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Gone

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Read Her Blog | 0 comments

Gone

Gone. That weird pressure in my side dwindled day by day until I woke this morning with no discomfort. Praise. God! And can I share one more amazing fact? After I posted my fears last week and asked for prayer, can I just tell you that I felt your prayers? Seriously. I wish I could have reached out my hand to one of you and transferred the experience, because I went from extreme heaviness of heart, to this weight falling from my body. Almost like I had purged whatever was bottled inside and...

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No Longer Slaves

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Read Her Blog | 24 comments

No Longer Slaves

Sadly, the blog post I’d written about, “The Day I Went Crazy” will have to wait a week or two since life has become a funny roller coaster for the last eight days. Just when things seemed to calm down, a scary dip gripped my heart and I’m bracing for dear life. Or, I was. It’s hard to embrace peace when you physically feel discomfort in your body. The sensation of a butter knife jammed in my middle left rib mimics a pain I felt 16 years ago when my C had returned. Back then,...

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Here She Goes Again

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Read Her Blog | 13 comments

Here She Goes Again

So, last weekend Madison graduated. Now that doesn’t sound like a big deal. Kids graduate every year, and this is exactly what I was thinking until I saw my daughter walk across the stage, and then it hit me. She shouldn’t be here. I was told to abort her. (Imagine a crazy lady, weeping and wiping her face. Yep. That was me, and my hubby, too.) Then during the ceremony they showcased all 300 graduates and their favorite hobby/talent. Madison, the girl so completely humble that the...

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A Walking Billboard

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Previously Published Articles, Read Her Blog | 11 comments

A Walking Billboard

“For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.” —2 Corinthians 4:11-12 (NIV) My 16-year-old walked to the front of her speech class at the State College with her hair tucked up in a scarf, concealing every strand, as she mimicked how I looked some 17 years ago. She shared her story of how my husband and I made the toughest decision to...

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New Year, New You

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Previously Published Articles, Read Her Blog | 5 comments

New Year, New You

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) After battling infertility for years, and finally accepting that I was sterile, my husband and I considered adoption. It’s amazing how excited you become about something once all other doors...

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The Worst Part About Complaining

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Read Her Blog | 15 comments

The Worst Part About Complaining

So this past Saturday I asked my friends on Facebook (FB) for recommendations on where to pick up a turkey dinner since I planned on cheating this year for Thanksgiving {cough}. Thinking this was a novel idea of mine, I couldn’t understand why I hadn’t done this before. Then today a FB memory popped up from five years ago that said, “I’m thankful for the Publix prepared Thanksgiving Dinner sitting in the fridge…” What? I’ve ordered a Turkey-day dinner before? Good night, how do...

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