Dec 20

December 20, 2014

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You Are Valuable

“I want to write a book someday, but I don’t have a story like yours.” I get this a lot. Like, weekly. I want to encourage you all with something…Just because you may never have had an affair, or you’re not widowed, or you’ve never had an abortion, or have never been cheated on, or whatever other “ohmyheart I can’t... Read more

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Dec 17

December 17, 2014

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7 Days – 7 Faves

Seven days until Christmas!!!! This time of year is most definitely my favorite. There is so much to love about the Holidays!! I could easily list 100’s of things I love about Christmas, and I thought about it. But in the spirit of seven days till Christmas, I will keep my list to seven favorites. ***Presents!!! I’m not ashamed. Admit... Read more

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Dec 14

December 14, 2014

The Man Response

I gotta be honest – I knew when my book released it would resonate with women. I knew I would get private messages and emails from women on the verge of giving up and walking away. I knew secrets would be revealed to me. I knew anger would be unleashed because a safe place had been offered. And all these... Read more

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Dec 11

December 11, 2014

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Fear Is A Little Nasty Pants

So I am writing a little devotional that goes along with my book. And Now I Choose has three sections to it. The last section has 28 chapters. The devotional will be a 4-week companion to this section. I’ll share more about that in the near future. But as I was studying and researching, a very ugly voice started whispering... Read more

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Dec 10

December 10, 2014

What’s Your Courage Moment?

Courage: the ability to do something that frightens one. Things that frighten me… Watching people bungee jump. Flying. Talking in front of small crowds. Ants. Yes, ants. Singing in the shower. Not exaggerating. Scrunching up foil. I can muster the ability to do, or be a part of, any of those above. But I won’t like it. Even though the... Read more

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Dec 9

December 9, 2014

You Matter

Christ died once for all. All Lives Matter. I have to be honest here. It breaks my heart to see sides upon sides upon sides. People pitted against other people because of skin color, different opinions, unshared passions and convictions. When one is so tightly armed to one side I do not feel there is room to be embraced if... Read more

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Dec 8

December 8, 2014

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Santa’s Not Real?!

Disclaimer: If you are an adult who believes in Santa please turn away now. Save yourself. Also…foul language. I was barely three years old. I hear my mama from downstairs yell up to me – “Tam! Come down here and answer the door!” It was nighttime. It was dark. There was a room full of adults downstairs. Why do I... Read more

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Dec 8

December 8, 2014

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We Have A Winner!!!

Ok… So I didn’t think it would be this hard to pick a winner. I wrote down all the names who entered. I numbered them. I went to Random Number Generator to submit my numbers. Before I selected ‘Get Number’, I prayed. I prayed that the person who really needs this Kindle would be selected. But let’s be honest…who really needs... Read more

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Dec 3

December 3, 2014

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Hurt Isn’t The Boss Of You

I did not expect yesterdays post to get so much attention. Brent and I were shocked over the amount of views it received, especially for this small little blog of mine. But that revealed so much to me. It showed me that there are a lot of people out there identifying with abortion and all the emotions and effects that... Read more

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Dec 2

December 2, 2014

Twenty-seven years later…he is still wrong

I had been in an unbelievable amount of pain that day. Doubled over, rocking back and forth, shaking uncontrollably. It had been two days since the procedure. Recovery was much worse than the first time. Finally, I mustered up enough strength to get to the bathroom. I sat and screamed while in excruciating pain. The bleeding would not let up.... Read more

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