Category Archives: real life

Being a Christian in the US today is rough.

 Don’t get me wrong. It’s not as rough as it is in Muslim countries. I can declare my faith openly here without fear of being killed, tortured, losing property or being imprisoned. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that I’ll lose … Continue reading

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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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What the fluff?!?!

This morning, I may have freaked out a little bit. I am leaving my job 😳 Yea, I made a rational decision based on evidence that it is time for me to leave. Yes, I know that I know that … Continue reading

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New beginnings

This week is going to be a week of lasts for me. It is bittersweet.  After 10 years, I am retiring from the dental industry…specifically from working in a dental office. I know more about periodontal disease, brushing, flossing, crowns … Continue reading

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Temporal vs eternal

I’m realizing just how much of my focus has been on the temporal versus the eternal. I’ve been in survival mode. I’m trying to keep afloat physically. My health hasn’t been great and the exhaustion has been overwhelming. I’m trying … Continue reading

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Hello I’m Hashimotos

A friend sent this to me…and I’ve seen in on multiple Hypothyroid/Hashimotos groups. I thought I’d share it here…   Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid. … Continue reading

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Uncle!!!

Last night my friend called my current season of life a pressing season. I don’t know what season I’m in but I’m calling uncle. This past weekend was one of the most emotionally difficult I’ve had…and that includes being in … Continue reading

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Friends

Last night I had a moment that hit me hard…in the best way. I went out to celebrate my friend’s birthday and met someone who knows someone I know. He and I got to talking about the circumstances under which … Continue reading

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Who’s 37???

I remember when 37 was ancient. Now I find myself 37 and so far so good. I am thankful that God keeps giving me another day. I’m fully aware, after losing so many people this year, that I’m only guaranteed … Continue reading

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Receiving…

I’m in the middle of this season in my life that makes me more uncomfortable than any other. I’m learning (still) how to receive. I thought I learned this lesson years ago, but apparently I didn’t. God is preparing me, … Continue reading

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