A few thoughts on Apple Christmas 2019

Blissfully cornered in a local Starbucks with a supply of dark roast with peppermint syrup I settled in for Apple Christmas. This year I joined a fellow enthusiast as we reviewed the launch live as it unveiled. The following stands out to me as essential highlights from Today's Apple event. I will skip mentioning the... Continue Reading →

Leukemia, Social Media, and Escapism

Sprawled on the floor of the hospital, I surprised myself with disappointment. Dr. Pradha had just detailed how Isabelle didn't have Leukemia! A whirlwind of thousands of prayers over five days ´┐╝ had resulted in victory! Lurking in the celebration lay the faintest hint of something that didn't sense. March 10, 2017 Six days before... Continue Reading →

Drugs and Exhaustion

As I looked´┐╝ up from my laptop, the room swam before my eyes. I felt like my head, and the pain inside had somehow distanced itself from the rest of my body. Then I panicked, I had a funeral to lead in a few hours! This space cadet moment resulted from me trying to deal... Continue Reading →

Faith in a health storm

A storm collided with our lives three years ago, and it hasn't stopped since. March 11, 2017, a pediatrician visit snowballed into an ambulance ride to Indianapolis. April 18, 2017, I nearly swerved off the road with the words "Isabelle has Leukemia." January 26, 2018, Ashley takes two steps back in a game of pickleball... Continue Reading →

Scleral buckle surgery and how I got there.

Imagine getting a piece of plastic wrapped around and sewn to your eyeball. Then, your eyes gets frozen in several spots and filled all the way up with a gas bubble. This summarizes the crazy surgery that saved my eyesight Thursday. If you haven't followed my story let me explain: Everything started with a bit... Continue Reading →

Friends in a Health storm

In a moment, I changed from apologizing for coming to shocked at what I faced. Everything started on Tuesday. I couldn't shake the feeling that something was off in my eye. The one I had surgery on. Wednesday morning, I called the doctors office. I struggled to describe the situation because it wasn't that bad.... Continue Reading →

A one-eyed perspective on Palm Sunday

We broke the rules this year. But hey, why work at an independent church if don't switch things up? I know some will see this as a significant eye-roller but celebrating Palm Sunday a week early is living on the wild side for me. Having arrested your attention, let's talk about Palm Sunday. In short,... Continue Reading →

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