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In this episode, Iris shares the raw truth about her struggle with rejection and how God healed her and brought her to a place of personal reflection and growth.

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Expressing Gratitude While Navigating Grief


Are you ever prepared for the reminders of a story that didn’t end as you planned? I put all the boundaries and laid a framework to guard my heart and protect my emotions as we prepared for my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I attended a grief support group to learn about surviving […]

This is What Pain Taught Me


Have you ever seen a person wearing a t-shirt indicating they were in pain? You know the kind of t-shirt that boldly states the wearer is “Fabulous at 40” or “Fierce & 50” –those t-shirts are attention grabbers, but I’ve never seen a t-shirt that glorifies or brings attention to a person’s pain.



Once while traveling in Virginia, I passed a road sign that intrigued me and made me wonder about the people who dwelled there. 

The sign was an exit for Hurt, Virginia. As I looked at the sign, I thought: “What kind of people live in Hurt?”