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?
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
A year ago my life was distinctly different. I had a dad. His cancer was back, he was entrenched in the fight, but he was here and I was thankful. In the ebb and flow of life I missed the memo that grief would nail me as the seasons changed, but it has come. Sorrow … More Death Defying Dreamer
Late last night I prepared to wrap a birthday present for my son, today is his 12th birthday. The box was fairly large and I quickly realized I didn’t have enough paper to adequately cover it. I also knew that I was out of options. I wanted this gift to look inviting and speak the … More Something From Nothing
A freight train ran over me last week. I saw it in the distance and tried to tell myself that we weren’t on the same track. I wanted to deny the potential of what was looming on the horizon line. I wanted to turn the other way so I couldn’t see the puffs of steam … More The Grief Train
Today marks the 6th anniversary of the day my word caved in; the great collide between good and evil. In my life, good is winning. I’m held within the continual embrace of Christ, who thrills my heart, renews my mind, and restores my spirit in a variety of extraordinary ways. Yesterday afternoon, as I thought … More Joy in a Million Drops of Rain
I’ve been thinking a lot about “Thanksgiving” in the past week and the many things I’m thankful for, and even things I’m not. I’ve mulled over this post a couple times in my brain and am finally getting it down on “paper”. There are many circumstances in my life that I’m not thankful for (in … More I’m Thankful