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Drowning in Life’s Storms? Here are 7 Lifesaving Solutions

2017-04-26T08:22:09+00:00

When I was forced to flee my 27-year-long abusive marriage 4 1/2 years ago, I never could have guessed how difficult my path would be. There was no way for me to know how devastating the fallout from an abusive marriage could be, both for me, and for my children.

I am learning how to manage […]

Drowning in Life’s Storms? Here are 7 Lifesaving Solutions 2017-04-26T08:22:09+00:00

Why Quitting Isn’t Always a Dirty Word

2016-08-15T08:50:13+00:00

A week ago I made the tough decision to pull of of IronMan Wisconsin. Many of my readers know that I’ve been training hard for this race for a year now. (An IronMan race is a 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike and a “little” 26.2 mi marathon run to finish it off)

And I […]

Why Quitting Isn’t Always a Dirty Word 2016-08-15T08:50:13+00:00

Dear Survivor

2016-08-02T13:33:40+00:00

Dear Survivor, I know; you’ve heard them talking. You’ve read the blog posts talking about the virtuous goal of being a “thriver” rather than a survivor.

I know the shame you feel, admitting even silently to yourself that for so long now  ~ years, perhaps, you’ve been gasping in the deep […]

Dear Survivor 2016-08-02T13:33:40+00:00

Of Bike Rides and Grace

2016-05-23T08:43:27+00:00

Each week my triathlon coach plans my workouts and posts them online for me. I like to look at the workouts in advance so I can plan how I’ll fit them into my busy schedule with my large family and also so I can psych myself up for the really challenging workouts.

Of Bike Rides and Grace 2016-05-23T08:43:27+00:00

Why I Tri

2016-05-19T13:51:58+00:00

It’s still dark outside as I slip into the pool and begin swimming at 5 am.

There will be just enough time to swim, shower and drive home to be with my 6 school-aged children before they leave for school. It’s important to me that I’m available for them both before and after school […]

Why I Tri 2016-05-19T13:51:58+00:00

How Writing My Story Saved My Life

2016-04-28T09:16:54+00:00

I lived in an abusive marriage for 27 years.

The first thing that had to happen before I could escape was that I had to begin to see my life for what it really was.

There were a number of events that led up to me finally acknowledging the severity of […]

How Writing My Story Saved My Life 2016-04-28T09:16:54+00:00

What {really} worked in 2015- part 2

2016-01-03T09:23:50+00:00

I’ve been thinking about the post I wrote recently, “What worked for me in 2015” and the more I thought about it, I realized that, while what I wrote it true ~ those things did “work” for me in 2015 ~ the whole story is much more complex than that.

Perhaps you have read […]

What {really} worked in 2015- part 2 2016-01-03T09:23:50+00:00

What worked for me in 2015

2015-12-31T19:52:17+00:00

Here we are already at the end of 2015. How did that happen so fast?

I love to look ahead into the coming year and make big plans. I love it! So much seems possible for 2016 as I sit here on this last day of 2015.

This year I have decided that it is more important […]

What worked for me in 2015 2015-12-31T19:52:17+00:00

On Being Brave

2015-11-12T06:40:26+00:00

A School Assignment

My sixth grade son, Daniel, came home with a school assignment to work on over the weekend. He was asked to find a “family artifact” that told something about our family’s history. I suggested that we look through some old photos and see if any of those interested him.

He chose this wonderful photo […]

On Being Brave 2015-11-12T06:40:26+00:00

For Your Weekend- 7/25

2015-07-25T22:00:05+00:00

Well, to be quite honest, it’s been a challenging week here for me for a variety of reasons, but still, God is good and He continues to “show up” and meet me in my (sometimes extreme) neediness. Truly He is mindful that we are “but dust.” I’m the one who is so surprised, frustrated and […]

For Your Weekend- 7/25 2015-07-25T22:00:05+00:00