I don’t have time … to be (un)healthy

I don’t have time … to be (un)healthy

It’s that time of year when we pack away the bulky sweaters that have so conveniently hidden the evidence of the Christmas cookie overdose that took place during the “polar vortex” (ahem) and get out lighter, less forgiving clothes like those pesky sleeveless tops. For many people, looking great in a swimsuit is motivation to get healthy. However, this girl has not and will never be caught dead in a bikini. So, that is not...

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Shadows, Stress, Survival… and other ramblings

For some reason, I keep thinking about the shadows. Those hot summer nights were many years ago, in a time of lightening bugs captured in glass jars, open windows, no air conditioning, and sleepovers with friends. One of our favorite games was making shadows with our hands and letting the light from my little white and pink lamp cast shadows across the wood-paneled wall. My friends and I would take turns facing the wall with the light to our...

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The Cancer I Walked Away From…

At first, I called it curiosity. After all, I had always secretly wanted to be a private investigator after reading one too many mystery novels. Looking up certain people on Facebook, I even reasoned to myself, was done out of my concern for them. However, this curiosity soon made a dangerous turn down a path leading to the comparison trap. Facebook photos of perfect white smiles, exotic vacations, an amazing wardrobe, and flawless skin made me...

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I Love to Learn about YOU! {… wanna see what I’ve learned so far?}

Thank you so much for those of you who took the time to fill out my website survey! I love to learn about YOU and want to keep learning! So far, this is what I’ve learned (see if this sounds accurate to you). Most of you prefer to read blogs either in the evenings or on and off through the day as time allows (me too, by the way). Your favorite types of post tend to be devotions, encouragement, or family posts: The most requested types of...

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You Will Never Guess What My Name Means {and how it has shaped my life}

You Will Never Guess What My Name Means {and how it has shaped my life}

Did you know that today is “Fun Facts about Names Day”? This is a holiday that is new to me, but it sounded like fun so I thought I would jump in…. and you will never guess what my name means! Fun Facts About Names Day encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see...

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