Brace Yourself

The next phase in our daughter’s Kyphosis journey would be the back brace.

We went to a specialist, who created a brace specifically for her body. We had to commit the next year of her life to wearing the brace 24-7. This wasn’t a forgiving brace, no it was made of hard plastic with no “give” to it, and it HURT to wear. To be effective, the brace was pulled very tight (like a girdle). Not much bending could occur with it on. She would have to learn to sleep in this uncomfortable plastic and metal brace, too. Have mercy!

You’re 13 years old, and you’ve just been told you have to wear this ugly, stiff, hot, uncomfortable brace non-stop for the next year of your life…Really!?! Continue reading

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The Diagnosis


“Stand up straight!” We insisted. “Why are you slouching?” We questioned.

Hoping to see improvements in her posture, we basically harassed our 13 year old daughter, Brittany, to stand up straight. If only we’d known…

During her well doctor visit, the truth began to emerge.

“You need to take your daughter to see a pediatric orthopedic. Something may be wrong with her spine.”  The doctor spoke to me in private. Continue reading

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This Crazy Journey!

January, 2013 – the month and year of my last blog post. It’s hard to believe I haven’t blogged in over 2 1/2 years. Life is not easy, and circumstances beyond my control kept me away from blogging. You see, writing is powerful, writing is therapeutic, writing is my calling, but writing takes time and it makes me vulnerable.

Let me give you a visual of what has occurred over the course of the last 2 1/2 years: Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Notes!

I’ve been on a blogging fast for quite a few months now. I have been writing and submitting my devotions and inspirational pieces, just not on this type of media venue. Then I felt inspiration… Continue reading

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A Week of Change

Do you find it odd that there are people in parts of the world who are dying prematurely due to lack of food and at the same time people in other parts of the world are dying prematurely due to too much of the wrong kinds of foods?

If you answered, “yes” then keep reading. Continue reading

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Genesis 1:29 A New Way to Eat

29 “Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (Genesis 1:29) 

In 2010, I tried to become a Vegan and blogged about it for about two weeks. Why? Because I felt it would help me fight off skin cancer (which I’ve battled for over 10 years). With my family of six kids and 1 husband not on board, it just didn’t stick. Plus, I’m just plain weak in my resolve when it comes to food. Ugs! Just being honest.

Now, fast forward to October 2012 and here’s what’s happening: Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier

Are any of you Star Trek fans? Then you will remember this line from every episode, “Space, the Final Frontier.”
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I’ve recently adapted it to fit into my own life. Instead of outer space, I am using it to represent my own personal space, or as Michael Hyatt recently posted, Margin. Continue reading

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Summer Break

My kids have now been out of school for 22 days…

What I’ve discovered:

1) I don’t have time to Facebook.

2) I don’t have time to blog.

3) I should be a licensed taxi driver.

4) I’m exhausted from all of the activities.

5) The school year is my “summer” break.

Due to the high volume of activities in my life this summer, I will cease blogging until sometime in late August when my children return to school and I begin my “summer” break.

Sonya Lee

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50 shades of Grey

Everywhere I turn, 50 Shades of Grey is on everyones mind. Being curious as to what the fuss was about, I googled the book for an overview… GASP!


Somehow this book has transcended into Christian and non-Christian homes alike. Why? Continue reading

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Get FAT with Me!

What’s the top headline on todays trendy magazines? 

How to lose 10 pounds in 10 days.” or  “How to get your beach body by summer.”

We Americans are obsessed with losing weight and being skinny.

What should the top headline be on the front of spiritual magazines?  Continue reading

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