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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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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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
Your Message Will Be Attacked

Your Message Will Be Attacked

  Whatever message you have on your heart will be attacked. If you feel called to be a crusader of hope, you will come to doubt hope’s very existence. If your mission is to rehabilitate the homeless, you’ll eventually come to wonder if they even want... read more
15 Picture Quotes: A Journey in Need of Light

15 Picture Quotes: A Journey in Need of Light

  We know many who could use a little light  now to illuminate their path in a journey in need of light. Some are gravely concerned over the fate of our country. Others have personal problems tucked closely to them. Whatever the case, we are a people in need of... read more
When My Invisible Illness Became Visible

When My Invisible Illness Became Visible

  I was posed this simple yet thought provoking question from my husband the other day. “What do you think is worse- having an invisible illness or visible?”  The question took my aback. I didn’t know the dividing line between invisible and... read more

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