Posts tagged "love"

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 »

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 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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

At the Heart of a Woman is a Desire For Adventure

There’s something to be said about love.  We all desire it—in one form or another. We crave it.  We search for it.  We long for it and sometimes we act desperately to obtain it and keep it. The ability and desire to love is innate in us as human beings.  In fact, without love, we would... Read more »
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How's your heart health?

How's your heart health?
Happy Heart Month! You’ve seen it everywhere from Target to Walgreens and on pamphlets about heart health at the doctor’s office.  My question is not only what are you doing to help your heart in the day and age where heart disease, among other conditions and diseases, are prevalent, but what are you doing to... Read more »