Psalm 22:11

Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. Psalm 22:11 (NIV) Today is Good Friday, the day that Jesus was hung on the cross to die. One of the things he said while he was on the cross was, "My God, My God, why have you… Continue reading Psalm 22:11

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Grateful Encouragement

The month after my daughter died, I focused on physically healing.  I took the steps I knew I needed to take in order to get healthy or at least put myself on the path to becoming stronger and healthier.  You all were there for me, with encouraging words and kindness, and it held me up… Continue reading Grateful Encouragement

The Recipe for an Authentic Relationship

We live in a society where there is this odd pressure to perform, to be "on" all the time.  It's hard with social media using edited snapshots of our lives as the effort to connect to other people.  It makes it easy to hold people at a distance, and for them to hold you at… Continue reading The Recipe for an Authentic Relationship

The Grieving Process

One of the common responses I received from people in our life who have supported and loved us in this experience was “Grieve how you need to grieve.” I’m a pretty blunt person, so I didn’t think this would be a problem. However, it wasn’t the temptation to hide how I was feeling, it was… Continue reading The Grieving Process

Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part Three

Part 3: Thanksgiving It’s been a week since I first got the diagnosis that I had lost our baby.  Despite the realities of our situation that I’ve experienced this week, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the silver lining blessings I’ve experienced as well.  I tend to describe my personality as an “annoying… Continue reading Grief, Loss and Thanksgiving: Part Three

Peace

I can’t believe it’s the end of the month, especially this month.  Life has been chaotic, uncertain, and just simply crazy.  I should have known it was going to be crazy since it started with Michael coming home with the stomach bug (which I never, thankfully, got).  As I’m now in full swing of my… Continue reading Peace