Yearning for Miracles

Have I left you yet?...
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Why I Even Wanted to Create This Blog

  Why would I...
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Walking with God in Mordor

“That is why Scripture...
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Spiritual Amnesia

Here’s a recycled...
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Redefining Strength When You Battle Chronic Illness

When you battle chronic...
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Experiencing God as Author

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10 Picture Quotes- When Life Becomes Difficult

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Welcome to Inkblots of An Idealist!

Our main motto around here is: “Idealism without realism is naivete; realism without idealism is despair.” It’s difficult to strike this balance, as I know you well know, my friend! We’ve faced our own despair which still continues, but we know you too friend, have seen your own. We would love to sit down with you now with conversation overflowing over tea. Since we can’t, we would love for you to walk alongside us as we all find a spot of hope when life gets messy. 


Recent Posts:

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

    Over the Edge is my first book by Brandilyn Collins and it didn’t let me down. I had a small social media chat with Tosca Lee (a favorite author of mine) who recommended this book to me after hearing the personal impact Lyme had on our own household. A... read more
10 Picture Quotes- When Life Becomes Difficult

10 Picture Quotes- When Life Becomes Difficult

    Life is difficult. It hurts to be human. We can’t take away your pain whatsoever, but we at least wanted to offer you some quotes. Some are encouraging; some simply are here to give you an allowance to grieve. You’ll notice when you hover... read more
In Need of Mending

In Need of Mending

  People have kindly prodded us to tell our story. Most of what we reveal concerning our situation hasn’t been too in depth. Sometimes it’s easier to write about books (hence our book reviews) than the daily realities laced with vulnerabilities. Even still,... read more
A Reflection on Letting Go of Perfect

A Reflection on Letting Go of Perfect

  Just like the dandelion in this picture, we are fragile. A gust of wind could easily blow at any moment, revealing our imperfections. Now we’re left to resemble a misshapen weed. Can we be okay with being less than perfect? Amy Spiegel, wife of Jim Spiegel who... read more
Reflection On What You Need to Know About Healing

Reflection On What You Need to Know About Healing

Christian healing is one of my favorite topics and one of my least favorite. When I see a book under the  Christian category with the subject matter of healing, I become hesitant. Will this book I’m picking up tell me I will be guaranteed healing if I do x,y,z? Or... read more
Steadfast Love

Steadfast Love

  A sudden thud to the ground during Thanksgiving season in 2009 changed the Chandler’s lives forever. Matt Chandler, a prominent Evangelical Pastor had stage 3 brain cancer. This may read like a simple headline on a twitter newsfeed, but the agony it brought to... read more
Spiritual Amnesia

Spiritual Amnesia

Here’s a recycled article, sharing a story of a health battle I had undergone several years back. I’m hoping it will somehow resonate with my friends in the cyber world. It’s the article promised in Amnesia of a Different Sort.    How many of us have faced times... read more
Yearning for Miracles

Yearning for Miracles

Have I left you yet? Then the other words return as a whisper, just wait expectantly. The problems are so weighty. Ones we never thought we would experience. I want the parting of the sea. The waters to turbulently gush to my side left and right, fish flopping on dry... read more
Making Fun of My Illness

Making Fun of My Illness

There’s so many serious moments in life, especially when battling chronic illness. These past few years have seen more tears from me than my whole years prior combined. But I also know you don’t have to be out of your trial to experience joy. You are allowed to laugh... read more

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