Category: Hope

The Summer Wilderness

I didn't have a headache today. I know that may not seem notable to most, but in my world it's a big victory. In mid March, a headache started that would not stop. Some days were worse than others, but for four months the same headache followed me around. I woke up and went to bed with ...

To Run or Not to Run

One of my best kept secrets is that I love to run. However, as much as I love it, I have a number of excuses for why I don't do it. Which now that I think about it, that sounds crazy! Anyways, I recently decided to start kicking the excuses to the curb and run ...

What Manna Looks Like

Six years ago today I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I couldn't stop smiling. I spent the day looking at nursery decorations and planning how to tell our families the good news. We had waited years for that positive pregnancy test. We had prayed for that positive test. We had expected that positive test. ...

Nothing is Wasted

A few years ago my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. This disease affects my Dad's nerve cells in the brain and reduces the production of dopamine. The loss of dopamine in the brain produces symptoms including muscle rigidity, tremors, changes in his speech and changes in his walk. When my Dad was diagnosed, we ...

The Pressure Cooker

Last week I was talking to a friend about how I was feeling, and she said "I feel like you are living in a pressure cooker". Her words stopped me in my tracks. For weeks, I have been trying to put words to exactly how my heart is feeling. A nonstop headache, a doctor's report ...