Embrace the moment

It’s no secret to my friends who knew me in 1989 that I was a huge New Kids on the Block fan. My aunt purchased tickets for my cousin Heather and I to see them at the Iowa State Fair. This was their concert where they featured the album “Hangin’ Tough.” When I was told […]

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Listen to your inner voice

I have had a lot of people ask me what transpired to me finding out I had cancer. I’ve been asked if it was from a mammogram? Did I experience any symptoms? Did I find the lump myself? So, I thought since I have shared the day with you about how I got the call […]

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A friend

St. Maximilian Kolbe once said, “God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle. In the company of friends, we will find strength to attain our sublime ideal.”         I believe everyone comes into our life for a reason. I am reminded of that when I hear […]

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Who is this five year old girl?

This is a picture of me at 5 years old, joyful and dreaming. I was most likely dreaming about my future to be in the next “Annie” production. The first role I played was Gretl Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” I absolutely loved playing the part of someone else. I enjoyed singing, dancing […]

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You are Not Invisible and you are Fully Known

Tauren Wells sings this song titled “Known” “It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace to be known, fully known, and loved by you.” I have to be honest and admit, there have been times in my life where I allowed insecurity to get the best of me. My own self doubts and my own negative self […]

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Jerry Maguire – Mission Statement

One of my favorite movies is Jerry Maguire. I love the plot, characters, music, excitement, and the line “you had me at hello.” One of the greatest lines ever, right?  Well, I have another favorite part, which is my inspiration behind this blog post. I only hope I can do it justice! The characters I […]

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