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FAMILY FRIDAY: 4 Ways To Sacrifice OR Save Our Kids

Hello, Hipsters and Happy Friday to you all! Usually, I have elements of fun with the family in these posts, however, I feel an overwhelming compulsion to take us down a serious path today. There will be plenty here regarding the family, but this post will be more funereal than fun. Preface: My children are addicted to screens.  Any parents …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 WAYS TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we continue sifting through sex columnist Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reason Why Marriages Don’t Work” from USA TODAY. Photo courtesy of USA Today. If you haven’t heard the interview, click here.  Here’s the summary: Preface: 1) Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a relationship, but sex is becoming nearly non-existent in …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, I wanted to share something that caught my attention a while back. Sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio, shares with us through USA TODAY 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work. Take a listen. This is what Anthony had to say: 1) Sex becomes nearly non-existent. Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a …

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A Shunt To Save

Elias’s life with a brain shunt begins. Well, the last 28 hours have been quite full for us!!  We arrived at the hospital yesterday at 10 AM for admitting and prep.  At 11 AM, we got Elias into his hospital gown and got ready to say our temporary goodbye (this was mommy’s hardest part). At 12 PM he started anesthesia, and …

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Sons For Rams: Under The Second Knife

This is a big week.  Tomorrow is the day we’ve been nervously anticipating for the last year.  Tomorrow, October 18th, 2016, our son Elias is scheduled to have surgery.  He will be getting VP brain shunts.  It’s hard to believe.  It’s real.  We would not have chosen this road, but it is a part of his story. Just a little …

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Elias at 6 Months!

Basic Health Update: Elias has Spina Bifida.  He’s made it 6 months since he was born with only the initial medical intervention. From his birth story to present, his life reflects God’s miraculous healing hand in so many ways. Twenty-four hours after birth, Elias had surgery to close his NTD (neural tube defect), myelomeningocele.  (an open wound exposing his lower …

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Phoenix, Pastors, & Pedophilia

See story at: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/121122940-story   Great tragedy has struck in “my backyard.” Is anyone tired of hearing the words pastor and pedophilia in the same sentence?!  I am!!! No words can express what any humane individual should feel after hearing a story like this.  For the victim, the victim’s family, the victimizer’s family, the local and universal Church, and Jesus…all have …

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Elias 3-4-5

Elias is 5 months! Somehow the last 3 months flew by!! Unfortunately, my good intentions didn’t lead to good results, so I’m playing catch up on the monthly updates for Elias. Here is a simple update of what those months looked like for us 🙂 Elias – 3 months: Weight: 16lbs. @ 3 months Elias LOVES to be held, loves …

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KKK: Kids Killing Kids

  This is probably in vain, but I will disclaim anyways: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST!  This is simply a response to what just occurred in my “backyard” last week. Now that we got that out of the way… Many are aware of the recent tragedy that occurred at Independence High School in Glendale, AZ this past Friday.  As …