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A Woman's Fertility —Specifically Mine— Is None of Your Stinkin' Business

A Woman's Fertility —Specifically Mine— Is None of Your Stinkin' Business
A lot of people have been asking questions about my fertility lately: “Can you still have children?” they ask. While some people have asked me this question directly, many other times they have not. Instead, my mother, and close friends of mine, have told me about the times different individuals have asked them whether or not I can have... Read more »

To the Lady Who Chastised Me For Parking Legally In the Handicapped Spot

To the Lady Who Chastised Me For Parking Legally In the Handicapped Spot
Hello all! I am so sorry it has taken me this long to write another blog post. It’s been one heck of a year, which I will try and share with you in upcoming weeks, but I wanted to start with this post because it is the most recent. Last week was awful. Satan was... Read more »

The Day I Chose Life and The Biggest Lesson Yet

The Day I Chose Life and The Biggest Lesson Yet
I woke up to multiple images standing around my bed.  I had been sedated for hours.  The last clear memory prior to this was of the surgeons deciding to repair my seeping organs first and of being wheeled to the OR.  So much white, lights blaring in my eyes, and pain. So. Much. Pain. Then... Read more »
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A Lesson on Forgiveness and a Letter to the Drunk Woman Who Destroyed My Life

A Lesson on Forgiveness and a Letter to the Drunk Woman Who Destroyed My Life
I remember Saturday, November 8, 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 »

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 »

God Goes Digital: Variety PURPOSE Partners with 'Going Digital For His Kingdom' at First Ever Annual Event

It’s becoming real. God is going digital. In the Old Testament, God resided in the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25:1-22), in a burning flame when he appeared to Moses, (Exodus 3) and then although David wanted to build him a dwelling, God prophesied that David’s son, Solomon, would be one of the greatest kings... Read more »
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Q&A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Rhonda Stern, Gifted Matters

Being gifted is no laughing matter.  Neither is “the-not-so-gifted.” Rather, the problem according to ChicagoNow blogger, Rhonda Stern, who writes for a blog called, “Gifted Matters,” is that kids these days are just not challenged. Yes, that includes those kids who are thrown into the “not-so-gifted” category by school systems, the companies who write and... Read more »