I refuse to become a pessimist. Even though I have been shocked and disappointed by people I loved and respected over the last couple of years... Even though my heart has broken over lost friendships and lost people. I refuse to change my "Pollyanna"/believe the best in people attitude just so I won't be heartbroken… Continue reading I refuse.
I’m not going to lie. The last two days have been rough. Reality of our new normal setting in. I haven’t stepped foot in any kind of store or restaurant in over a week and I likely won’t be allowed to for a very long time. My daughter just found out she will be out… Continue reading It’s going to be okay.
Today we have the privilege of talking to Ashley Purcell. Listen in as she shares her story! You can find the podcast on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google and Podbean. http://podcast.nottodayms.com
Last night I had a dream... Brian, Daniel, Bethany and I were all in a far away cabin. I’m not sure where, but the view was beautiful. I was at peace because I had my people and I we were somewhere beautiful, enjoying God’s creation. Suddenly, everything changed. Sirens began going off, the wind began… Continue reading Praise You in this storm
Cynicism is defined as "an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism." The world wants us to believe cynicism is cool. That the cynics are the ones who won't be fooled. No one is going to pull a fast one on them! But, having lived as a complete cynic for the… Continue reading Cynicism… and a bonus book review!
Everyone keeps asking me how I’m doing. This season of job change and taking on new volunteer responsibilities and all that comes with Fall and Christmas events—I appreciate everyone’s love and concern for me. They don’t want me to do too much. Multiple Sclerosis can be triggered by stress. And my people know that. And… Continue reading Just show up.
I'm too loud. My ideas are stupid. I'm too much for most people. They think I'm too weird. I don't fit in. I don't have anything worthwhile to say. No one cares about my opinion. I don't have a story. I'm alone. I'm damaged. I'm unattractive. I am a failure. I'm a horrible mother. I… Continue reading Lies.
Daniel Robert West is a senior in college, majoring in Criminal Justice Administration. Daniel has big dreams of becoming a law enforcement officer so that he can be a voice for the voiceless and bring justice to perpetrators. Maintaining a 3.5 GPA, Daniel participates in marching band and also works as a resident assistant for… Continue reading Episode 10: Daniel’s Fight for Joy!
Facebook Memories do an excellent job of reminding us of things we don't ever want to forget. Like moments like this that are forever etched in your memory. This night. This simulcast from IF:Gathering. If you have ever heard me speak and give my MS story, you will know this night. This is the night God… Continue reading The Best Decision You’ll Ever Make
I don’t belong. Have you ever felt this way? Maybe it’s just me. But I’ve sort of felt this way off and on my whole life. I never truly feel like I belong in most friend groups. I feel like I’m too loud, too awkward, too young and naive (if the friends are a few… Continue reading You don’t belong.