The Weight of Sickness

Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. Gag. Cough. “Do you think he’s okay? How long can he cough like this? Oh no. I think he’s going to throw up.” With each cough, I feel my anxiety wrapping around me like an unwanted blanket on a hot summer day. I wish I could Continue Reading

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Remember the Why. Remember the Reason.

The Waiting Place

Have you ever been in the waiting place? I have. A few years back, my husband discovered his company would be shutting down their office in Indianapolis and relocating to Nashville, TN. I remember the moment he told me like it was yesterday. The world felt different. Instead of feeling comfortable, Continue Reading

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I Get to Do This

I have been overwhelmed to tears on multiple occasions today. As I drove back from dropping the kids off at school, I looked the Christmas decorations on the homes and thought, “I get to do this.” I get to experience the joy of Christmas. As the tears welled up in Continue Reading

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Praise, Phish and Bob Weir: An Exceptional Trio

When I first started living my life for Christ, I drew a lot of lines in the sand. In many ways, my world became black and white. Yes to this and no to that. This is good and that is bad. I remember feeling like if I quit doing some Continue Reading

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You Say

Today, I knelt down in front of the ottoman that sits at the end of my bed. I watched this video with my hands folded tightly in front of me. And I cried. It wasn’t a sobbing, intense cry. It was a silent, tears falling slowly out of my eyes Continue Reading

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When Lockdown Happens

Last Thursday, I pulled into the pick-up line at the end of the school day – as I always do. And my daughter walked to the car – as she always does. But something was different. Something was wrong. She opened the car door as the words came pouring out Continue Reading

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When Fear Takes Hold

Some people are afraid of bees. Others, of sharks. Some, of flying. Abandonment. Rejection. Loneliness. Growing old. Failure. Change. Heights. Losing a loved one. Sickness. Death. The list is long, exhausting – and varies from person to person. For some, the fear is like a siren that stops them in Continue Reading

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I Love Jesus, Homosexuals and Women at Abortion Clinics – and I Will Drink Starbucks Out of a Red Cup

Have you ever been in a place of darkness in your life?  Where it feels like you have fallen to the bottom of a well?  You look up and see the sliver of light, but It seems so far away.  It seems impossible to reach as the walls are pressing in and Continue Reading

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Unwrapping the Gifts of Fall

Like a lot of other people, I love this time of year.  It is a time of indulgence for all five of my senses. I love to see the brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges that take over the landscape as the leaves begin to change.  I love to see the pumpkins resting on the Continue Reading

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