Courage, dear heart

courage, dear heart

The happiest people I know live out of who they truly are, not who they think they  should be or, who they think others want them to be.Those who understand that the only thing they need strive to ‘be’ is be the very best version of themselves. I figure that having people like that on the earth will make the world the beautiful and diverse place it was meant to be. And I want to be like that when I grow up.

e e cummings said, ‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.’ …correct. And may I add, challenge accepted. Who’s in? read more

Pursuing your Dream

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Someone once said (and whoever it was, we would have been great friends): “Showing others your writing is like handing your enemy a knife and asking them not to kill you.” All I can say is,

 EXACTLY

From conceptualization to completion, writing your story, you know the one – the one that has been pulsing like lightning through your heart and flashing in a blaze of technicolor around and around again in your head – does not always seem the wise, most practical choice, because, let’s face it, in the beginning, there’s life. read more

The Day that Changed Everything

Today, I am sharing something very personal. Something that, when we talk about faith for stuff, this is the greatest stretch of my faith in my life so far. Forget financial stability, becoming a successful author or even enjoying a happy marriage. THIS is the greatest challenge I have faced.

I will never, NEVER forget the day that we discovered that our beautiful, angel-faced baby girl had multiple severe food allergies.

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Bethany Sophia Grace – the very coolest of surprise gifts from above. The little girl my husband James had always waited for and the second daughter that I never thought I’d have. read more