June 29, 2019

Confession: I love makeup. I always have. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved playing with it. I loved how it made me feel like a grown-up as a kid. I can remember being a little girl and sitting in the bathroom every morning watching my older sister get ready fo...

May 17, 2019

Karen Schirmang was my 1st-grade teacher. She was teaching partners with my mom who was also a 1st-grade teacher at Des Moines Christian School in the late 1980s. She was a little lady with a big personality. She also had a big laugh. A big loud laugh. You could hear h...

March 27, 2019

Heart update:

Today I had my annual cardiologist appointment. It was earlier in the year than it usually is because I asked to see my doctor to talk about some A-fib beats I have been feeling. I have been having A-fib beats (where the heart speeds up momentarily on its...

December 21, 2018

Hi all!

I went to the doctor this morning and had an electrocardiogram to check the EF (ejection fraction) function of my heart.  My EF had dropped from 40 to 30 when I came out

of the hospital which put me in heart failure category.  After several weeks of rehab a...

October 9, 2018

As many of you know my dad survived two massive heart attacks last week. He had to have 3 stents put into two major arteries that were blocked in his heart. It was scary and unsettling to say the least. In my life I have always been the patient. I am the one with all t...

October 3, 2018

Yesterday was not a day I would ever want to relive, yet I can’t help but relive it over and over again in my head. In those moments I keep going back to God’s great faithfulness. Here’s what happened:

At 5am yesterday my dad woke up not feeling well. He said his back h...

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