The Reality of Others’ Special Circumstances

I’ve watched my niece, Kristen, climb what seems to be insurmountable mountains for twenty-three years as she and her husband advocate and care for their intellectually disabled son. Jason brings joy and light to our family and we treasure his presence in our lives. His life also bears witness to the beauty of a loving […]

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Revisiting: Living with Depression

There is no doubt the stress and isolation of 2020 have affected thousands of people. Many experts believe we are entering a mental health epidemic as Americans battle symptoms of anxiety and depression. Back in July, we were only just realizing the pressures many were facing. Months later, the statistics don’t seem to be improving. […]

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Revisiting: Single Seasons

This week I am excited to share the most-downloaded episode of the first season of The Bearing Life Podcast! (Have you listened yet? I think you should!) The most-listened-to episode was Episode 9: Single Seasons, with my guest, Annie Tucker, the founder of Take a Bite Blog. There are so many seasons of life that […]

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Unexpected Joy Around Life’s Bends

The off-roading adventure with out-of-town visitors quickly turned into a glorious Fall surprise. After turning off the main road we approached the journey ahead with anticipation and a little trepidation. Carefully making our way over the rocks we continued down the road, got to the bend, and came upon the blaze of aspen trees. The […]

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Reasonable Responses

Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? This week we unpack how we engage online and how we can make a positive impact on those around us.

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Reviving Thankfuldays

Eight years ago, I wanted to quit social media. During the Presidential campaign that year, I became quite disheartened by posts and commentary on all sides. The day I logged on to delete accounts, I felt inspired to do something to counter all of the negativity instead of running away. That began my 2012 Thankfulness […]

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When the Stork Passes By

How many children do you have?   When are you going to give me grandchildren?   Why don’t you have any children? These questions pierce the hearts of couples in the midst of infertility or those who find themselves involuntarily childless. The speaker means no harm and doesn’t realize the pain these questions deliver. Maybe […]

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The Calendar Conundrum

Many thanks to Kelley Mathews for offering a guest post spot on her blog to discuss the calendar of infertility. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/kelleymathews/2020/05/the-calendar-conundrum-offering-care-and-love-in-a-time-of-need/. If you know someone in the midst of an infertility season, please consider reaching out during this strange pandemic time.

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