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This month’s word is perseverance. We all face struggles in life and all of them require time to overcome. We grow tired and weak, but we have to find strength and the will to keep moving forward. This is where the idea of perseverance shows us a way to keep going.

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This month’s word is perseverance. We all face struggles in life and all of them require time to overcome. We grow tired and weak, but we have to find strength and the will to keep moving forward. This is where the idea of perseverance shows us a way to keep going.

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Every person’s story has something to teach us. How others view life. How obstacles are overcome. How joy is felt. How fears are faced. How love is expressed. The Matters of Faith Podcast explores individual stories of people’s lives and how faith plays a part. It may not be your story, but it may help shape yours.

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Every person’s story has something to teach us. How others view life. How obstacles are overcome. How joy is felt. How fears are faced. How love is expressed. The Matters of Faith Podcast explores individual stories of people’s lives and how faith plays a part. It may not be your story, but it may help shape yours.

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Hi, we're Jenny and Jay Wilburn!

We started Picking Up Sand years ago to keep family and friends updated on our family. The website then became a way to share Jay’s kidney transplant journey. As we continued to share the struggles and victories of our story we began connecting with other people dealing with chronic pain, caregiving exhaustion and other struggles. Our stories weren’t the same, but our experiences were very similar. Today, Picking Up Sand, has become a platform and online magazine to share articles that we hope will help others to persevere and share their stories.

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Hi, we're Jenny and Jay Wilburn!

We started Picking Up Sand years ago to keep family and friends updated on our family. The website then became a way to share Jay’s kidney transplant journey. As we continued to share the struggles and victories of our story we began connecting with other people dealing with chronic pain, caregiving exhaustion and other struggles. Our stories weren’t the same, but our experiences were very similar. Today, Picking Up Sand, has become a platform and online magazine to share articles that we hope will help others to persevere and share their stories.

Transplant Journey