Raising a miracle

Do you have friends whose children have special needs? Most of us do. Or maybe you're parenting a child with special needs yourself. Many are. My friend and colleague Matt Krumrie wrote this blog post about raising his miracle daughter, Kassy. I read it this morning and felt convicted of my own failure to care... Continue Reading →

The rainbow jar

*Thanks to our anonymous contributor for sharing this great idea on how to improve our attitudes with more gratitude.* Take a clear jar or plastic container, and every time you see evidence of God working in your life (which He promises to do for those of us who believe in Him), place a brightly colored... Continue Reading →

Day 25–A second chance

*Thank you to my friend Samantha Hogan for sharing her story and her husband's story of how a selfless act by someone else gave him a second chance at life and love. Check out the video that documents this miracle.* I am thankful for so many things in my life.  My God has given me... Continue Reading →

There’s always a rock

*I'm very thankful that Debra Dickey-Liang sent me this post for today sharing her 2013 word of the year with us. What's your word or theme for 2013? What's on your mind? What are you learning right now? What will you be grateful for 11 months from now?*During my everyday life, with its various tasks... Continue Reading →

Bearable

Some of you may remember reading my blog post about my personal experience with pregnancy. I caught a lot of flack for that post from people who seemed to misunderstand me. These are typically the same people who encourage every woman, regardless of her personal experience with pregnancy, to just be happy, never mention the... Continue Reading →

Keep coming back

Today I sat on a puffy leather couch at a local coffeehouse, answering questions posed by a kind woman who's writing a news article about our local recovery program. My enormously pregnant belly served as a great prop for my decaffeinated gingerbread latte. I curled my marshmallow-like feet up on the cushions. What a difference... Continue Reading →

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