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Collateral Damage

Death danced outside our door again. His fingers long and reach beyond the body that they claim.  When my husband got home last night, he shared about his day. It began with a roll-over of a van full of kids and ended with a ninety-year old man being struck and killed by a motorist. He […]

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Insight from Pirates

“Life is pain highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.” Can you name the movie? It’s a brilliant movie but not exactly the most uplifting quote. Life is pain? Really? We don’t want this to be so but can we disagree? Even the most staunch optimist must admit that life is full of […]

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Stress is like Gangrene

“Gangrene may be prevented if it is treated before the tissue damage is irreversible. Wounds should be treated properly and watched carefully for signs of infection.” Stress is like gangrene. As I have mentioned, our family is familiar with PTSD. An intense stress disorder. But we are also familiar, along with probably everyone else alive, […]

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D is for…

Most pictures say a thousand words. But this picture screams one simple word. “Dauntless.” I was drawn to this picture. There was something about it. So I bought it. My husband and I had stopped for food and a break a couple hours into a routine nine hour road trip. After hour 13, the routine […]

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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Panic. Temper. Strain. Depression. Several years ago, I had no idea how four letters could turn someone’s life upside down. Today is my wedding anniversary. Thirteen years ago I married an amazing man. I envisioned having beautiful children and a beautiful life. For many years that is exactly what we had […]

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Hope

Can you spot the flowers?   To conclude our mission trip to Mexico we had a time of sharing. Highlights. Challenges. One of my teammates shared the profound. She was struck by the amount of hope demonstrated in unexpected ways. At first glance, all that could be seen was poverty. But as the days progressed, […]

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