Here it is! My first book…ever. I’m super excited to share this with you. The downloadable version is ready at Amazon.com. If you would like to actually have the book form, that will be available to order in a couple of days and you can start turning those pages. Also, check out keepthefaith.com to hear me…

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“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” –Mitch Albom, For One More Day I…

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“Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.” –Lynn Hustin, Candle in the Darkness “What? I’ve lost 15 pounds…

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“The bad news is nothing lasts forever, the good news is nothing lasts forever.” –J. Cole I came home from a nighttime run to the drug store. I’d just received a phone call from my ex-husband telling me that he is going to be taken into jail the next morning. It was not a very…

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien “I won’t eat it!!” I screamed. “You didn’t put sugar on it, and it’s going to taste bad.” I feel the tears go down my cheeks and drip off my chin. I see the…

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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” –Ernest Hemingway I was talking with one of my besties from high school while the kiddos played with their toys on the floor. We were just about to hang up the phone when she quickly interjected that she thinks that…

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“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” –Corrie Ten Boom I am totally starving to death! I’m so hungry, I could literally eat anything….and I mean anything. I have spent the entire day drinking only clear liquids, and having the occasional banana popsicle and half of a bowl of orange…

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“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. I was coming home from teaching one afternoon, and I was stuck in traffic. You know,…

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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Ugh! This does not look good. As my children are asleep in their beds, they are completely unaware that I am totally stressing out. I mean, I just found out that I’m going to be…

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“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” –John Green, The Fault in Our Stars I grimace in my sleep. My eyes open immediately. Oh gosh, I’m in so much pain. It’s the kind of pain where you break out in a cold sweat. I get up out of bed. What time is it?…

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