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Encouragement

Living abundantly

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Book, Encouragement | 0 comments

Living abundantly is a hope for people who have gone through hard times or suffering. Living abundantly is defined as life abounding in fullness of joy and strength of mind, body and soul. It can also motivate a person to seek a change in their life. How does one go about creating an abundant life? This is something I’ve worked to incorporate in my life since my divorce in 2003. I longed to know what the abundant life meant and how it could be lived out on a daily basis. Along the way, I learned lessons on living abundantly through hard times. I don’t always do it well, but know the basics...

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How My Life is Changing After Cancer

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Encouragement, Health | 0 comments

Back in January life took a turn I didn’t see coming. When my doctor said my thyroid nodules had grown, I went ahead and had a biopsy done. The biopsy came back suspicious for thyroid cancer and two weeks ago, they took my thyroid out. Crazily the pathology came back with papillary thyroid cancer in both sides. While the cancer is all gone, the doctors will be watching me more closely now. My health has taken some crazy turns the last few years. Last October, I became really tired and hit a brick wall with my energy. When I tired to hit the ground running in January it went nowhere and have...

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Potholes

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Encouragement, Following God, Health | 0 comments

This past year has been filled with so many amazing things and also some setbacks. It’s been a trying year when it comes to my health. Last year I had a liver resection and was miraculously better after 4 weeks and back to working out at 6 weeks. The fact that is wasn’t cancer was an even bigger praise! But this year, I’ve had stupid stuff happen to my health. Dropped a 30 pound weight on my foot in March and had a bone bruise for 3 weeks. Then in June my calf muscle tore. Slowly, but surely I’ve been recouping from this last injury as I train for a 1/2 marathon. Every other week, I’m at...

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Rejection

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Encouragement, Following God | 0 comments

Another season of growth has finally come to a close. This has been a season I haven’t wanted to deal with in the slightest. Change and growth are hard, but it’s normally for your own good. I personally have dug my heels in and said ‘no I don’t want to change’. Growth has come this time in the form of rejection. Rejection has been a theme through the last few seasons, but has also provided a ton of feedback on my life. It has helped me in recognizing where I need to cut back on activities, who and where to invest my time, and how to really help those who need and want it. I hadn’t put the...

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Do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Encouragement, Following God | 0 comments

First things first, my last blog post was not my best and I’m still working on my writing style. So please forgive and keep reading! This weeks events in Orlando have caught most people off guard. The terror and violence which occurred on June 12th is heart wrenching and sickening. I’ve been at odds with whether or not to write because I don’t like delve into political or social issues outside of my experiences. Experience can be our greatest teacher. The reason I feel compelled to say anything is because of where it happened. Orlando is an amazing place to live because of the community and...

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