Grieving Your Chronic Illness

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The Light of Messy Hope

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To the Millennial Who Is Afraid of Marriage

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When My Invisible Illness Became Visible

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Why I Even Wanted to Create This Blog

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Yearning for Miracles

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You’re Not Alone In Your Suffering

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Your Message Will Be Attacked

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We recently had a name change from “Inkblots of an Idealist” to “Inkblots of Hope.” You can read more in our revamped “about section” to see the why’s involved. Thank you again for taking the time to walk alongside us, dear friend. 

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The Light of Messy Hope

The Light of Messy Hope

We didn’t know when we first created “Inkblots” that my health would demand my body to stay in a pitch-black room or else intense neuro issues would strike. We were literally and figuratively in the dark. It was at that time where my husband... read more
Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

  I looked out the car window as palm tree lined medians became a blur matching my own blurred thoughts. I then looked at my husband, Michael, who was driving when the words came, “My mind feels so numb that I just don’t know what to pray anymore.”   It was... read more
Using the Serenity Prayer in Our Everyday Life

Using the Serenity Prayer in Our Everyday Life

If you’re anything like me, you may think of the word serenity and immediately remember Frank Costanza, George Costanza’s zany father from Seinfeld going through a fictional self-help material based on the very real faddish trend of DIY self-help psychology in the... read more
To the Millennial Who Is Afraid of Marriage

To the Millennial Who Is Afraid of Marriage

“And would you wipe her butt if she became really sick?” “Wait, what kind of question is that?” I can almost picture my husband’s quizzical expression. After a moment of thought he finished with, “Yes, if it came down to it, I would.” ”Well, if you would be... read more
Chuck Norris’ Autobiography, Against All Odds

Chuck Norris’ Autobiography, Against All Odds

Chuck Norris’ autobiography, Against All Odds was so epic, that it wrote itself. That is the line most of us in the Chuck Norris Legendary-Fandom world would have used to describe this personal memoir of Chuck Norris.’ If you’re unfamiliar with this line of joking,... read more
Grieving Your Chronic Illness

Grieving Your Chronic Illness

  “You know you don’t have to cry. Look on the positive side.” I don’t remember my husband, Michael’s exact words those many months ago, but they were along those lines. I was sitting on the bed and glanced over at our wedding photos... read more

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