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balanced life, guest post, kids, living for real / 22.06.2017

How do you balance pursuing a dream with the reality of earning money and/or raising children? If you have personal insight or ideas or a story of success or failure and would like to be a guest on my blog, send me your story. You can reach me on social media or through the contact page on this site. I'll be in touch!   My friend Carissa works fulltime and writes fiction for kids in her spare time. Here is what one of her recent evenings looked like!   Guest post by...

depression, guest post, mental health, podcast, suicide / 14.04.2017

The Resurrection is coming soon, but Jesus can't rise from the dead without being killed first. That's today.   We are strong believers in my family, but we're not good with rituals and traditions. I planned my son's 14th birthday party (six boys staying all night!) for tonight, not considering it's Good Friday.   Instead of being religious this holy evening, I'll be feeding pizza to teenagers. Instead of somberly remembering the crucifixion, I'll be yelling at boys to clean up their trash, remove muddy shoes, take turns on the computers, put down the knives, and go easy on the...

balanced life, beauty, guest post, kids, life is good, parenting, perspective / 30.01.2016

I am a writer at ALTARWORK (amazing site for the worship arts!). Here is one of my posts:   A few weeks ago, I ran outside at my teenage daughter’s urging to see a brilliant rainbow. We both snapped several photos with our phones. When I asked if she was going to post any on Instagram, she surprised me by saying no, because everyone else would be posting rainbow pictures. She was right. We scrolled through our Instagram accounts, laughing as we counted all the rainbow posts. (Read the rest at ALTARWORK! )...

acceptance, addiction, adolescence, balanced life, beauty, blessings, contentment, crying, death, depression, freedom, guest post, kids, life is good, living for real, past, real life, some things you keep, suicide / 27.01.2016

  Writer Shawn Smucker has a series on his blog called "Letters To Those We've Lost" where he features letters from guests. Some of the letters were so powerful and beautiful, I decided to write my own. Sometimes writing a few paragraphs takes me hours, but this letter took about 15 minutes to come out of me. I guess I was ready to say it!   Dear Mom,   The last time I spoke to you was from the phone in Jeff’s apartment. I loved hanging out there with him, my big brother. I called to tell you...