From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges



The Price of Vulnerability

I've been going through something the last week. And if you know me well enough you know I can talk about anything except the very things I need to talk about. I mean, don't get me wrong, I've gotten better... Continue Reading →

Finding Beauty In A Dying World

I'm watching the world die around me. I've said it before, this isn't the place where I lay down my political stance. I've read about each side of the aisle. I've read how some on one aisle agrees with the... Continue Reading →

By The Grace of God

I did it. I made it through February. I know you must be thinking, And so? Well, let me tell you a story and you'll see why it matters. It was Tuesday, February 7th. I was heading home after leaving work early... Continue Reading →

Which Voice….Part Dos

Yesterday I wrote about taking control of your thoughts and listening to the good angel versus the bad. I wanted to just expand a little more on it. Well,  not so much as expand but give you proof that positive... Continue Reading →

Turning the Light On

A friend told me the other day that it had to be something big for me to leave work. When I "called out" yesterday I thought back on her "you forget I know you" comment and realized it is something big.... Continue Reading →

Today. The Present. The Now.

I am not fond of living in an apartment. First, I don't have my own yard where I feel comfortable letting my dogs run loose to get their exercise. Second, I am a huge fan of music and I always... Continue Reading →

Redemption Arc

This past weekend I had the pleasure of having my two nephews with my husband and I. We shopped, laughed, played, slept, ate, hugged, swam, and ate some more. For the first time in a long time I found a... Continue Reading →


It has been a struggle this week. Nothing seems to want to fall in place. Rather, everything seems to be falling south. I needed encouragement today because I've been feeling overwhelmed and ready to just give in. I was reminded... Continue Reading →


I spent the weekend in Cannon Beach with some amazing ladies. A three day retreat to bond, grow, and conceptualize the women we are in God. It was an amazing three days where it helped me realize a few things. I know more... Continue Reading →

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