Author Archives: dbythesea

About dbythesea

It is my hope and prayer that I can make a difference in the lives I touch and that I will live a life of faith that brings glory to God. "Walk on Water" is my journey of reckless abandonment to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!

To my family and Friends… Coping with Cancer/ Hoping in Christ (Pt.1)

Family and Friends, I have some bad news. I was just diagnosed with colon cancer. I’m in the process of many tests to determine its stage and my treatment plan. There’s a lot I don’t know yet, but with every … Continue reading

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Commitment Issues

I’ve been having a love affair with my guitar and I was really hoping to make sweet music together, but I seem to be having commitment issues. Haha..no, really…I do love it and always enjoy my time learning to play it, … Continue reading

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An Easter Poem

(A Repost of an Easter Poem I wrote in 2012.) Life makes no promises, nor guarantees gain; No glory in riches, power or fame. No freedom from sadness, worry or fears; pain or losses, heartaches or tears. No gain for … Continue reading

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Skeletons in my Kansas City Closet

I started this blog 3 years ago, with a desire to be authentic, expose my real struggles as a Christian and share my faith in God, so that I might encourage others and bring glory to His name, as well … Continue reading

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Maturation from Sisterhood Shenanigans

Not long ago, I was on a northbound train to Santa Barbara with my sister, Debi. We shared the four-hour ride together, and to my surprise, didn’t argue about a thing. I say that tongue-in-cheek, because as kids, it seemed … Continue reading

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Living with Boundaries

I have always wanted to live my life with a sense of vulnerability, but with healthy boundaries. I haven’t always known how to do this, though. I either get trampled on because I’m way too vulnerable, or I become so … Continue reading

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My Cinderella Story

As a little girl, I was told many Bible stories, like Adam and Eve, Jonah and the Whale and Noah’s Ark, right along-side with the classic, Disney’s Cinderella and Snow White.  I was fortunate enough to have loving Christian parents … Continue reading

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Life Promises Nothing…God Promises LIFE!

AN EASTER POEM I WROTE LAST YEAR. Life makes no promises, nor guarantees gain; No glory in riches, power or fame. No freedom from sadness, worry or fears; pain or losses, heartaches or tears. No gain for the righteous, nor … Continue reading

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LOVE: Noun or Verb?

February is the month for Love. Valentines Day can either be a day filled with romance or great disappointment. I guess it depends on the circumstances. Maybe you don’t care much about Valentines Day, but I think it’s safe to … Continue reading

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SILENCE

It’s a new year and I haven’t written in my blog for 3 months. Usually, God will put something on my heart to share, but lately, things have been pretty quiet…internally, that is. I’ve been struggling with this silence and … Continue reading

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