LIFE AFTER INFERTILITY

Life AfterInfertility

About the time it takes to grow a baby ago, I published a book about infertility. It’s called “Bearing Hope: Navigating the Desert of Waiting for a Child.” I have been blown away by your reviews and support; thank you! The ironic thing is that you would never in a million years tag me as […]

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COURAGEOUS –MY WORD AND 10 2017 GOALS

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It’s overwhelming to me how much I love planning, dreaming, and strategizing. If I weren’t a believer, New Years Day would have to be my favorite holiday. There’s no hype. No pressure. No obligations. Just a beautifully clean slate and a year of possibility ahead. My heart! I shared a Facebook Live video yesterday about […]

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BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS…LITERALLY (ON WRITING A BOOK)

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When I pulled that book out of the Amazon box, I finally felt it. The weight of my dream becoming a reality. A dream that was born probably FIVE years ago when I longed for one like it so desperately. I wrote the book God created me to write. I still can’t swallow it completely. […]

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IT’S NOT ALL OR NOTHING

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I’ve gotten lost lately. Lost in cyberspace. Lost in the world of “business-y moms.” Lost in the world of “better blogging webinars” and better pinterest/instagram/facebook/twitter use. Better websites. Better strategy. Better better better. More more more.  It threatens to drown me with all its goodness. It overwhelms me and makes me want to throw up […]

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MOTHER’S DAY IN THE DESERT

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Mother’s Day in the Desert of Waiting is the hottest. It’s the windiest, driest, hardest of days. It hurts. You’re reminded how empty your arms are. You are grieving. You are sad. I get it. It’s okay to stay in bed today. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be not okay.  It’s also […]

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don’t sing songs to a heavy heart: support group

  I’ve learned a thing or two about grief through personal experience and even more through research for my book. My optimistic blondie natural tendency used to be “smile and throw some encouragement around.” Thank goodness I know better now or people would be making this face at me:   If you know someone going […]

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FEAR AND ANXIETY HAD ME FROZEN

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Our house SERIOUSLY looks like a mob of tiny toddlers have been living there, unsupervised. Progress on my book has screeched to an almost halt. My blog is teetering on the edge of the bloggy graveyard. I’m struggling to wake up before the kids. (These. three. little. kids. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus for them, but holy early waker uppers.) […]

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WAKE THE HECK UP BEFORE THE SUN and finding your formula

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A couple years ago (You know you’re getting old when you feel like time is flying…) I posted on waking up early and how much of a difference it made in my life. Since having Cal, waking up early has been D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T with a capital D. Add in cleaning for house showings and moving…and I […]

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