Health Update and Plans for ???

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share the latest about my health, and fill you in on the way God is nudging my heart. Health update I’m almost through with all the testing to be considered for a lung transplant. I just have one more test to do in the hospital in San Francisco and then […]

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Enjoying Life During Hardships

Last week my husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary! I am so grateful to celebrate this amazing day with this wonderful man! Four years ago, I was told I had a few months to a year to live and was offered no treatment options. Being given such a horrible time frame to live was […]

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Breast Cancer Self-Care: Loving Your Hurting Self

  Society likes to talk a lot about self-care: which often translates to a box of chocolates, a bubble bath, and perhaps a glass of wine. I had the privilege of being a guest writer on ImTakingCharge.com last week. I take the idea of breast cancer self-care (and all self-care) to a higher level–beginning with […]

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Helping Our Kids Grieve

Our kids need our help to process the grief they feel when they go through losses, disappointments, and tragedies. They don’t know what to do with their powerful feelings. They grieve over lots of things – from small things, like the top of their ice cream cone falling on the ground, moving, losing a friend, […]

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Soothing Yourself When Distressed

We Need Ways to Soothe Ourselves There are so many difficult things in life that happen that cannot be changed. We have a lot of losses to grieve. What helps during these difficult times is taking the time to soothe, calm, and comfort ourselves in ways that help, not harm. We fall into these practices […]

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God Helps Us During Difficult Times

We all go through difficult times. It’s part of being human. Sometimes they can feel like too much to handle. I understand, because I’ve been going through some testing to be considered for a lung transplant. I feel so blessed and honored to be going through this process. It is also difficult and stressful. I’ve […]

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Reflecting on Another Birthday

Just a few days ago I was blessed to celebrate another birthday — 61 to be exact! Normally I wouldn’t let the world know it was my birthday, but this year I want to, for a purpose. Birthday girl Every birthday I celebrate is very significant for me. When I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis […]

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Biblical Affirmations for Times of Struggle

  It is my pleasure today to welcome my friend, Sarah Forgrave to as my guest on the blog today. Sarah has spent many years dealing with chronic illness and all the emotional and spiritual challenges that go with it. Through it all, even in the isolation, fear and despair, Sarah has sensed God’s presence […]

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The Power of Love

I’ve been impacted this week by both the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, as well as the outpouring of love and help by so many. I know there is no way I can ever truly understand what has happened, or what those affected are going through. I have several friends and extended family who live in […]

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Self-Compassion and Courage

Today I’m blessed to share a recent interview on their blog and podcast by Voices of Courage,  a mother-daughter team of Jan Kern and Sarah Bond, who share a vision for strengthening women of all generations. Their vision is to ignite a multi-generational movement of women leaders who hear God, speak courageously, and thereby bring […]

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