Author Archives: sardeel

A new chapter begins…

January:  I vowed to change my choices and my life – to honor my dad’s memory and because I know certain truths:  I am loved, I am worth it, and He made me for more than I am in this … Continue reading

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Every time I participate in Kairos, I am reminded of this truth: people are people.  Yes, I am intentionally stating the obvious.  Those convicted of crimes, our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, our family, our co-sympathizers from any given organization … Continue reading

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Personal Sabotage vs. Personal Responsibility

Last Monday marked the end of the half-way point for my “Bridging the Wellness Gap” journey.  I know at this juncture, I am not where I want or where I need to be.  Shared with the group last Saturday, I … Continue reading

Posted in 02 (Feb), 2011 | 4 Comments


Trying to focus on contentment.  I know there are a dozen or more posts about teaching children to be content.  Happiness is fleeting.  Joy is a choice.  Yada, yada, yada.  All of it is true.  We are doing our best … Continue reading

Posted in 01 (Jan), 2011 | 1 Comment

Addiction and Adversity

My name is Sonia, and I am addicted to sugar.  Admission is the first step, yes?  That may be true, but I admitted this years ago.  Until now I haven’t done anything about it.  I say that, but I also … Continue reading

Posted in 01 (Jan), 2011 | 10 Comments

Eulogy for my dad… Robert Martinez

It’s hard to imagine condensing 68 years of a man’s life to a few minutes, but I have to try.  We couldn’t let this time go without telling you some of what our dad meant to us.  My mom and … Continue reading

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Choosing Joy…Sonia Style

[Note to those who attend Kingsway.  This title is not intended to infringe upon our Lead Pastor’s message this week.  I began this blog on Tues/Wed.  Christopher shared with me the title for his sermon on Thurs.  That’s when I … Continue reading

Posted in 01 (Jan), 2011 | 1 Comment