Tag Archives: Hope

Surviving Divorce as a Teenager

They say 50% of marriages end in divorce. The statistic was only a number until my family became a part of that statistic. They say as we get older, we handle divorce better. They say it is easier. They say not … Continue reading

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Not Just A Dream

Earlier this week I drove by an empty lot with a for sale sign posted in the front. This lot has sat empty for 10 years due to the murder of two precious, beautiful, teenage girls. Two small crosses sit … Continue reading

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When we can’t see what is waiting for us at the top.

Life sometimes offers us amazing opportunities. Once in a lifetime chances, and we have the decision to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Often without hesitation we scream back at life ‘YES’ fully encouraged and ready to take on the journey before … Continue reading

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Expectation, Expectation, Expectation, Who?

Why do we do what we do? The clothes we put on, the food we consume, the chores we do, the work we accomplish, and all of the extracurricular activities we take a part in. Is it to live a better life? Is … Continue reading

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Life is Short

Today, on September 11th, we are reminded of how truly short this life is. With the list of our daily duties, it is easy to forget. It is easy to forget the waiter that messed up our order, is a person. … Continue reading

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What they really taught us in school.

They say school taught us Humanities and Algebra, but we received much more. When our friend spread rumors about us, it completely broke our heart. Only to learn how to heal. We picked the pieces of our heart up and put them back together. … Continue reading

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How Do We Get Back To Before?

My daughter. When she’s having fun, she laughs. When she gets hurt, she cries. When she needs a hug, she finds one. When she’s hungry, she eats. When she’s tired, she sleeps. She’s one and she is more in tune … Continue reading

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