Category Archives: dbythesea

Cancer removed/Hope remains!

Hello family and friends… Thank you, for the love and prayers you all continue to send my way as well as all who contributed to the GoFundMe account. I cannot thank you enough for how much this has helped our family with all … Continue reading

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Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 9)

Update #9: Recovering and Rejoicing… I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks since my surgery! I am simply amazed as I look back and beyond grateful as I look forward. The first week home was incredibly difficult and the pain … Continue reading

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Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 6)

Update #6: August 27, 2016 (Ready, Set…Surgery!) After a long week of juggling pre-Op appointments, blood-draws, paper-work and finishing the last week of clients at the salon, I’m home resting and preparing for the big day, Monday, August 29th. Surgery … Continue reading

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Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (Part 5)

Update #5 (MRI result & scheduled surgery) August 22, 2016 Hello Friends and Family, What an amazing weekend. God’s presence is truly evident in this journey and I am so grateful for the love that surrounds me. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ (part 3)…

Update: August 12, 2016 I got the call from my GI Doctor today and the 2nd biopsy came back clean (yay!), which means 1 of 2 things.. 1). There may have been some cross-contamination from the tumor.  or… 2). They … Continue reading

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Coping with cancer/Hoping in Christ: (part 2)

UPDATE: August 8th First let me say THANK YOU! Words can’t describe how grateful I am for the outpouring of love, support, prayers, texts, calls, etc. from each and every one of  you. God is so merciful and good to … Continue reading

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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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