A Powerful Moment with Kristina

I was driving last night, and Caroline (our 9-year-old) was in the passenger seat.  I reached over, grabbed her hand, and said, “I love you, Caroline.” She responded, “I love…

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Kristina All is Well

Christmas in Heaven

Humor me while I dream a bit… I’d like to think that heaven celebrates Christmas as we do… albeit, on a much larger scale! I imagine preparations being made, a…

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These People Help Me Thrive!

I LOVE this place! We’re all family here. Very diverse, but family. And I love that we are diverse. We all come from different walks of life. Different people on…

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ThriveNotJustSurvive: Beyond Pluto

At its farthest point in orbit Pluto lies 4.67 billion miles from the earth. That’s a little ways away. NASA’s space probe, New Horizons, was launched on January 19, 2006,…

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Skydive Fundraiser

The Arrival

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted on my blog. This past summer was quite a whirlwind for our family. In case you haven’t heard, our daughter, Kristina, went…

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Thrive. Not Just Survive. #7

We all wish our lives to be a bed of roses. Right? Free from ills. Free from fear. Free from pain. But life isn’t like that. Our prayers are, though,…

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Thrive. Not Just Survive. #6

I remember taking that first step off the cliff. Then leaning back while my feet were planted on the rock, I was perpendicular to the side of the cliff. I…

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Thrive. Not Just Survive. #5

I don’t think we were meant to thrive alone. Not sure we can thrive alone. The New Testament is full of “one another” passages that ring so loudly of life…

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Hand in hand

Thrive. Not Just Survive. #4

We easily lie to ourselves. And it’s human nature to do so. When something bad happens, we begin to think the worst. “This is really bad. I’ll never get over…

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stuck like glue

Thrive. Not Just Survive. #3

I was a wreck. Anxiety and depression had overtaken me for several years. It was like a heavy darkness that had settled on my fears. And I couldn’t function–couldn’t move….

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