Identifying Fear

I never believed in anxiety attacks until I experienced one for myself. About nine years ago I had a friend from high school come up to the last frontier to visit me. We had a blast sightseeing all over Alaska until we made a trip into Denali National Park that I will never forget. We […]

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My 18 Year Old Me

Last week after the kids settled down, my husband and I went to Dairy Queen for a romantic getaway. Now I am revealing how cheap we are, but I do love an Oreo Blizzard; maybe because they come with one of those long handled spoons that make eating ice cream so much fun. While we […]

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DEFEATED

I just began this journey and I have finally been defeated! Let me explain. I have fought the fight for 23 years, my own fight that is. Every one of those 23 years I spent trying to prove myself, trying to defend my story, and trying to show I was worth loving. I always thought […]

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Shepherd’s Care Forum

“I am learning how hard it is to build the bridge from the idea of taking on a cause, and actively doing it.” ~Emily Today I had the privilege of attending the first organized Shepherd’s Care Forum, dedicated to helping church leaders and clergy members address and respond to domestic violence and sexual assault. With […]

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Facing the Monster

When I was a little girl I was convinced a monster lived under my white wrought iron daybed. I imagined it lying in wait, ready to grab my feet as soon as they touched the ground. My escape plan was to crouch on the edge of my bed and take the biggest leap possible off the side to avoid […]

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