From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges



You Were Supposed to Protect Me

Dear Dad, It’s been 20 years since the day I sat in the shower, crying in shame and anguish, as I watched the blood flow down the drain. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I remember his... Continue Reading →

I Forgive You

I missed my post yesterday but wanted to make sure I keep the at least twice a week posts going. It's been a little hard (really, it's just being lazy) to do it so I'm forcing myself to now. As... 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 →

By The Grace of God

I did it. I made it through February. I know you must be thinking, And so? Well, let me tell you a story and you'll see why it matters. It was Tuesday, February 7th. I was heading home after leaving work early... Continue Reading →


Some series of events have led to once again a time where anxiety and fear has crippled me. 02/01-2/12. Those days can't come soon enough. Or end even faster. I remember a time those feelings weren't associated here. Or ever.... Continue Reading →

Power of Love

I'm reading this booked called Delicious! written by Ruth Reichl. I'm a wannabe foodie so a book about a girl who loves to write and loves food was right up my alley. I started it months ago but because of... Continue Reading →


Last weekend I swallowed my pride and I apologized to someone who deserved my apology nearly one year ago. I was scared to death to apologize because I didn't think it was going to go well. I thought, like the... Continue Reading →

Can’t Cast The First Stone

A few days ago I saw something online that really upset me. I had wrote and drafted a response to these people. The clock said it was nearly one in the morning, I was tired, and my emotions were just... Continue Reading →

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