I think the most difficult times in life often trigger the greatest measures of joy. In fact, it’s hard to imagine joy without challenges. How do you know something is truly good unless you first know something is bad? How do you truly appreciate a blessing unless you first feel the weight of a trial? … Continue reading The Many Faces of Hope
Fore-Warning: This is an honest and slightly morbid discussion about death. If this topic is uncomfortable for you, stop reading now. I get real here and I know it can be hard to discuss. So we never talk about it. It’s scary to talk about it. It’s sad to talk about it. But we need … Continue reading Death Becomes Her
This little black dot is a tick. It’s tiny and it seems harmless. But it is one of the most infectious creatures on the planet - especially at this size and even smaller. This specific tick was found on my black dog - along with several others - after we stopped along the side of … Continue reading This is a tick
I am laying here in bed, having completed 2 IV treatments this morning, feeling sick to my stomach and weak as can be. Recent events have caused a burden of stress that is wreaking havoc on my system. I’ve been in bed for 3 weeks. Exhausted from the pain that cripples me day and night. … Continue reading In our weakness, He is strong
Living with pain every day wears you down. Over time, it can break your spirit and make life unbearable. I spoke with a woman the other day who shared with me that she sometimes considers suicide. She suffers so much and is not getting a lot of help from her doctors. She is trying to … Continue reading Good days I’m ok. Bad days I’m ok.
The most recent episode of New Amsterdam had a patient in the ER with headaches. The doctor spent hours with this woman and finally diagnosed her with Lyme disease. The head of the ER was upset the doctor spent so much time with one patient - she told him there are over 300,000 cases a … Continue reading New Amsterdam
Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the colors and lights and the feeling of magic and joy that come with beautiful decorations and music filling my home. It can also be a reminder of all the things I can’t do and all the ways I cant share those feelings with my … Continue reading Christmas