Author Archives: mandyb

3: She Endures Suffering

When we first see the ashes, our minds travel through a frenzy of bad memories. We question how it got to this point. We feel insecure, threatened, and unsafe. Rarely do we stop to see the sprouts within the ashes – the richness that is growing because of them. It seems quite impossible to even find anything good because we are too busy learning how to endure the suffering of […]

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2: She is Born to Overcome

One might think that overcoming cystic fibrosis on a daily basis while simultaneously getting out of debt is quite the feat. In fact, one might even think that our plate was full and there was no way that any more chaos could fit on it. However, I’ve learned that God’s ways don’t always fit into our perfectly planned agenda. Chaos and pain never follow a rulebook. We were about to […]

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1: The Desire to Overcome

Stories are powerful. I’m a total nerd and I love books, and coffee, and I LOVE FANDOMS more than any grown woman in her late thirties should! One of my favorite quotes is from The Hunger Games and it says, “”Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous…” I want to give you some dangerous HOPE. Not foolish […]

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