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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Hello, friend! Welcome!

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. 


“I don’t think God would allow the same thing to happen twice. Why would He allow you to get so seriously sick again when you’ve already endured that testing once?”

That was the response of my husband, then brand new boyfriend when I warned him about my health condition and how serious it had been in the past while we were sitting outside of a coffee shop, tucked away in a private moment away from the bustle inside.

 



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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
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

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