Video Blog Post…

I’m happy to share with you that Living in Abundance is a 501(c)3 public charity! Thanks to everyone for your support and help. Special thanks to my video helpers! Check the teaser video out below! Video Music – “Brand New” by Ben Rector

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Called Home

We are all just one call or text away from finding ourselves experiencing suffering, followed by doubt. We are all just one call or text away from getting news that will change our lives. For example, finding out we have cancer, someone we love has a terrible illness, a friend was involved in a car […]

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“Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles

As I was dodging potholes this morning, I was thinking… It’s almost March and that makes me happy. It has been a really long winter, and I need to see the sun. I can’t wait for spring; it has always been my favorite season.  To me it encompasses new beginnings, new growth and a much-needed […]

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Choose Love

I volunteered in the library this past Monday at St. Michael’s for the 3rd grade class my daughter Ava is in. She is always so excited to have me at school during her library time. It’s such an easy way to volunteer. The library is one of my happy places because it is organized and […]

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Face Your Fear

So, this is a picture of me as a first grader at All Saints Catholic School in Des Moines, Iowa. Please try and contain your laughter and think about the fact this was taken in 1981. My oh my, what can I say…I’m not sure if it is the rather large glasses or the hair […]

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Serve with Love

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do.” – Mother Teresa My children all know how much I admire Mother Teresa, who is also known as St. Teresa of Calcutta. She was one woman who had so much courage and because of that she […]

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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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