Tonight, I am overwhelmed by God’s grace. The message tonight at church was about healing. Sometimes we think we aren’t praying big enough prayers or that we don’t have enough faith when God doesn’t heal us or provide the miracle we are asking of Him. I know in my heart that isn’t true, but Read More

Life With Lyme

  Since it is Lyme Disease Awareness month, I decided to write about this disease that has taken over my body and my life over the past few years. **Disclaimer: I’m going to be very transparent and brutally honest.** Doctors don’t tell someone with cancer, “You are just depressed.” or “No more testing for your Read More

Impress. Talk. Tie. Bind. Write.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at Read More

For Better. For Worse. Forever.

My husband and I have an anniversary coming up. It has been nine years of marriage and ten years of togetherness. It has been better and worse than I ever thought marriage could be. We have had struggles and trials that have made us question everything. There have been moments when we fully realize that Read More

The Darkest Hour

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”      –Charles Dickens   There is a beautiful saying amongst the Irish peasantry to inspire hope under adverse circumstances:- Read More

Peace, Joy and Oreo’s

Tomorrow is the big day. I start treatment tomorrow for LD and will go in at 11 am for a 2 hour IV infusion. It could take longer depending on how my veins hold up and how quickly the good stuff gets going through them. I will be having these infusions twice a week for Read More

A Lesson From the Snow

Merry Christmas! Oh, wait! I mean…Happy New Year!! No? Ah, yes. I am a little bit behind! It is mid-January and I’m just now getting back into a “semi-normal” routine from traveling and Christmas festivities. But today feels more like Christmas than Christmas actually did. A fast falling, beautiful snow is flying onto the ground Read More

Little Women

Lately, I have been having a quiet sadness lingering in my heart. A feeling of loss keeps coming over me. It creeps up on me slowly in silent moments. At night when I can’t sleep, I am hit with many thoughts about my girls growing up and this parenting thing. The constant changes and phases all Read More

My Education in Thankfulness

“He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.”  -Saint Augustine The past few months I have been doing research on the Holocaust for a historical fiction book I am currently writing. Doing this extensive research has educated to me in Read More

Much More Than Just a Game

I was born and raised in Dallas with four older brothers who were involved in every sport imaginable. From a very young age, I was in the crowd at every one of their basketball, football and baseball games as well as many track and field events where my brother, Chris dominated in discus and shot-put. Read More

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