Oak Tree Memorial For Miscarriage

By laura / June 26, 2019 /

Miscarriage is hard. Five years ago, I had a miscarriage.  Had I written this when the miscarriage happened, it would read differently.  For me, understanding trickled in as time passed and God’s plan began unfolding in my life. Truth is, I never pictured myself as a mother. Call me crazy, but I didn’t spend my nights…

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Lumineers Concert At Pabst Theater

By laura / June 19, 2019 /

The Lumineers kick off their world tour at The Pabst Theater. After picking up our will-call tickets, we enter the historic theater.  Phones must be locked in the provided cases, ALL recording devices are prohibited.  We head for the bar and I order the biggest can of White Claw I’ve ever seen.  After mingling in…

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Finding Community Is Possible

By laura / June 12, 2019 /

Finding community is hard, but it’s possible. I’m so very proud of the community I live in.  I decided to hold a FREE rummage sale this past weekend.  Everything was free; although, I accepted donations for the American Legion and the Humane Society.  It’s the least I can do with the items I no longer…

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Practice Gratitude During Hard Times

By laura / June 5, 2019 /

Gratitude and the strength to let go. Some days, some weeks, heck, even months are bad.  When I’m in a rut, I remember the beauty that surrounds me EVERY DAY.  I practice gratitude for all that I have in life, even during the hard times. I read the daily devotion from Jesus Calling every morning.…

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