Health · IBD · Uncategorized

IBD Awareness Week 2021

December 1-7 is Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s awareness week.

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

Now What Do I Do?

You thought about it & spoken about it. Time for action?

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

The Devo Week in Review

This week, in this new devotional series, I shared a few things about myself that you may or may not have known. I share, because I have always heard, (and found) that a problem shared, is a problem cut in half. I share because I believe God would not have allowed me to walk this… Continue reading The Devo Week in Review

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

Spiritual Freedom

I have the “Bible app” (or YouVersion) and today’s verse of the day brought back some young memories. 2 Corinthians 3:17 | YouVersion Back in my teen years, I was pretty uncontrolled. I struggled with severe anxiety and depression so I quit school. It was much easier to not go to school than to deal… Continue reading Spiritual Freedom

Faith · Health · Recovery · Uncategorized

If You Want Me To

Being a musician, I relate a lot of life to songs. When I’m going through hard times or when I’m going through great times, there always seems to be a song that comes to mind.  When my G.I. system started failing me - specifically my colon - and the sickness spread throughout my body… Continue reading If You Want Me To

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

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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

Faith · Recovery · travel · Uncategorized

Where is Your Treasure?

My husband and I have had this conversation often, where he says he used to have a t-shirt that said “He who does with the most toys wins” - and how “80’s” that was; how erroneous it was. I have since added to our discussion and revised that quote; “He who dies with the most… Continue reading Where is Your Treasure?

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

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

We are designed for community.

Random thoughts that just flowed this morning. Blue and pink make purple. Yellow and blue make green. All beautiful. Individuals are important but together we become something we couldn’t alone. Value all. Can our society please get back to respectful disagreement and valuing each other no matter what we believe? Community is not about living… Continue reading We are designed for community.