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Roadblocks, writer’s block, and missing socks

You’ve probably already guessed from today’s title that this isn’t going to be my usual weekly article. It’s one of those “this-is-how-my-life-is-going-and-I-hope-it-encourages-you” posts. First, let me lay out a bit of background...

When your ending transforms into your beginning

Divorce papers, signed and sealed. A doctor’s diagnosis, no known cure. Foreclosure. A visit to the boss’ office. “I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” On and on it goes—things that end, long before we are ready. Relationships...

We need each other

There’s a common misconception that my daycare runs on electricity, when it is actually powered by coffee. 🙂 Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I do enjoy a good cup of coffee after feeding my kiddos breakfast and another one while they’re...

Loving is worth the losing

I gripped the steering wheel, blinking back tears and just barely keeping my emotions in check after saying goodbye to my college-bound son. I thought the goodbyes would get easier, but I was wrong. I’m so proud of him, and it brings me great joy to know...

What to do in times of doubt

  Have you ever had a time when you knew something to be true, but physical evidence–the things you could see, hear, and feel–said otherwise? And in a matter of minutes, you began to doubt the truth you previously believed? A couple days ago, my...

Small steps toward healing in times of grief

  It was just a small bag of cashews, but it helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. Four and a half years ago, the foundations of the life I knew were shattered. In one weekend, my entire world shifted. Through heartbreaking circumstances, I...