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Roar Back

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Most Popular Posts, Read Her Blog | 35 comments

Roar Back

Mid-Saturday morning, I received the most hurtful email. The writer shared how her and her friends read my blog, and she basically surmised in bullet-point format their thoughts on how I had failed as a Christian.  I’ll only repeat a few of their comments…so hang with me. I promise there’s a redeeming reason in why I’m reopening this wound, and why a small part of me is thankful for her gumption to send the message my way. One person said I’d lost my witness...

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I’m Not a Fan of Pain

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Most Popular Posts, Read Her Blog | 73 comments

I’m Not a Fan of Pain

And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. I am scared. And weepy. And my emotions are slightly yo-yo-ey these days (I realize yo-yo-ey isn’t a word…but I’m giving myself grace due to my minimal thought-aligning abilities lately. My thinker is no Bueno). I almost didn’t post an update because really, who wants to admit they’re frail. And sniveling. And well…pretty much praying–All. The. Time. I guess that last confession is the best one. Because it’s true. It’s...

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Eeeeeeeee! Can You Believe It?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Most Popular Posts, Read Her Blog | 20 comments

Eeeeeeeee! Can You Believe It?

Do you hear that? It’s me. Squealing or screaming or making some other super surprised noise. Why am I squealing like a smitten school girl, you might be wondering? Confession time. Most of my youth I dreamed of having my name printed on a pretty pink pencil or polka-dotted coffee mug at one of those specialty shops. You know, like Hallmark. {Hey, I grew up in a small town. Hallmark was a big deal to us Palmetto-ians} However, the closest wording I ever found to my name was Daphne or Debbie...

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Woman Cheats Death Four Times

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Most Popular Posts, Previously Published Articles, Read Her Blog | 7 comments

Woman Cheats Death Four Times

  “A football-sized tumor is embedded around your lungs,” my ER doctor explained. It’s not every day you hear this news, especially when you’re 25 years old and six weeks pregnant. But my diagnosis isn’t where my story begins — because every illness has a unique symptom that internally whispers something’s wrong. Mine seeped out the summer of ‘98 in the form of a faint, recurring itch that danced across my leg. Then my cheek. My back. Inside my ear. The gradual progression...

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Those Who’ve Read The Book Will Appreciate These {And, Happy 19th, Babe!}

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Most Popular Posts, Publishing/Cut Chapters, Read Her Blog | 26 comments

Those Who’ve Read The Book Will Appreciate These {And, Happy 19th, Babe!}

Yesterday I stumbled upon this while cleaning out my office:  Can you guess what it is? If you’ve read When God Intervenes, you’ll remember I mentioned the coloring/activity pages the elderly man gave me at church. Can you believe we kept this gem of a book after all these years? A smile crossed my face as I remembered how far my husband and I have come. You see, today is my 19th wedding anniversary (Woohoo!), so I thought I’d share some special moments I mentioned in the...

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The One Thing I Wish I Believed Sooner

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Most Popular Posts, Previously Published Articles, Read Her Blog | 4 comments

The One Thing I Wish I Believed Sooner

  {A recent guest post I shared over at ILoveDevotionals.com.}   I used to be fearful of a lot of things. I worried about money. I agonized over work projects and whether I was competent to perform a job well done. Seeking the approval of others was another fear. Did I offend them? Will they like me or secretly laugh at me?    It’s funny the things I let consume my thoughts; such trivial matters in comparison to reality.    Money? I could always make more. Work? I could...

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