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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Finding Purpose, Place and Peace in the New Year

2015 was new, crazy, challenging, a bit here, there and everywhere. In January and February, I was empty, then filled. My husband was sick, then sick some more. In March and April, I was incredibly inspired, then incredibly humbled. In May, I started fresh again. In June, I was hopeful, then spirit crushed. In July, I said no…

You’re Almost There

In loving memory of Olivia and Steve. In honor of their families. Music’s pulled me through the two weeks between Africa and Christmas. It’s fitting that the only post I visioned for Christmas is inspired by song. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant’s rendition of “Almost There” caught me off guard this week. I’d almost forgotten I’d heard it and loved it…

Giving. Receiving. Charity and Love.

This is a guest post written by my younger sister, Tiffany, who has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type. Once a month, Tiffany documents a single day in her life. The purpose of these posts is to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with mental illness. I’m also hoping the posts will help readers recognize that…

Africa. The Untold Stories.

“…all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  –Psalm 139:16 I’ve already published 10 posts about my trip to Africa. Technically, the series is complete. But my heart knows you haven’t heard the whole story. I’ve been holding a lot inside, handling memories tenderly, delicately and dear….

A Tumor. A Piano. Princesses. And Waiting.

At this point, I can’t remember how many times we’ve been to Mayo Clinic since Seth’s initial diagnosis of choroidal melanoma (eye cancer) 11 1/2 months ago. Let’s just say we’ve been to Mayo a lot in 2015, so much so it’s almost like a second home. During our most recent visit in August, we received the good…

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