Valentines Day: A Dose of Reality

Valentine's Day is both a day my husband and I make fun of, and celebrate. Just this morning, I decorated my planner with hearts, cute sayings, Bible verses, and of course, some black stuff and spider webs for good measure because I felt like being rebellious. All kidding aside, husband and I love to steer [...]

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Light at the End of a Frosty Tunnel

I’m still deciding whether to believe Punxsutawney Phil when he predicts an early spring. These last three days, the Polar Vortex in the Midwest sure fooled me! Here in Michigan, we have been dancing between temperatures ranging from 0 degrees to 4 degrees, and that is not factoring the crippling wind chill that plummeted temperatures [...]

Elements of Resilience

“I am invincible, unbreakable, unstoppable, unshakable, I fall down, get up again….” Sang Carrie Underwood. That has been my theme song all week as I power through my 26.5-hour work week. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and Friday is the big Black Friday. I’m not just dealing with sensory overload with my autism, seasonal depression, and allergy-induced [...]

Mother’s Love Lessons

I remember right before I got married, my mother helped me to go through my room. I’m notorious for holding onto things for sentimental reasons. For example, I had a purple fuzzy teddy bear that I got from my fiancé, boyfriend at the time, one I held every night. It was my way of holding [...]

Healed by Fire

This Sunday, I was going to wake up, shower, and continue unpacking, but a still small voice within me told me the night before to go to church. I decided to listen, and set my alarm. From that point forward, I decided to keep saying yes to that voice, as I knew it was God. [...]

Back to My First Love

All those times I thought God had abandoned me, my back was turned to Him, and not the other way around. I turned around, and found Him waiting with His arms wide open. When I came home running, many cool experiences started happening, like chance encounters with customers with a word of advice and/or encouragement, [...]