Category Archives: Mental Illness

Common Attitudes

The outcome of the election shows how people are not as accepting as I hoped. It is a common attitude to get people to conform our else be excluded. Sadly, too many American Christians are acting just like the world … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness, one of God’s Purposes

In case I didn’t tell you already, I am actually on the autism spectrum. This is why I have had the unique struggles and experiences that I shared in this blog. This is Autism Awareness month. One of God’s great … Continue reading

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What does Valor (Heroism) mean to you?

Last May, my husband and I sailed on the Carnival Valor for our 7th wedding anniversary. We even participsated in the Behind the Fun tour where we got to visit the engine control room and the bridge as well. During … Continue reading

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Can Jesus Really be Found in our Churches?

I wish to identify with Jesus Christ, a man of compassion, tenderness, sweetness, and kindness. He is full of grace and mercy, always forgiving, always accepting, wanting to be with you to help you and for you to help him. … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Although my circumstances may be less than perfect, with my long commute, being away from home for 13 hours, having an autistic son, and money being tight, I am determined pursue what God has called me to do, seeing challenges … Continue reading

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Who can stand against?

If God is for us, who dare be against us! God answered my prayers based on my last post, but not in the way that I thought he would. As I was driven to my knees, God spoke to me … Continue reading

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I define thriving differently than most of society

I cannot imagine a thriving life in which people are unhappy. There are so many rigid regimented beliefs out there, that are throwing the wrench into the way God meant for us to thrive. Yes, God is perfect. He is … Continue reading

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