World RARE Disease Day

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Today- the last day of February- is World RARE Disease Day. The definition straight from the Global Genes website describes it as: World RARE Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and … [Read more...]

Five

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I haven't posted much this week, because I've been dealing with the fact that my little man turned 5 today! How is this possible? Wasn't he just a colicky newborn? A defiant Terrible Two...a whirlwind Threenager? I think 4 was my absolute favorite age, and I know it's only going to get better from here. He has such a fun personality. He makes me … [Read more...]

I Swear I’m Still Here

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You may have noticed that I haven't been posting as often- and that was totally intentional on my part. Christmas is my most favorite time of year, and I really wanted to take the opportunity to soak up every last moment of it with my little family this year. I have been brought to tears several times over the last few weeks, coming to the … [Read more...]

New Year, Old Me

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As this year comes to a close, I've found myself reflecting on the lessons that I've learned. On the person that I've become- am still becoming. Each year shapes us differently, life's circumstances a chisel, ever defining us. Some years, I've learned, more rigorously than others. This year I've come to a revelation- one that has changed who I … [Read more...]

The Simplicity Manifesto

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I haven't stepped into my office to work all week. With all that is happening in our country, writing my thoughts seemed trivial. While I'm not going to talk about politics or the state of the world- I want to talk about something a little closer to home. Burn out. Our day to day lives are wearing us down. We're living life tethered. … [Read more...]

Twilight Prayers

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Sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of the night. Wide awake. I stare out my window at the fading stars and wonder if there's a reason. Occasionally, someone's name will be on the tip of my tongue, as if placed there on the edge of an unfinished dream. It could be a good friend or a person I haven't heard from in years. But, I often … [Read more...]

When the One Who is Hard to Love is In Your Own Family

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My brother is in prison. Just releasing those words out into the universe makes me cringe. I've went to hit the backspace button several times. Erasing my thoughts before I even begin. Peeking over my shoulder to make sure no one has seen what I've written. It's just not something we share in polite company. We barely bring it up amongst … [Read more...]

If You Grew Up in Southern Indiana

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Summer is almost over and sitting at home recovering from surgery has me waxing nostalgic over all of the summer-time activities I did in my youth. When it hit me- I bet summer is a lot different if you grew up somewhere other than Southern Indiana. So here's my list of things that us Hoosiers do: Quarry jumping- Jumping from jagged … [Read more...]

Why Millennials Don’t Pray

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  Prayer is our direct communication with God, our speed dial to the creator of the Universe. It can direct and affect our daily lives. But, something concerning is happening with this generation. The line has been cut- we don't pray. Not like we're supposed to. We don't have prayer closets or dedicated times of prayer. With busy, full … [Read more...]

Facing My Mortality

Facing My Own Mortality

There I was. Curled up in the floor of my closet, head in my hands- sobbing. Begging and pleading with God. Pouring my heart and fears out to him. Scared to death. Crying out loud. Begging for peace. Asking for forgiveness. This past week I was brought face to face with my own mortality. Being in my late twenties, most of the time I still … [Read more...]