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Do the hard things

Yesterday was the first true test of my new life. I was home, in my apartment, alone…alone with my own thoughts. That can be a scary place.  I couldn’t get out of bed, for starters. I was, and frankly am, … Continue reading

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Five years already?

Today is five years since we lost my grandmother. I’ve been so emotional…just raw.  Elsie and I had an enigmatic relationship. She wasn’t ready to be a grandmother. She had a daughter who was nearly five when I was born. … Continue reading

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Alles Gute zum Geburtstag

Growing up, I was a blessed kid. I was surrounded by so much love that I didn’t know any differently. My parents, as crazy as they can be, loved my sister and me unconditionally. Were there moments in which I … Continue reading

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Endings and beginnings

Well…today was my last day. I’m not gonna lie…it was tough. I was okay until my boss came up and talked to me. You see…the reason I stayed so long was because of him. And our patients. Even as I … Continue reading

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Church, humility

Part of my holistic recovery is getting back into church. What does it matter if I’m physically and emotionally healthy if I’m spiritually dying? So, today, I went to church.  Today’s sermon was on…drum roll please…HUMILITY. You see…I’m a slow … Continue reading

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This week has been a truly humbling experience for me. And it has helped me to understand my mom and a lot of people in my life more deeply than I ever could have.  Yes, I have an autoimmune disease … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans…

Have you ever had a plan set up, in your mind, only to have all he’ll break loose? Yeah…that’s the story of this week.  You already know about the wheel chair trip to the ER. That was a hoot, hopefully … Continue reading

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Self care

I had a scare on Monday. I’ve not been feeling well for a while.  A few weeks back, I couldn’t hold door down. The mere thought of food caused a tidal wave of nausea. I honestly thought, despite the high … Continue reading

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Sufficiency in God alone

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Do you ever feel like there isn’t … Continue reading

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What makes your heart sing? 

Real talk. I’m 41 years old. By some standards, I’m young. By other standards, I’m old. I’ve been on the search as far as I can remember formsomething, anything that makes my heart sing.  When I was a kid, I … Continue reading

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