IC · Just Life

Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

The day of my baby girls blessed union, I was asked the same question multiple times. "Are you OK?" Then they proceeded further. "No really, are you OK?"  If I had a nickel for every time I heard that phase prior, during, and after wedding. . . We all could load up and go to… Continue reading Blizzards, the Flu, and Capacious Etchings

Faith · IC

Higher Ground

Depression is real.  Chronic Illness is real.  Faith in Jesus is real. Joy of my salvation is real.  It is hard to smile and share the joy of Christ when you feel like poo.  Sadly, that is how many of us feel on any given day.  I do have depressed days but do not consider… Continue reading Higher Ground

Faith · Teens

open letter to my daughter

My dearest love, I pen this open letter to you for your benefit.  You see, I didn't do it all perfect or even all right. It comes as no surprise that I have made mistakes; you know this better than anyone. I can get short sighted and caught up in my own thunderstorm.   I… Continue reading open letter to my daughter



I have a new diagnosis to add to my repertoire confounding aches and complaints. Who doesn’t need another classification?   I’m not whining so don’t read me that way at all.  I am consumed with reading info- the good, the bad, and everything in between. I do have to pace myself- information overload has triggered a… Continue reading PTLS