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
You can change the world. Do you believe me? The answer to that question comes down to this—the way you measure impact. You don’t have to cross the ocean to change the world. You can, but it’s not required. You don’t have to exhaust your resources to make a difference. You don’t have to post … More How To Change The World
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
We’ve got a lot of catching up to do! The beginning of last week was amazing; so much good stuff happening- seemingly everywhere I turned, all the way through Thursday night. Friday, on the other hand, was a completely different story. Several small things arose that morning, pretty much as soon as my feet hit … More Encouraging Myself in the Lord!