Linda Bittle - West Plains, Missouri 65775

This is Not Where I Thought I Was Going

#24- Weirder Still

I kind of thought that my life couldn’t get any weirder after my encounter with God in a hospital bathroom. I recovered quickly, went back to work, and back to my life. I almost forgot about that weird thing that…
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#23- The Part Where Things Get Weird

Here’s the point in my story where I have to write about something kind of weird so that the next installment will make sense. I’ve tried half a dozen times to get this post completed, and I’ve chickened out each…
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# 22- Anger Management

People who know me primarily through my Facebook page will probably be surprised to find out that I struggle with anger management. Perhaps it’s time to come clean about that. Many years ago, I decided to start a gratitude journal…
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# 21- Inspirational Stories Are Hard to Tell

It’s counter-intuitive, but the closer I get to writing about the most inspirational year of my life, the harder it is for me to sit down and actually do it. Followers of my story may have noticed that I’ve stalled…
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#17-Becoming An Outdoors-Woman

I attended my first Becoming An Outdoors-Woman event at the boy scout camp near Osceola, Missouri in September of 1997. That weekend adventure would become so very important to me because it introduced me to an idea that I hadn’t…
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#16-Finding The “Thing”

When life gets complicated or takes an unexpected turn it’s critical to have a “thing” to turn to. One that urges you to climb out of bed, comb your hair, and go on when you think that you can’t. The…
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#15-Driving (Reluctantly), Part II

It’s embarrassing to admit to being afraid of something that most adults do every day – like driving a car – without even considering all the ways that things can go horribly wrong. Even though I was scared to death…
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#12-Driving (Reluctantly), Part I

Did you know that there’s a word for the fear of driving? It’s called vehophobia. Turns out that it’s not a particularly rare fear. In an earlier post, I wrote that my paramedic friend helped me plot a route to…
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#5-Defy Expectations

My friend Sally likes to say that I saved myself. I don’t think that’s entirely true. Instead, I see how God used a bunch of unusual experiences to get me ready to defy the expectations that are put on a…
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#4-Perspective is Key

The perspective comes here. By leaving, he freed me from the life I thought I’d have.