Personal Blog

This is Amazing Grace

Today I’m celebrating eleven years breathing with a double lung transplant! Even though a decade has passed, this particular day is still overpowered with great emotion for my family and I.  The following timeline is unfortunately an accurate account of my life. It was my intention to write only small snippets of happiness.

If you would like to read more of an in-depth account of my transplant journey, refer to the top menu of my website – Cystic Fibrosis and Donate Life.



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Monday Motivations

From Fear to Fearless

I recently read Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio. His book inspired me to write about the giant in my life- FEAR. If you struggle with fear during your daily day to day living you are capable of conquering the giant within you.

We automatically assume the number one killer of our dreams is failure, however we’re wrong. The number one killer of our dreams is fear. More often than not, fear is simply a figment of our imagination, which settles into the deepest cornerstone’s of our minds. Fear is simply- False Evidence Appearing Real. We are to stare into the face of fear and say, You do not control my future! The most successful people today didn’t end up where they are now because they were too scared. They probably fell over and over and over, but that didn’t stop them from continuing the climb up the mountain. They made their way through the bumpy, wet, muddy, hilly, pyramid until they reached the top.

So, what exactly is the definition of fear?

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Inside the Mind of an Atheist

What is an atheist?

A person who does not believe in the existence of a God or any Gods: one who subscribes to or advocates atheism.


Atheism. A word that makes believers cringe. For some, it might be difficult to fathom. How could someone not believe and what are their motives? I am intrigued to learn more about atheism.

The following interview was submitted by someone in my life who is an atheist. He is the kindest, well-mannered, intelligently spoken, man I have come to know. I have to say, I was surprised to find out he was a non-believer, however, knowing this did not alter my view of him in any way.

Please respect his opinions and willingness to participate in this interview. Everyone is welcome to engage in friendly debate. All comments will be closely monitored.

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Monday Motivations

The Courage to Change

I can’t believe we are already three months into the new year! Now is the time to check in and see how ya’ll are doing on your New Years resolutions. Are you going steady, or flopping miserably? Don’t worry, it’s never too late! Let’s focus on how we can continue to transform, evolve, and become better versions of ourselves.

Change begins with a simple thought. A desire; and ends with action. A continuing path of positive transformation.

Change is no easy task. Most people are comfortable living the same way they’ve been accustomed to for years. Change is a risk people don’t want to take. Nobody wants to step into unknown territory. It’s too scary. However, unless you take that giant leap of faith to the other side you’re stuck wondering, am I doing the right thing? What if I fail? You’re certainly not alone. Just because you’re too scared to modify your life isn’t a good enough reason to forget it altogether.

How Can You Begin the Process of changing?

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Personal Blog

Love is a Verb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is the perfect day to ask yourself, what is my definition of love? If you asked me this eight years ago when I first fell in love my answer would have been different than my answer today, however I have learned many lessons the past eight years. I’ve learned communication is key in any relationship, as well as, quality time, and making your spouse a top priority. Romantic relationships and marriages are not the product of each of you giving fifty percent. Both parties must give one hundred percent. Most importantly, love is a physical task, not a simple emotion.


Love is a verb, not a noun

My blog today is written by Jeremy and Audrey Roloff from Beating 50 Percent. Take a look at their thoughts revolving around the biblical meaning of love. I couldn’t agree more!

What is Beating 50 Percent?

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DIY Valentine Coupon’s

A coupon book is far from a one of a kind gift, which is why I’ve never made one until now. Instead of making a typical sexy, hot, naughty, or whatever you want to call it cheesy-coupon book, I came up with useful things I knew my husband would appreciate, such as, free food, back massage, and watching his favorite T.V. shows. Think about specific things your significant other enjoys and create coupons tailored to their needs.


Supplies List:

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