I watched the kids swim, while I sat in my wheelchair behind the glass in the lounge area, waiting… To pee. You see, the kids wheeled me into the recreation center, then proceeded to dart to the pool area like it was Disneyland, squealing with delight at the prospect of swimming for FUN on a SCHOOL night for my son’s 9th birthday. I just had to be there with my precious boy on his birthday. I needed to be a part of this, of something other than lamenting my pain and my restrictions at home. I’ve been stuck in a leg cast...

  Dear New Mom…   I’m not going to tell you how I gave birth, and if I nursed my babes or bottle-fed them. I’m not going to tell you about all the night feedings and how to get your baby to sleep. I’m not going to tell you when to start solids and when my babies started walking and talking. I’m not going to tell you what stages and ages were difficult and what were heavenly. I won’t tell you about the pains and struggles and heartaches that motherhood brought me along the way. I won’t tell you about the moments...

Having been in a non-weight bearing leg cast for almost six weeks, I have some advice for you, my dear, precious, wounded friend. First of all, I feel your pain, I know your misery, and I understand everything that you are going through. Hang on sister, let me help you through it, okay?     I have compiled ten tips to help you manage this treacherous road a bit easier. There will be nuggets of skills you will acquire that I won’t mention here, because you will naturally learn what’s best for you. I could tell you that you...

Today I have a lovely new friend here, sharing something I really want to try once I am out of this cast!  With January comes the idea of getting healthier, and exercise is surely one component of our lives that is important for so many reasons.  I for one, haven’t had exercise on my ‘priority list’ for a while, and maybe this will be my motivation.  Have you tried aqua aerobics?  THIS seems doable for me and maybe you.  Swimming is such a perfect low-impact work out for old broken ladies like me, but it also seems...

There is a stirring in the wind all over the globe… do you feel it? It started with one poignant post that speaks to the need for compassion and attention in this world. My Faves, Lizzi wrote it. It’s heartbreaking truth digs deep and raises the call to us all… Read it.  It will move you too. From those words, a mission was birthed, with the breath of Yvonne’s heart and their combined passion for good.. A campaign to unite 1000 voices all over the world, with one goal: To spread compassion through our blogs and videos, and...

I’m not a stranger to managing pain. I have had four surgeries in five years, and every one of them left me in pretty bad shape. Pain has so much power… There is a slippery bridge from physical pain to mental anguish. I try not to step on it. I know what’s on the other side, and it’s uglier than the physical pain.  Have you been there? Ah, the evil snares of pain.  It can take over your every thought, and every minute if you let it. But I give in. Sometimes. I can’t do a damn thing to control the pain, other than wait...

Today I am deeply honored to be sharing an incredibly powerful story that my precious friend experienced, in which she believes God’s Angels saved her and God’s love lifted her heart out of doubt and into belief.  Denise reached out to me after reading my post about Cassidy’s claim to see angels.  She told me that she has quite a story that can beat that one!  I couldn’t wait to read it, and she blessedly wanted to share it here.   Friends, Denise is sharing a part of her life that is as raw and real as humanity...

  Perspective saves me. I have written a lot about gratitude and the shift in how we look at things in our lives to find deeper meaning and purpose. Something happens in your life and you respond. You can either take a glance and carry on, or take the lens and twist it into focus. You can look behind and beyond the circumstance and discover all kinds of insight as you grow in wisdom from such introspection. Embrace the moment I say. Dwell in the depths of it. I do that a lot. I’m a thinker. And a feeler. And I respond. But the perspective...

The Christmas Story still lingers in my heart as I dwell on the greatest story ever told … and the Characters that made it happen. I have been thinking through each person’s call and their purpose set on the stage of God’s Will, and it is my deep desire to live like them. It is my great conviction to stretch my heart and my hands further in order to continue the message of God’s passionate plea, and in doing so, perhaps His Plan for me will be fulfilled. I’ve realized that God moves mountains, through people. I sorted through...

The Christmas Story…And the Characters of Christianity The birth of Christ is the most well-known and celebrated story, through the prophetic anticipation of our savior to the miraculous entry into the world. The sweet simplicity of the manger and humility with which God delivers His Son brings forth the foundation and stage for the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. There is magic and wonder in angelic hosts opening up skies and a star so bright it guided many across the land to kneel down in praise of the newborn King. The Christ-Child...

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