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What Is Grace?

I’ve been letting this post roll around in my brain ever since I decided to do the 31 Days series. I’ve got nothing. Writing about grace for 31 days is as much about figuring out what grace is all about as it is to celebrate the “grace sightings” of each day. The first Merriam-Webster definition…

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Why I’m Not Asking “Why?!”

It’s been exactly four weeks since we found out dad was sick. Since then I’ve been through the ups and downs of seeing him go through an intense surgery and recover. To complicate my emotions, all of his treatment has occurred in the exact same place where Keith underwent surgery and diagnosis almost exactly 5…

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5 Years Ago (a story of cancer, remission, and learning to trust)

5 years ago on July 25th, 2007 Keith and I sat like two old people on Ender’s Island in Mystic and those infamous words came out of his mouth: So, are we getting married, or what?! I said yes and we both hobbled back to the car (I was awaiting surgery on my left ankle,…

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Choosing Joy

Joy has been on my mind a lot lately. Those of you who know Keith and I personally know that we haven’t had the easiest go of it. Med school, residency, cancer, grad school, moving across country, ER visits, losing a home, losing a car, more sickness, etc. There always seems to be another challenge…

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