I see you. Sitting there beside me, so full of life and awake to every little experience... You are so ready to tackle this world you're growing up in.  Your eyes are so expressive, so alight with curiosity and compelling insights sprouting from the thrill of mastering these few short years so far.  You are... Continue Reading →


1 John 5:1  "Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God.  And everyone who loves the Father loves His children too." Luke 9:48  "Then He said to them, 'whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me.  For... Continue Reading →

Pain: Nemesis or Mentor? Pt. 3

"Lean into the pain..." I hear it... whispers... echoes of a voice I trust. lean into the pain... pain is the intersection where life and death meet, and we get to choose which road we will travel.  What will we let die and what will we nurture to life when we experience pain? Pain is... Continue Reading →

Pain; Nemesis or Mentor? pt. 1

I've been hearing it a lot these days. lean into the pain...  I've had a lot of experience with pain... for the most part, I'd rather avoid it. From the moment labor started with my first baby, I knew I was in trouble.  The pain was out of this world. I needed to vomit, but... Continue Reading →

Life After Forgiveness: Trust

"Why won't you forgive her?"  This question has followed me around since we had our falling out and forgiveness hasn't had the appearance of certain criteria for some of my former friend's entourage. I have often raked this question over with my own questions.  Have I forgiven her? I still have that icky feeling when... Continue Reading →

Life After Forgiveness pt. 2

I remember my grandpa, a retired anesthesiologist, once telling me that pain is an important part of the body healing itself.  That after a surgery, pain management is vital.  Keeping a patient comfortable so they can move around is important for their recovery post op.  However, there comes a point when the pain meds actually... Continue Reading →

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