Have you ever looked at your life and tried to figure out how the plans you thought were taking you in one direction suddenly ended up somewhere you never envisioned? I have. And I didn’t see it coming. On October 2, 2006, my life changed. My husband and I were married almost 10 years. I … More How Did I Get Here?
Five days after our first anniversary, my husband and I lost our daughter. I was 26 weeks pregnant and went into labor. It was hard and fast. There was nothing the doctors could do to stop it, and our daughter lived only 20 minutes. The grief and shock were intense. While I was medically fine, … More Three Ways To Help Grieving Friends Survive The Holidays
For all my friends who have said #metoo, I am so sorry. But before I go any further, maybe you could say #metoo, but you haven’t yet. You still feel too alone to do it. Too scared that no one will believe you. Maybe you tried to tell a friend but their doubt and questions … More A Letter To My Friends Who Have Said #metoo
As we begin our series on healing, it seemed like the best place to start wasn’t with a specific trial, but with the feeling that you just “can’t”. Sometimes the problem is one BIG thing, but most often it’s not just the big stuff, it’s the entire pile of stuff! Life seems filled by a … More What To Do When You Just Can’t
Life is hard. We all find ourselves up against “it”. There are lots of things. A family member is diagnosed with cancer. Your child tells you that they were sexually assaulted. Your spouse leaves. Your kids are bullied. You are bullied (because let’s be honest, it happens to adults). Your dreams fall apart. You lose … More To Help You Heal
On May 28th, a 4-year-old boy crossed the barrier and fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. The gorilla was violently dragging and throwing the child. The Zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team made the difficult decision to put the gorilla down to save the child. I’m sure you’ve heard the outcry. Obviously it … More Outrageous
We all have those moments. We all have those days that seem to push us over the edge of what we feel is “humanly possible”. Maybe it’s that one appointment I almost missed, or trying to squeeze one more end of the year activity into an already full calendar. Don’t get me wrong, this life … More I am not going to be an Israelite today.