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Last Friday, with sparring helmet, boxing gloves, and mouthguard, I stepped onto the testing mat with adrenaline rushing in my head. My heart was beating so hard I could feel it in my throat. “This is your black belt test! … Continue reading
As the metal scraper moved across my teeth, the dental hygienist paused when it landed on inside of my front teeth. Ok, here it comes…I thought. “So, I see the enamel has worn away here on the inside of your … Continue reading
For those who struggle. May you find a piece of hope in my story. Blessings for your journey. 7 years ago… For more than a year, I had a standing date with myself every Tuesday, 5pm-10pm at Borders Bookstore. As … Continue reading
We all get knocked down by life. Some of us are hit early on in life, and it takes decades to realize the damage we live out every day. But no matter what life has dealt us, and no matter … Continue reading
When I first entered recovery almost 7 years ago, via a serious breakdown, I quickly learned how important grieving was to my recovery. I had a mountain of unprocessed sadness and pain that trailed me since childhood, and the only thing … Continue reading
I had big mommy dreams before I had kids. I pictured myself chasing lady bugs and butterflies through open fields with my children as they giggled with curiosity and delight. I could practically hear the Chariots of Fire soundtrack in … Continue reading
To everyone who’s gone through hell with me… thank you. May your joy be full.
This is my prayer as I fight with intense anxiety and grief barging its way into too much of my day. I’m struggling to be a good mom as I process the past five months of losing my mom to brain cancer. … Continue reading
A true friend is someone who after telling her all your deepest, most embarrassing secrets, she exclaims with a smile, “That’s it?” She’s someone who holds the map of your life, so she can remind you how far you’ve come. … Continue reading
This morning as I listened to my mom’s worship music and cried my eyes out, I prayed for God to give me the ability to forgive Nurse K. This is what he gave to me… He is so good.