How to be Thankful When you’re not

Sometimes I just don’t feel thankful. Call me a spoiled brat, but don’t we all feel like that occasionally? Especially when life’s hard - really hard. Despite the Hallmark sentiments and overstuffed turkeys, sometimes we just can’t summon the energy, let alone the...

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How to Handle Anything Life Throws at You

We've heard it before, "No one gets to skip the tough stuff in life." "Everybody's got something." We get it. But when that someone is you, and that something keeps you up at night or sets you off crying in the checkout line, the quips and easy off the tongue lines...

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Rest: A Gift or Punishment?

Hi friend, this is Week #8 of the Made Like Martha Mobile Book Club and if this is your first time to my little corner of cyberspace, welcome. Make yourself at home. I wish I could make you a cup of tea but pull up a chair anyway, put your feet up, and relax because...

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What I learned this summer

September is about to land on us and I'm totally ready. I'm ready for sweat to stop dripping from under my boobs, my hair to not frizz at the mere thought of exiting a building, and yes, for the kids to be back at school. Guys, it's jeans, boots and cozy sweater...

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3 Things Rectal Cancer Taught Me

Rectal cancer isn't sexy and doesn't come with a pretty pink bow. In fact, it's a pain in the a$$, literally, but despite everything; the chemo, radiation, ostomy bag, nausea (I don't need to go on, you get the picture) my life is better today thanks to what the Big C...

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What Cancer Taught Me About Praying Scripture

I had a love-hate relationship with the thought of praying scripture. It sounded like such a good idea but I’ve got the memory of a sieve and could never remember a verse, let alone the right verse for the right situation. It stressed me out, I felt like a failure. I...

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Achieve Like Martha Without Feeling Guilty

Asking me to be still with Jesus is like telling a dog to sit-and-stay in a squirrel sanctuary. I'm just not wired that way. For years I've felt like a second-class Christian, guilty for not being spiritual enough to rest in the presence of my creator. Having cancer...

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