Encouragement

A Different Easter

A Different Easter: You did not see me at the Easter brunch with my dress flowing in the wind You did not see matching outfits adorned with smiles and wide spread grins You did not see the posing for pictures at a family gathering or sprawled across your feed You did not see me amongst… Continue reading A Different Easter

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Living in the Saturday

Recently, I was doing some reading on hopelessness and faith. This time of Covid has impacted lives like nothing I've ever seen. Not just with physical health, mental health, jobs, finances, relationships, but also politically and economically. The affects of this virus have far reaching and worldwide impacts. As I watch friends lose their loved… Continue reading Living in the Saturday

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From Praise to Protests: Finding Peace in a Pandemic

Here we are...sitting in our homes in the year of 2020, amongst a global pandemic. Who woulda thought? I have been wanting to sit down and write this for some time, but honestly just couldn't find the courage to do it. Until yesterday, when I was sitting listening to my pastor (who for some weird… Continue reading From Praise to Protests: Finding Peace in a Pandemic

Encouragement

Hope Found

I was so immensely blessed to speak to a lovely group of women at my church yesterday. Because I am incredibly long winded, I didn't get to really dive into the topic of HOPE as I "hoped" (hahah). So, as promised, here is the transcript of the full lesson for your reading pleasure. May it… Continue reading Hope Found

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Crohn’s Awareness

Many of you know that my son, Justin, has Crohn's disease. I have posted about it before...his journey to finding out he has Crohn's and the doctor who has saved his life (you can find that here). Justin is 14, a self proclaimed "epic gamer" who loves everything to do with computers, history, people, and… Continue reading Crohn’s Awareness

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When Tragedy Strikes

  The world is filled with tragedy. We encounter mass shootings, natural disasters, accidents, and just plain evil. We see it every day. So much so, that we often check traffic to see if we are going to get to work on time, not really noticing or truly understanding the fact that that possible delay is… Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes

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“Mawwiage, that Bwessed Awwangement”

"Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement. That dweam wivvin a dweam. And wuv, twue wuv, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah." - Princess Bride Marriage - Princess Bride puts it so perfectly (and hilariously!): that blessed arrangement -that dream within a dream. When we are young (especially us young ladies), we picture marriage as true love that… Continue reading “Mawwiage, that Bwessed Awwangement”

Encouragement

Is it Love or Validation??

I wrote this article a couple of years ago for an amazing online publication called christianwomenonline.net. I came across it again recently and felt it just as necessary a reminder today as back then. Praying it encourages you to truly love selflessly: We hear the word “love” thrown around a lot these days.  With the… Continue reading Is it Love or Validation??

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When a Doctor Saves the Life of Your Son – You Give Him Cookies

When a Doctor Saves the Life of Your Son - You Give Him CookiesWords cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for Cedars Sinai Pediatric IBD department. The love that went into making these cookies, far outweigh the gift itself! For years my son, Justin, suffered from unexplained pain in his back, hips, legs,… Continue reading When a Doctor Saves the Life of Your Son – You Give Him Cookies