I’m not giving up, but …

I'm not giving up. I'm not a quitter. It's not really in my nature. But for the first 20 years of this chronic illness, I spent a good portion of my time trying to find ways to be healed. Or spending time being depressed because I wasn't. I don't think I'd ever really thought about... Continue Reading →

‘More important than facts’

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.” This is the first line of the poem, “Attitude,” by Charles Swindoll which has been true in my life. And with a chronic pain illness, I've found it can really be the difference in wasting the days away and finding real joy.... Continue Reading →

Two brothers and a total eclipse

As awe-inspiring and amazing as the Total Solar Eclipse was on Monday (and it truly was here in Missouri in the path of totality), I'd like to tell another story of the eclipse. It's the story of my husband and his brother who hadn't seen each other in nearly a decade. But let me back... Continue Reading →

‘Even the darkest night will end’

  Note: originally written in September 2015. My mental health has taken a beating over the last year or so. I have a physical illness that has really been taking it to me, and as a result, affecting my mental health. I’ve been battling this physical ailment for half of my life. What makes it... Continue Reading →

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