I am engulfed in a muddy river of sorrow and loss. The current is strong, and I struggle to stay afloat. I fight and kick, but the debris of pain pulls me under. I surface just long enough to inhale and note my surroundings, only to be sucked down again…again…and again.  The waters are raging.... Continue Reading →

Love. Just love.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” --Mark 12:30-31 The never-ending news cycle is overwhelming.  An endless loop of unimaginable violence, from... Continue Reading →

Our Beautiful Light

Christmas lights are still twinkling throughout my house, but this year they simply don't seem magical. A light has gone out in my world.  One of the brightest lights I've ever known --a light that shined continually for Jesus. A light that was unshakeable, impervious to circumstances I could not grasp, circumstances I felt a... Continue Reading →


I am poisoned.  Everything I touch, everywhere I go, I ruin things. Marriages.  Children.  Schools.  Relationships. I was once called a "user," and it shook it me to my core.  I feel like a giver, to a fault.  I picture myself as underwater diver with one breath between myself and my partner, and I know... Continue Reading →


I have a confession to make.  In a different life --the one before I became symptomatic --had I known a person with Lyme, a person like me now, I'm ashamed to admit I would have likely doubted her authenticity.  How on earth can a person be so sick one day, barely able to walk, according... Continue Reading →

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