Sacred Story Day Retreat Houston, TX

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SISTER, YOUR STORY MATTERS! Do you find there’s little time to reflect on God’s work in your story? Have you wondered whether your story can make a difference?…

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Being A “Good Girl”

Monday, March 12, 2018

April’s Story: I was raised in a religious home. We went to church, but I spent most of the time counting the organ pipes at the front, anxiously…

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A Military Wife

Friday, December 15, 2017

Jamie’s Story: I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was standing in the kitchen sorting the mail when my husband walked in to share the news….

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Sacred Story’s 2018 Retreat: Your Story Matters!

Friday, September 22, 2017

YOUR STORY MATTERS! Sacred Story’s 2nd Annual retreat will help you kick off the year with a huge boost. Grab a gal pal or two for a refreshing…

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Cyberbullying: My Invisible Enemy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Taeler’s Story: At Christmas time I started to receive messages on social media that were meant to harm me. Called a slut and a whore, I heard many…

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Letting Go of My Guilt

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Terri’s Story: I wasted 28 years allowing shame to control me. I hid myself in places I thought God wouldn’t see – outside the walls of my church,…

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This.Is.Icing.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Amy’s Story: Our daughter Claire was 20 months old when my husband and I surprisingly discovered we would be expecting again. What we planned as a celebration weekend…

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I Will Dance Again

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vickie’s Story: My first husband and I lived on old farmland in the Midwest with deer on our property. We enjoyed spending time outside with our dogs and…

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Warm Fuzzies

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Linda’s Story: My childhood home didn’t necessarily overflow with warm fuzzies.There were many fun times with my father, but my mother suffered from undiagnosed mental illness that caused…

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I Didn’t Think I Needed to Change

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Amanda’s Story: I’ve always been a perfectionist. In first grade I had a huge stack of unfinished worksheets in my desk because I didn’t want to turn them…

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Cursing My Cancer

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Geneva’s Story: I was diagnosed with colon cancer in my late 40’s after having a colonoscopy. A picture of the tumor was given to me and the doctor…

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Our Asking Price

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ann’s Story: My husband and I bought a home on a marina in Kemah which lies on the coast near Houston, Texas a number of years ago. We…

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For This Child I Prayed

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lauren’s Story: My husband and I married 8 years ago, and at the altar I joked that kids would come 2 to 3 years down the line. That would be time…

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SACRED STORY’S 2017 RETREAT: Your Story Matters!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

YOUR STORY MATTERS! Sacred Story’s 1st retreat will help you kick off 2017 with a huge boost. Grab a gal pal or two for a refreshing weekend of…

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My Island Life

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Renee’s Story: I decided to reinvent myself by moving to a Caribbean island at age 29. I managed a gift shop and also was an ocean kayak tour…

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Living Your Story Bible Study

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Living Your Story Bible Study available! Gather gal pals you live and work around to reflect upon what matters as you live your story. Follow this link to…

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My Love for Super Heroes

Friday, July 1, 2016

Liz’s Story: Glowing Skin, Beautiful hair, and the best attitude ever describe my second pregnancy. It was a welcome change from my first pregnancy which had been wrought…

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Mercy in Messiness

Friday, May 27, 2016

Christel’s Story: Born and raised in Belgium in a family of Catholic believers, I was a very sensitive and clumsy child which made everyday life difficult. I also…

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Storming Heaven for A Miracle

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mary’s Story:  Lying on the sonographer’s table I anticipated the technician’s smiling commentary on how great my baby looked. Instead she focused on his abdomen for what seemed…

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Walking on Eggshells

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Jennifer’s Story: I know what it’s like to keep a secret about something I felt too ashamed to admit. I also know the freedom of confiding in a…

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The Father That Counts

Friday, February 26, 2016

Christine’s Story: When I was five years old I received a school assignment to go home, find out what my daddy did for a living and then come…

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The Missing Piece

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sara’s Story: At the age of 16 I didn’t know how to cope with feeling overwhelmed by negative feelings and shame. Even though I had a normal family…

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Surprised by a Tom Cat

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rainey’s Story: George is my parent’s cat, not a fancy cat, just your plain old country tom cat now living in a big city. His “meow” is constant and…

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A Meth Pipe & A Bible

Friday, January 29, 2016

Jennifer’s Story: As a highly productive twenty something year old I had a house, a boat, lots of friends, a loving family, and a great job. Then in…

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Rotating 180 Degrees

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bunmi’s Story: Exhausted by the grind of my second year as a general surgery resident, I tried to energize myself by recalling my big dreams. I planned to…

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Saved By A Muffler

Monday, January 11, 2016

Kate’s Story: Shaking in the cold, my three brothers and I huddled under a discarded boat waiting for hours for the click of the lock on the door…

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The 5-7 Year Plan

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wynne’s Story: Growing up the oldest of three girls in Texas, I often dressed up as a bride for Halloween, and carried fake flowers “down the aisle” of…

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The Sky Was the Limit

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Carrie’s Story:  I carried the shame of feeling defective for twenty-three years. The summer before my senior year of high school I went manic. I did not know…

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Teenagers, Mom Jeans & A Mustache

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christina’s Story: People reached out to me. It started in high school. See, I was a bit of a floozy in high school. That’s a lie. I was…

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Helpful Links

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sacred Story desires to connect you and/or loved ones to resources and help in areas of need.* Although far from exhaustive, our prayer is for the following organizations…

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The Power of a Story

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Watch the founder of Sacred Story Ministries, Laura Wilcox, as she talks about the power of a story.

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Pushing Down Walls

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Emily’s* Story: “What’s your story, Emily?” My head snapped up, startled, toward the voice at the end of a table filled with friends. All eyes turned to me….

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My Baby’s Name

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Christina’s* Story: I will never forget the buzz of the vacuum. Nor will I forget the insensitive nurse informing me, “this part shouldn’t hurt” as she forcefully pressed…

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Releasing My Daughter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

April’s* Story: We moved to Texas from a small town in the north east. It was a tough move for our four kids, especially our 17-year-old daughter Ellie….

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Relating to My In-Laws

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nina’s* Story: Days after the birth of my son, my mother-in-law listed her grievances against my husband and me over the past years. Her guilt-ridden statements conveyed her…

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In A Pit

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Martha’s Story: I lived solely for my own pleasures—always seeking the next high, until one dark day, I found myself down in a slimy pit. Cocaine and alcohol…

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My Dreams Were Shattered

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Angie’s Story: I will never forget July 23, 2010. Two years prior my husband and I were blessed with healthy and beautiful boy/girl twins. During the first two…

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Hiding in a Dark Place

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lisa’s Story: Quite a few years ago I tried to hide from God while in a relationship I knew was wrong. John was a tall, athletic, good-looking college…

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Did I Marry a Jerk?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shawn’s* story: When I got married I had this idea of what my husband was going to be like. I imagined someone gracious and talkative when I introduced…

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Buying My Castle

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Darlene’s Story: I didn’t buy my first home until age 42 and was shocked the bank would give a 30 year loan to someone of my advanced years….

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Adoption & My Wilderness

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Di’s* Story: I spent the last summer of my college years on a mission trip to China. Witnessing firsthand a culture where the girls are undervalued, and even…

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A Severe Mercy

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Grace’s* Story: At the age of thirty, I loved my job and my friendships. But I wanted a family, and finally that happened when I married. I was wise enough to…

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Learning to Like My Teenager

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jasmine’s* Story: I never expected to dislike my own daughter so much! She went from being my precious toddler to being a rebellious, ungrateful teenager. I could not…

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Did anyone care?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Beth’s Story: I can’t think of anything greater than knowing Christ and being known by Him. In my early Christian journey, I struggled with significance and importance. Due…

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From the Middle East

Friday, January 24, 2014

Below are snapshots of the stories from women who live in a restricted area in the Middle East as told through a translator to Laura Wilcox, the director…

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Will I lose business?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Erika’s Story: Around 2010 Robb and I had lived through this faith-increasing year where God was very obviously blessing us and doing things in us. This was no…

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Holding My Breath

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pat’s Story: It seems far away now but my story starts with a headache, a really bad headache. Then followed the doctors, the meds, the hospital, the MRIs. …

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Free Falling

Monday, October 28, 2013

Claudia’s* Story: Have you ever been paragliding?” asked my sister-in-law. “No,” I laughed.   She proceeded to share her recent experience paragliding off the coast of California. YouTube filled…

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From Wheelchair to WOW

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mary’s story: Most people find it hard to believe that 10 years ago, I was in a wheelchair, barely able to lift my arm to feed myself or…

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God, Why Won’t You Heal?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ginna’s Story: A little over 7 years ago my world was forever sweetly rocked when Grace Anne came into this world. In the midst of having a very…

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Finding My Security

Monday, October 28, 2013

Joye’s Story: My husband, Don, and I met and married in San Diego, CA in 1971. After our wedding, we moved to his small hometown of Borger in…

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Suicide Impacted My Family

Monday, October 28, 2013

Elizabeth’s Story: I haven’t written about Matt in almost twenty years. My charming, gifted older cousin committed suicide when I was 22 and he was a young lawyer…

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Losing My Sister’s Friendship

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jordan’s* story: I’d seen the sad movies, and sat across many a cafe table from a teary-eyed young woman suffering from a broken heart. Happily married to my…

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High Heels For Flip-Flops

Monday, October 28, 2013

Priscilla’s Story: “Reporting live in downtown Houston, Priscilla Goodwin, Back to you.” As a former television reporter in Houston, I sometimes miss saying that, especially when I see…

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Post-partum Panic

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Suzan’s Story: After years of struggling with infertility, God finally provided His special gift of a little girl named Faith. She was the perfect child. She slept well,…

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My Career Path

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Christine’s Story: In February 2009, I started working for a local community college. Previously, I had worked in a corporate office and never really pictured myself working in…

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Protecting Myself from Heartache

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kelly’s* Story: As I write this I am on a plane on my way to Omaha to visit my 5 month old niece, a trip I almost cancelled multiple times…

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Back to “Normal”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Holly’s* Story: I have struggled with depression since adolescence, though I never knew to call it that. I grew up in a stable Christian family, always had good…

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My Marriage Came Back to Life

Friday, October 25, 2013

Taylor’s* Story: I met my husband in seminary while working towards a Masters degree. We graduated with our Masters’ and Greg went on to get a Ph.D. Today,…

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Tomorrow is Another Day

Monday, October 7, 2013

“With the spirit of her people who do not know defeat, even when it stared them in the face, she raised her chin. She could get Rhett back….

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Abused to Adored

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Deb’s Story: “How dare he talk to the Daughter of the King like that!”  My brain froze, tears filled my eyes as the simple sentence stunned me.  I’d…

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What’s the Point?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Judy’s Story: Chris was the cutest boy I had ever laid eyes on and I was sitting right next to him in the back of his mom’s station…

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Embracing Singleness

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Christie’s* Story: I am no different from every other woman. I desire to be married one day, but until then, I have learned to embrace my singleness. It…

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Discovering Sacred Romance

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hannah’s* Story: Like all girls I used to dream about the man I would marry.  What he would look and act like. What my name would sound like…

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I Glory in My Scars

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kimberly’s Story: When I casually mention I have been in an accident, people automatically assume I am talking about a car accident. I understand why people would think…

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I Learned How to Go Hungry

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Charlotte’s* Story: I was sixteen when my mom decided to put me and my sisters on a “diet.” She had struggled with her weight when she was a teenager, and…

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Digging Out from Debt

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Angela’s Story: Eight years ago, I found myself in an insurmountable amount of credit card debt. Mine was a situation that had evolved over a period of five…

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Crossing Our Little Jordan

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Elissa’s Story: I moved to Houston after graduating college in 2007 for a job as an interior designer for an architectural firm. Having grown up and gone to…

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My Desire Became Consuming

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jennifer’s Story: My husband and I went through three years of infertility before our twin boys were born. Before they turned a year, we started infertility treatments because…

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How Could Jesus Be the Real Messiah?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rachel’s* Story: I grew up Jewish and am actually the first American in my family. My grandfather came from Poland and my Russian grandma was a holocaust survivor….

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Just the Beginning

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lincee’s Story: In 2004, I discovered my husband had been unfaithful after 10 years of dating and two years of marriage. I didn’t see it coming. I did…

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Wow, My Husband is an Alcoholic

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sandy’s Story: My life was moving right along according to “The Plan.” I met my future husband in college, we started our careers, got married at 26, bought…

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My Struggle with Pornography

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Marie’s* Story: As a child, I did not learn how to express any negative emotions. I experienced sexual abuse at the age of 5 and at this young…

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Stifling Anxiety

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Nancy’s Story: Five years ago, God decided it was time to deal with chronic, stifling anxiety in my life. On a Sunday morning in our church bathroom, I…

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A Dark Season of Depression

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Linda’s* Story: I came to know the Lord when I was thirteen years old. I continued to attend church and Bible study through high school; however, I never developed…

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My Tap on the Shoulder

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Amy’s Story: My tap-on-the-shoulder story happened on a day that started out very exciting. I was preparing for a photo shoot. A big shoot. Lots of ladies! My…

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How Do I Get What She Has?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tammy’s* Story: Born as an American west-Indian our household observed Hinduism as our religion like the majority from this part of the world. My parents weren’t devout Hindus,…

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When God Called Me to Stay

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stacy’s* Story: How often do we pray for God to change our situation? We land somewhere outside of our comfort zone and pray that God will take away…

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Is this Guy the Real Deal?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Madison’s* Story: I find it hard being a single woman in today’s society. When believers strive to follow Jesus, they stand out even more. It doesn’t help that…

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My Childhood Chaos

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Elise’s* Story: My parents divorced when I was 6 and I have no memory of them together. My Mom, who had been a stay-at-home mom, was suddenly a…

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Sharing with My Sisters

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cathy’s* Story: I could never have imagined such a good gift from God would come to me and my sisters through one of my patients. When Laura contacted…

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A New Start

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shannon’s* Story: I am a career woman; it didn’t start out that way. I had the good fortune of being able to stay home with my firstborn for…

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Losing My Best Example

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kathryn’s Story: As the baby girl of four children I always had a special relationship with my mom. Long after my siblings had left for college, I would…

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Peace for a Pessimist

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edna’s Story: On September 20, 2011, I frantically called my oldest sister who is a physician because I missed my monthly cycle. Assuming the worst, I told her…

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Lindsay’s Short Life

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Leslie’s Story: On May 24, 2009, we welcomed our second daughter, Lindsay, into this world but then three days later had to let her go into the arms…

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Pressing Through Pain

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dede’s Story: I thought the pain in my right shoulder was due, in part, to the fact that I was now having to carry around a 3 month…

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Devastating Diagnosis with Blessings

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Jamie’s Story: In August of 2001, I woke with numbness in my right leg. During the next several months other disturbing sensations and physical issues would occur. After…

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Once Upon a Time

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Amy’s Story: Once upon a time … We’re all familiar with the typical fairy tale formula: girl meets man of her dreams, they instantly fall in love, get…

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Facing Abandonment

Friday, August 2, 2013

Bonnie’s* Story: Abandonment is a hard word to accept as part of your life. I am nearly 60 years old and still struggle with abandonment issues. My father…

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From Insanity to Serenity

Friday, August 2, 2013

Laurie’s Story: Hi, my name is Laurie, and I’m an alcoholic. That is how I represent myself at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. I’ve learned alcoholism is a disease….

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What if he is right?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mona’s Story: I spent the first twenty-four years of my life craving the love of a man. As a result, I found myself in an unhealthy relationship, living…

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Racked with Despair

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Natalie’s Story: In December of 2012, my husband and I were very excited to find out we were expecting our second child. The pregnancy seemed to be going very…

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