A Lesson on Forgiveness and A Letter to the Drunk Driver Who Destroyed My Life

A Lesson on Forgiveness and A Letter to the Drunk Driver Who Destroyed My Life
I remember Saturday, November 9, 2014 like it was yesterday. I woke up that morning, not knowing what would happen hours later. I didn’t know that my biggest challenge yet would come so soon and how powerful forgiveness can be. But that’s the thing about time. It’s never guaranteed. My mother tried to dissuade me... Read more »

The Choice to Forgive: The Day I Hugged the Drunk Driver Who Almost Killed Me

The Choice to Forgive: The Day I Hugged the Drunk Driver Who Almost Killed Me
My entire body shook. My closest friends, family and I had waited for this day for months. The last court date, 18 people had attended with me, all wearing “Team Erin the Beast Shirts” to show their support. This time, 13 people came. I had earned the nickname, “Beast,” years prior by my immediate family... Read more »

The Prayer That Changed Everything: How I Survived a Drunk Driver and the Story I Couldn’t Tell Until Now

The Prayer That Changed Everything: How I Survived a Drunk Driver and the Story I Couldn’t Tell Until Now
November 8th, 2014 started like any other Saturday. Except, it wasn’t any other day. That morning I got up, ate breakfast, brushed my teeth and made my bed.  I took my dog for a walk and toyed with the idea of going to meet my sister and brother-in-law at Key Lime Cove’s indoor waterpark for... Read more »
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Paraplegic Welcomed Home to Bill Withers' Lean On Me After Tragedy But She NEVER Expected This

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On November 9, 2014, a suspected drunk driver almost took my life. I am that paraplegic. And this is my story.  There is so much more to tell, but for now, I will leave you with this. In recent years and from recent posts, you can probably tell that my heart has grown in its... Read more »

Do You Have an Accurate Picture of God?

“Most people are casual about God because they don’t have an accurate picture of him.” ~ Francis Chan I have been listening to a lot of Francis Chan lately. Not sure if anyone has noticed…. Chan describes God straight from Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4 in a way I have never quite heard in the... Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Serve the Poor Now

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“Are you more concerned with your standard of living or for those starving to actually live?” ~ Francis Chan Lately I have, in an effort to grow closer to God, or “to run after him as fast as I can and see who follows” (I do not know the author of this great saying), I... Read more »
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Why I Took the Ice Bucket Challenge: Raising Awareness for ALS

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I did it. Yes, I was nominated to take the ice bucket challenge and I accepted.  At 7:30pm CST in mid-August, I dumped a bucket full of ice water over my head. I know it’s not December, but all the same, a bucket full of ice water is a bucket full of ice water. What... Read more »

Francis Chan: 'No Spirit-Filled Couple in All of History Has Gotten a Divorce'

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I have never been married, nor have I ever been engaged.  But I do know that if I were to partake in such a sacred bond, I would hope to have what Lisa and Francis Chan have: A devout love for one another because they love God first and keep his mission in mind as... Read more »

A Tribute to Robin Williams, a Comedian and Philanthropist: Crazy Charities Worth Your Time

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams   Robin Williams, or arguably the comedian of the century, made people laugh, cry and pee in their pants.  Known for his role and voice in  Mrs. Doubtfire, or for more serious roles such as his performance in drama, “Good... Read more »
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A General List of Things You Should Avoid Doing at All Costs

Guest Post by Caroline (Carrie Forrest): My wonderful, crazy and hilarious co-worker I thought this list of things “to avoid at all costs” would be something to help you get through the work week. This post really has nothing to do with God sending me hearts except that laughter is good for the soul.  In... Read more »