Harsh Realities

April 17, 2020

Karli’s Story

She walked into parent-teacher conferences with a scarf tied around her head. The beautiful silk covered her shaved head. It covered the side-effects of cancer treatment. I knew the look, it’s the same look my mother had worn during her treatment.  Immediately I felt connected to this woman. Not only because I had the privilege of teaching her child, but because I knew the pain…

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April 15, 2020

I See You

I see you. I close my eyes and I see you.  I see your smile. I see your sparkling eyes. I see your slightly wrinkled hands and face. I see your warm demeanor. I see your charm and your radiance.  I don’t see the sickness. I don’t see the cancer. I see you.  I see you as your best version, the one where you still…

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April 14, 2020

Creative Love & Showing Up

Have you noticed in this time of uncertainty, the beautiful ways people are showing up for you? From doorstep toilet paper deliveries,To singing telegrams and porch dance lessons,To the aunt dressed as the Easter bunny, making sweet drop offs. People are showing up.Again and again.Over and over. With creative love and joyful greetings.With hurting hearts but hopeful messages.With lonely spirits but eyes that sparkle with…

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April 12, 2020

The New Look of Hope

Today, church looked incredibly different. We looked incredibly different.  Church looked like our living room and we looked like messy hair and pajamas. It looked different and felt different. But this time, different was exactly what we needed. It took a crisis, a quarantine, and living room service, to lead me back to the heart of Jesus. I found myself surrounded by the peace of…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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