Category: Stories of Hope

Hope Is A cold Nose and Other Inspirational Stories January 2022

Let me first say that I trust this email finds your 2022 is starting out well for you! So, if you are familiar with December’s Hope Has a Cold Nose update, you will understand when I say the quest has begun! My search for… Continue Reading “Hope Is A cold Nose and Other Inspirational Stories January 2022”


…Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise…out of the huts of history’s shame I rise, up from a past that’s rooted in pain, I rise. I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,… Continue Reading “Rise”

Jon and Jaeger

  As the manuscript for Hope Has a Cold Nose continues in its progression, I continue to be equally blessed to listen to extraordinary stories of veterans who have found healing on their journeys with pain, trauma, sorrow, and despair.  That healing has been… Continue Reading “Jon and Jaeger”

Joy and Sara

Hope Has a Cold Nose continues to lead my path to extraordinary stories of hope. As I have the sacred privilege of listening to and writing stories of brave military veterans, Hope Has a Cold Nose is desiring to expand my awareness.   I am being… Continue Reading “Joy and Sara”

Jack, Sassy, and a Family Whole

I have been sharing military veteran life stories of brave men and women who have found hope and healing on their journeys with PTSD in the form of fur. Translation – service dogs. I have shared these sacred stories with the intent that the… Continue Reading “Jack, Sassy, and a Family Whole”

Jennifer and Onyx

  This week I am honored to share Jennifer and Onyx’s story of hope.   In conversations with others, when I use the acronym PTSD, rarely do I have to explain what the acronym stands for.   In conversations, when I have used the acronym MST,… Continue Reading “Jennifer and Onyx”

Kristopher and Shera

Photography by: Mr. Paul Scott For this week’s blog, I am privileged to share with you another sacred story of a military veteran journeying with PTSD who found hope in the form of fur.   It is my honor to introduce you to… Continue Reading “Kristopher and Shera”

Jacob and Tracer

Before you read Jacob and Tracer’s story below, let me set the stage for this blog and blogs going forward. Do it now; sometimes later becomes never – Unknown.   A good quote, though I believe a friend’s social media post said it better when… Continue Reading “Jacob and Tracer”

Life is Better Because (of) You

In special thank you to Alana for the honor of writing her story for this week’s blog. When I needed a hand, I found your paw – Unknown  She has her own biography – two, actually.    One is about her mightier than a strike… Continue Reading “Life is Better Because (of) You”