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From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges

The Flame

There are days when the whole world just seems to stop. You walk around and you're trying to talk to people but it's as if they're frozen. Or, you're really not there. Those are dark days for me. Days like... Continue Reading →

A Letter to Moms on Mother’s Day (2017)

  Good morning Moms, It is Mother's Day today and I wanted to give you encouragement. You have the world's toughest job. You work at every stroke of the clock. Sometimes without gratitude. Sometimes you're haggard and not put together.... Continue Reading →

A Year of Forgiveness

It's that time of year where the ladies from the church steal away for a few days to spend time together in God's word and become rejuvenated. This is only my second year being a part of this retreat but... Continue Reading →

A Different Route

Today after a¬†fun afternoon in the sun the day before I got up a little late. Subsequently I left home a few minutes later than I needed. The road that I live on, unfortunately, is a pretty busy road. It... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness on Negativity

I'm tired of the prejudice and stigma that society has created for mental illness. I'm tired of feeling like I'm broken because of anxiety or depression. I'm also tired of feeling like something is wrong with me because I have... Continue Reading →

Reframing The Negative

I will probably always be a student when it comes to a way to combat negative emotions. I know I've written a few times about the different ways to fight when you're down but I was told today that sometimes... Continue Reading →

Color Shading

Sometimes I forget that as an adult the right thing to do is use my words to express how I feel. As an introvert I'm normally quieter around crowds. I become a lot more me around people who I am comfortable... Continue Reading →

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