When Faith Gets in the Way

Having faith in God can be a tricky belief to navigate in today’s world. Christians are often labeled as hypocrites, judgmental, prudes, or uptight. When you tell people you are a Christian you are running the risk of getting all of those stereotypes thrown in your face.  I’ve had people roll their eyes at me, quickly disengage from conversation with me, or avoid me altogether. This can be hurtful and frustrating and sometimes it makes me want to just give up and not talk about God with others. Talk about sports or puppies or jobs – mindless chatter. Play it safe. It would be easier. More comfortable. Probably more fun. Right?  Continue Reading

How much is it worth?

I’m talking about your life. What is it worth to you?

Being married to a man who was injured in a snowmobiling accident, we tend to get to know a lot of other people who have similar injuries. It seems like we all congregate together, because in reality (Thank God) there isn’t an overwhelming amount of people who have spinal cord injuries. There is about 54 cases per million people in the United States or .000054%. Now here are some other facts that I discovered when I first started dating my husband.  Continue Reading

Planting Seeds

It has been 3 years, 2 months and 16 days since my Dad died.  In some instances it seems like it was just yesterday that I saw him. Like I just got off the phone with him from our weekly Sunday night phone calls. In other instances it seems like an insurmountable, astronomical, and painfully long amount of time.  I don’t think the pain of losing someone you love ever really goes away, you just learn how to cope with it,  how to manage the hole created by their absence that will never be filled.  Continue Reading

Traveling Tips for Someone in a Wheelchair

This post is a little different than my normal ones, but I wrote this for another website and thought I would share it here as well. Enjoy!

My husband, Kenny, and I spend a lot of time on the road. Whether it is for work or for pleasure, we have done quite a bit of traveling together. We are by no means experts, as a matter of fact, we are generally more the go-with-the flow/figure-it-out along the way type of people. So needless to say we have gotten ourselves into a few interesting situations along the way, and we thought we might offer some advice on some of the ups and downs that we have learned from. Continue Reading

This Just In – Add Years To Your Life!

With the advancement of science and technology there is now an endless amount of information about how to prolong your life in one way or another. Have a surgery to remove that tumor, go on this medication to help your heart, use this device to lower your blood pressure, try this program to help relieve stress, talk to this therapist to reduce your anxiety, and the list goes on and on. Continue Reading