Faith · Health · Uncategorized

World Ostomy Day 2021

Pre-op (2017) // post-op (2020). A total colectomy by two incredible surgeons and the grace of God saved my life. Updated “Ripley’s Day” blog post Today, the UOAA, United Ostomy Association of America, and anyone who can identify, celebrates the miracle that an incredible amount of us live with, called “ostomy”. Many ostomates and advocates… Continue reading World Ostomy Day 2021

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

Ditches to Platforms

Have you ever fallen in a ditch? I mean, for real. Maybe you weren’t paying attention (phone or no phone involved) and whoops! Down you go. Who put that there!?!? Or maybe it’s just a little trip and a strained ankle - or a skinned knee if it’s a little more aggressive stumble with some… Continue reading Ditches to Platforms

Recovery · Uncategorized

Marking a Milestone

"My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and righteousness..." (Solid Rock, Edward Mote, 1834). Now, I know that not everyone reading this feels the same, and I’m only sharing where I’m at, but whether or not you can relate to my faith walk, I’m thinking if you've spent some time on the… Continue reading Marking a Milestone

camping · Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

A Change of Scenery

I know it's an understatement but its been one doosey of a year, am I right? I mean, not just for me, my family, extended family, community, state, and country - but the entire world. It’s not “over” yet, but I do see that we are slowly coming out of their isolation chambers and back… Continue reading A Change of Scenery