Tag Archives: trials

The Day the Homeless Fed Me

There was no audible voice, no specific directive, just a nudge on my heart. But the nudge was strong; so strong I knew immediately what my answer would be: Yes. It took a week to commit, to finally answer the … Continue reading

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Undone; Worth the Read

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy; my heart shouted yes before I’d even finished reading the blog post. Yes, sign me up to be on the launch team for the book: Undone, A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate in the Rain: A Life-Changing Event

It was raining and we were laughing as we began our trek to the car. I was holding my coat up high over my head with one hand while the other held a cup of hot chocolate. When the light … Continue reading

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Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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5 Things To Remember When Facing a Challenge

  “What if I come in last?”  It was a valid question. I needed to answer carefully. “Well,” I began, “what if you don’t?” I could see the shift in her eyes, the change her in stance, as she considered … Continue reading

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Listening to Grace

When I called her back, I had no idea how the conversation would go. Because I thought she’d called to check-in, to suggest we get together soon, spend an hour over lunch catching up on life. I was wrong. She’d … Continue reading

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Choosing to Live Your Best Life

photo source: http://bestcookingoilswallpaper.blogspot.com/2012/08/lasagna-pan_31.html It was Sunday and we were having lasagna, food a friend cooked for us, something others often do when you lose a loved one. It was then that I did it. I reached into my pantry and … Continue reading

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Tom Petty, Dominoes & Lessons I’m Learning

photo source: http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/2013/04/30/books-were-just-going-to-have-to-wait-for/ I think Tom Petty nailed it.  Because truly, when the stakes are high, when our hearts are invested, when we want to know what the future holds oh so badly, the waiting is the hardest part. The … Continue reading

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The 4 Keys to Finding Patience

photo courtesy of: http://iheart7.com/2011/11/giving-children-their-privacy-nablopomo/ WE were at a stand off.  I wanted her to do it, and she was refusing.  Resolution was nowhere in sight.  So I gave up, because this week of all weeks is not the week to … Continue reading

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Why We Need Friends, God & Wine

photo courtesy of: http://shaswa.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/help-yourself-by-helping-others/ “What can I do to help?” It was a simple question, but one for which I didn’t have an answer.  The fact that my friend asked in the first place; this was enough.  Her gesture, her … Continue reading

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