If Eve Were Here

Some days I’m known as the one who messed up. Usually I place this label on myself, feeling heartbroken over harsh words I’ve spoken or insensitive actions I’ve taken. But what if my mistake is a really big one? One that people will remember? One that will go along with me into each new relationship... Continue Reading →

Go Away, Grief! It’s Christmas

Even at Christmas, losses still occur. Goodbyes become reality. Grief pays you a visit. Yes, even at Christmas. It fastens itself to you and holds on tightly, accompanying you to every Christmas party, shopping trip, and candlelight service. This unwelcome guest becomes part of you, and part of your Christmas. Like it or not. It threatens to drain your joy.... Continue Reading →

Brave?

Brave. That is the word you keep speaking to me, God. Brave. But I am not brave. No, this girl of yours is far from brave. I want to be. I try to be. But fear. Fear always pushes its way into my mind, hoping to shut me down. God? I hear you whispering to me.... Continue Reading →

Coping with Change

At the time of this writing, it’s been ten days since my last post.  It seems like a lifetime. The previous three or four weeks have been both breath-taking and heart-wrenching.  We faced our grandson’s second open heart surgery head-on.  We had no choice. It was time.  And, might I add, Praise God! Our little... Continue Reading →

Joy Comes In the Morning

… Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.  Psalm 30:5b We recently celebrated the birthday of our fifth child, Trevor. Prior to Trevor’s arrival, we had been living through a season of devastating financial hardship. We felt as if we had barely made it out of a deep dark valley, leaving us... Continue Reading →

Year End

  The year at its end.  Literally. The last few moments of 2015 have passed.  Wow! Another year come and gone. I’ll admit, there are some things I’m glad to be done with; and then there are others I wish I could have drawn out a bit longer.  All of them, both the good times and... Continue Reading →

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