Category Archives: Spiritual

Independence Day..A Close Look at Freedom and Independence (a revised repost)

When I think of freedom, I think of all the times in my life when I broke away from someone or something that was inflicting or causing me pain. Like cancer, for instance. I fought the cancer battle and a … 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, exposing 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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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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