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I Wish I Could Believe

The first prayer from the book, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To is, “God, show me that you exist.” Here is an excerpt from chapter one, I Wish I Could Believe: 362 more words

Adoption Scam...

ANKENY, Iowa —A woman who police said scammed potential adoptive parents in 2011 faces similar charges once again.

Ankeny police arrested Tracy Leann Bess-Thacker on theft charges Friday after police said she accepted $200 from a prospective adoptive couple from DeWitt, Iowa, in February. 334 more words



In 1987 when we were notified there was a bed available for Jason, I was filled with mixed emotions. I was his mother, nurse, social worker, therapist and advocate for eight years. 235 more words

Yes, I like piña coladas. Now go away.

One time when I was about 13 or 14 I lost a whole nights sleep after my mind decided it would repeat a song over an over for me to listen to. 270 more words


The Agony of Waiting

So, I just fired the opening salvo in attempting to market Little Miss No Name; having made sure her little burlap dress is properly pressed, her knife is suitably shiny and she has a PB&J (with the crusts cut off, of course) in her new Twilight Sparkle backpack, I’ve sent her toddling off to… 596 more words

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The Mentality of Being Sick

In March of 2014, I had noticed something about my body that was acting weird. For the purposes of keeping this rather toned down as to what my condition is, I’ve named this ailment, “Gladys.” 667 more words

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