Out of the Ashes

I am living proof there is... ... beauty after ashes ... healing through fire ... love after loss ... life and life abundant Reflecting on December 22, 2015, just one year ago my heart is settled and my spirit is calm. Exactly one year ago today I was in the hospital for my 6th surgery …

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Humble Beginnings

Am I alone or are you counting down the days with the rest of us to December 25th? Have you been sucked into the vortex of black Friday and the impulsivity to overspend or get into debt? What warms my heart the most is when we are reminded of the true reason for this season… …

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The Hunt and The Great Escape

In Sacred Miracles I spoke of a murderous dictator, an evil, mad, and insane King Herod who was on his way to kill Peter when an angel of the Lord woke him and instructed him to flee.  The history books report King Herod the Great ruled for some 36 years. You may recall his relentless …

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Two promises – One Way

There is nothing mystical about our Savior, when, how and to whom He was born, and what He came here to do. Likewise, there is a very real opposing enemy. In lies "Two Promises" in scripture below, but only "One Way". "The thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have …

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Kicking and Screaming

Sitting in a sushi restaurant on a Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with my best friend Lisa... I got the call.- Lisa & me -It was my OB/GYN. She vacillated on whether or not to call being that it was a Friday night and all, but if it were her . . . …

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Missing Her

I've heard it said that grief is as individual as a snowflake. I couldn't agree more.  Not having lost a child I can't begin to know or speak to the vast depth of grief a parent must endure. I have watched through the lens pointed at my dear friends. This piece is for them, remembering …

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Secluded, Set Apart

One afternoon last September I looked out of my car window and saw a black bird favoring one leg. Fascinated I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off of her. I wanted to know what happened. Was she born this way? Did she get injured and if so how?  How did it happen? Driving past her I had …

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