Category: Healing

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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What Forgiveness Really Looks Like

Have you ever royally messed up?  Have you ever felt the sting of regret like a punch in the stomach? I have. In fact, I think I sometimes seemingly keep punching myself in the stomach because it is hard for me to fathom what real forgiveness looks like. People preach about, write about and talk... Read more »

Britt Nicole Wants You to Walk on the Water Too

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It’s so easy to get washed up in insecurities, and as a result to want to hide in shame.  I know when this happens, it’s easy to become self-focused, and forget amidst the struggle what we were made for.  We were made for heaven, not for the momentary struggles that seem so paramount at the... Read more »

Quote of the Day: "The Greatest Amount of Healing Takes Place During the Greatest Pain"

“The greatest amount of healing takes place during the greatest pain” – Dad Coming from my 70-year-old father at the time who had just undergone sextuple bypass surgery with many complications, including probably the most amount of pain he has ever experienced in his life, to his daughter who was going through one of the... Read more »
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