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When Life Gives You Lemons, Living Without Clean Water

When life gives you lemons, let them brighten the darkness   As I sit here writing to you, my stomach is turning and the pain is increasing by the minute. My baby boy’s temperature is spiking, and there is nothing I can do to stop it. For the past three months, life has literally chucked… Read More When Life Gives You Lemons, Living Without Clean Water

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I Found the Meaning to Life Facing Death

I’ll never forget the day death came to shake me out of my comfort zone. Rain falling over the windshield. Temperature dropping. Three young girls just out for some fun. Laughing as we cruised through the night, passing light after light. I looked over at my friend as she held the wheel, completely unaware that the next… Read More I Found the Meaning to Life Facing Death

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The Key to Patience

Let me be real for a minute. Patience has not always come easily for me. I raise 4 children, aged 8 months to 10 years. I currently homeschool one, potty train another, wake up with my baby at night, and send another off to school. My days are busy, hectic, and filled with beautiful moments.… Read More The Key to Patience

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Do you deserve happiness?

“Are you happy? Are you living the life you deserve? Go where the grass is greener. You deserve better. Live while you still can. ” Have you ever heard these phrases? Perhaps in a moment of turmoil a well-meaning friend has tried to comfort you. It’s pretty familiar, it sounds good, but it is a… Read More Do you deserve happiness?

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Freedom in Healing Series(3): Crushing Fear

  When I was about 15, I was sitting in a restaurant having supper with my family and suddenly felt my heart start pounding. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was about to die. It was horrible, it was scary, and that was only the first of many anxiety attacks to come. They came without… Read More Freedom in Healing Series(3): Crushing Fear

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Freedom in Healing Series(2): Overcoming Guilt

I will never forget the moment I realized I was weighed down by guilt. After all, I had only been living my life the same way most people do, what could I possibly be guilty of? But still, I knew it was there because I had been paying attention for the first time in my… Read More Freedom in Healing Series(2): Overcoming Guilt

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Freedom in Healing Series: Facing Depression

  Depression is hard. It sucks the life from you. It takes enjoyment out of the things that once were fun. It’s like a nagging tug in your heart that won’t go away. Days seem darker, and anxiety stirs. It poisons your relationships, and leaves you feeling worthless and alone. I know this because I… Read More Freedom in Healing Series: Facing Depression

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Building Your Dreams

Have you ever wondered what you were going to do with your life? What are your dreams?  Have you  thought about all the possibilities, only to find a roadblock in your way, no direction, or just too big of a mountain to climb? If so, you are not the only one. Yet some of the… Read More Building Your Dreams

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Real Equality March

Feminism was the beginning of a voice for women. It opened up many doors for women. It was the beginning of rights and equality, and it changed the world for the better in many ways. Without the feminist movement, most of us would not have bank accounts, ownership of assets, jobs, the ability to leave an… Read More Real Equality March

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Rising above gossip

If you have lived long enough to take a few trips around the sun, you have probably at some point been on the receiving end of gossip or contempt. More often than not, unwarranted. One of my favourite quotes goes, “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”… Read More Rising above gossip

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