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

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

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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

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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.

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

Live and Let Live

What a wonderful world it would be. More thoughts at a later date. 💜

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

But What Does God Say?

With so many competing voices all around us - and even inside of us - it’s easy to fall victim to thoughts that are just not true. The thoughts may be preceded by feelings that may be strong, but do they line up as facts?For the Christian, the Bible is truth; the Bible being the… Continue reading But What Does God Say?