What does D-I-A-B-E-T-E-S mean to you?

How would you defineĀ D-I-A-B-E-T-E-S? What kind of feelings and emotions come to mind when you think about diabetes and it’s impact in your life? Shannon (from the D.O.C.) recently wrote two diabetes word poems and shared them on Facebook (they are both shared here with her permission). Her daughter Logan, now 15, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age 12. As a parent of a child with diabetes, Shannon knows diabetes intimately.

Her post inspired me to think about what D-I-A-B-E-T-E-S means to me. Thank you for this inspiration Shannon. The first two poems below were written by Shannon and the third was written by me. Thanks for reading. Continue reading

Easy Breakfast Scramble: Eggs, broccoli, red potatoes & cheese!

Editor’s note: This is a guest post for the American Diabetes Association. It will be featured in the ADA Tour de Cure’s Twin Cities AprilĀ Red Rider Reader.

Hey Red Riders! Happy Spring to you! I hope this finds you both happy and healthy! I am excited to be bringing you another recipe for our April Red Rider Reader! We have had nice weather early this spring – I hope you are taking advantage of it and sneaking in some early training rides!

I am excited to share this recipe I created with you. It’s ingredients are super yummy yet healthy too! It kind of reminds me of a loaded baked potato! It is also the perfect meal to eat before a training ride for the Tour de Cure or any other workout. In need of a quick, balanced meal — it can also easily be served for lunch or dinner as well. Continue reading

The Gift: A Lenten Drama (featuring a T1 & her T3)

Greetings! I am back after a long and busy month that took me away from my writing. It has been a stressful time – but I made it through! And I have some big (good) news to share with you that I will be writing about soon! Isn’t it wonderful in life when there is some sweetness after a time of hardship? I’m happy to be back on the saddle again! Happy Spring to you!

Jaim & I as Nicodemus and Mary Magdalene

A year ago March I was asked by the worship & music director at my husband Jaim’s church to play a part in a Lenten skit. There was to be one skit each week for the 6 weeks leading up to Easter. I was asked to play the role of Mary Magdalene. Continue reading