Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Tootsie Roll Pop

Five years.

Five years today. It's a ride I'm so glad I took. It's a journey I needed to start. It's a place I needed to go. I needed to unearth my paint to find peace. Have I fully comes to terms with with who I an. No, but I've come to find peace. And, that is the greatest gift I could've ever been given.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Five things about me

I love receiving gifts.
My watch is my favorite piece of jewelry.
A good book is always welcome
I love my jeggings from Wal-Mart
Instagram is my guilty pleasure.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Remind me

Some days aren't perfect. Some days are extremely ordinary. Somedays, I feel every ache, and how I feel physically affects me mentally.  I'm human. God, remind me of my blessings and Your goodness.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


I had planned to write this Tuesday, but I feel a tug to post this. I have contemplated writing this for months, and the one thing that has me sharing this is that this advice is too important. One of the greatest humans passed unexpectedly, but his words haven't. I'd go to church Sundays looking forward to what wisdom he would impart to me. Allen never forgot to hug me, ask me how I was, and tell me how beautiful I was. He never forgot to tell me I was exactly how God thought I should be.   He saw my heart. He sought to know me, the real me. He gave me comfort, yet encouraged me to embrace the flaws. He gave me courage to follow my heart, and not the crowd. He and I didn't agree on everything, but I never felt demonized for it. He was one of the few who encouraged me to keep writing as long as I loved it, and it glorified Jesus.   When I pondered questions I couldn't answer, Allen told me something I'll never forget. He said "Jesus was an intinerant beggar, and not fully ever loved or appreciated."  "If He was fine with that.  He didn't have to finish that sentence. Five years. I'm in awe. If I can still love it, and glorify Jesus, I'll do this. My net worth is not determined by dollar bills or human approval. Jesus, in all, let Your love be glorified.


Chicken and rice
Steak and baked potato
Chili and cornbread

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thank you.

A special day is coming up, and I'm in awe. Awe that Jesus saw me through. Awe that you keep showing up. Awe that what this blog is, I could have only dreamed. Awe that God would use me. Me. I'm just a girl who beat odds. I'm still a girl that beats odds, because if there's anything that life teaches:  Those who fight odds are the ones God uses to show who He is. Life teaches that people will not always give you what you so crave. Life teaches that Truth is paramount, but not always sought. I only change if I choose. All this to say:  Thank you. God, I shouldn't doubt You. I shouldn't doubt myself.

Sunday, October 22, 2017


When you learn how strong you are, you thank God. Thank you for all You are. Love you Lord.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Would you rather

Eat pancakes or eggs
Drink cider or tea
Hike or see a movie
Buy flowers or chocolate
Visit Prague or live in Morroco

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017


It is hard for me to stay engaged in the world today. I want to say something, but it's hard to be nice. It's everything I can do not to scream, curse or cry. My best friend told me something I couldn't explain. I see the world as it is, not as I want it to be. I think deeply. She said "most are not going to do that". She said it takes time to understand people like me. Disability has shaped me in a way I can't explain or fully understand myself. Rooted in the truth in a world that needs it.



Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Crop top

Fun part twelve

What you ate for lunch?
Last person you called?
Last person you text?
Last trip you planned?
What trip you want to plan?

Monday, October 9, 2017


Some things I've learned.
I put myself out there, and so comments can hurt and sting, but your comments say more about the commenter than me.
 I can't take slights too personally.
I don't care if we don't agree, but can we agree to be kind.


TV show

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Would you rather

Eat sweets or oysters
Drink ouzo or apple juice
Kickboxing or weights
Meet Barack or Dine with Michelle
Visit Singapore or live in Uzbekistan


Gummy worms
Sour Patch Kids
Chex Mix

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


After my post about Jesus, I realize I can't change minds or hearts, only He can. If you disagree or agree with me, I accept and respect both responses. I must love people, as He did and does. I can't control anything, but how I love. God Bless.

Monday, October 2, 2017