into a living facility for women, teens and children. I will hold this vision in my heart and watch as God brings it to fruition.
  6. Fitness and healthy eating make me feel good and keep me in a healthy place mentally, emotionally and physically. I am excited to share my experiences with mindful eating and fun fitness routines as I work to create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
  7. Fashion- is my favorite creative outlet to express myself with. I can go from a pair of wranglers, a wild rag and a punchy set of spurs, to skinny jeans, high heel booties and a high fashion top at the drop off a hat (literally)! Haha! I have a new priority of making sure my outfits are God honoring, and I am shifting to purchasing mostly from clothing brands that align their values with the ones I hold personally.
  8. Organization- I enjoy organizing. It de-stresses me. When I need time to mull over an idea or work through a problem I head to my nearest closet and begin de-cluttering. I think their is value and freedom in a minimalistic lifestyle. Although I am far from living this way, I strive to begin purchasing things with intention. I will be mindful of the things I consume for my family and myself, so I can improve the impact we have on our environment.

I hope you enjoyed this list of me. I am sure it will change and expand as I continue to grow in my discovery of who Christ created me to be. I would love for my readers to share their own “lists of me” in the comments. There is something powerful about getting down to the core things that make up each of us individually. I challenge you to take the time to get to know yourself based on who God created you to be and not who the world says you should be.

May God bless you sweet sister,