A Statistical Story

Statistics aren’t just a number. Statistics are also a story. A story of who is, and has been affected, and to tell us how significant something needs to be in our lives.

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, 50 million is the number that represents the lives of Americans who are affected by chronic, and often hereditary, autoimmune conditions. These conditions cause the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells. Continue reading

‘A story. His story.’

AD-TWOA few weeks ago I was excited to learn that I would be a part of Michele Cushatt’s book launch team. Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life arrived in the mail at just the right time! I started reading it shortly after a major cross-country move.

In addition to my daily Bible reading plan, Michele’s book has become a safe haven during a time of transformative transition. Continue reading

Seven Years, a Season

Sometimes life takes us places we never expected to go. And in those places God writes a story we never thought would be ours.Renee Swope

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Image courtesy of Writely Designed.

“Here. I just checked.” said Roberta, the American Airlines worker.  “It looks like three people were suppose to sit next to each other but they haven’t checked in yet.” Continue reading

1 in 8 Women

Image courtesy of the AACE depicts the Blue Paisley Thyroid Awareness Ribbon.

It’s that time of the year when we often reflect on the past 12 months. For some of us, 2015 might include thinking ahead regarding our health and well-being. That being said, January is recognized as National Thyroid Awareness Month.

So what is the thyroid? It’s a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. It’s responsible for producing hormones that regulate our metabolism, as well as other body organs.

It’s important to become educated about your thyroid health because: Continue reading