True Stories

Addiction Had Me, This Is How I Broke Free: Roberto’s Story

The grasp of addiction   One cold and bitter evening I was walking home. I was completely broke and fed up. The agonizing grasp of addiction was reaching it’s peak, making me weak, needy, and vulnerable. I was depressed, anxious, and angry. Enveloped by a dark pit of emptiness, where the suffering never seemed to… Read More Addiction Had Me, This Is How I Broke Free: Roberto’s Story

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Recipes

Homemade Bagels: Blueberry or Garlic Multigrain

Today I want to show you how to make your own bagels. I love bagels, but the homemade version is even better. Soft, full of flavor, how does it get better than that? Plus, you can create your own flavors. This time, I made a blueberry, and a garlic multigrain. Yum.   I  have a… Read More Homemade Bagels: Blueberry or Garlic Multigrain

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Life

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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True Stories

Michele’s Story : The Past Doesn’t Define You

The past doesn’t define you. Let me tell you why. I was raised in a cult. The ‘Church’ as they liked to call themselves, was actually called The Worldwide Church of God in 1973. This church was established in the 1930’s under the leadership of the self proclaimed apostle and prophet, Herbert W. Armstrong.  Most of… Read More Michele’s Story : The Past Doesn’t Define You

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Life

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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Life

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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Relationships

Raising the future

Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences one can take part in. Some moments are beautiful, others can have you turning grey in just a few short minutes.   Some days all I want to do is just fast forward to bedtime and unwind. Sometimes I’d rather pick up my phone and… Read More Raising the future

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