Three ways you can make the holidays easier while grieving

Three ways you can make the holidays easier while grieving

The first year after my husband died, I approached the holidays with trepidation. Honestly, I didn’t feel like celebrating at all. I wanted to hole…


Promise and provision in the desert

Promise and provision in the desert

As we care for our children with special needs we can experience the highest highs and the lowest lows. We can have moments of triumph and victory as…


What if it’s a Category 5?: Finding hope and strength in time of crisis

What if it’s a Category 5? Finding hope in time of crisis

A friend of mine asked me about handling crises with a big picture perspective. And the truth is, sometimes worst-case scenarios do come true.…


When it happens in your family

There is a week in September that is dedicated to Suicide Prevention—just one week.  I used to think that it was something that happened to other…


How to fall apart well

 I am a mom of four kids and I just recently learned how to fall apart.  As a young toddler, I lost my dad and older sister in a car wreck. My mom…


The best gift to give someone who is grieving

The best gift to give someone who is grieving

I’ve tried to put myself out there in new, creative, and excruciatingly hard ways since my husband of twenty-five years went home to be with the…


Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Don’t skip the scary: 3 reasons kids need the whole story of Easter

Lilies grace each page, and a rainbow sunset paints the sky behind the silhouette of three crosses on a hill. Pictures of Jesus sweating drops of…


An Unexpected Legacy

Can someone you’ve never met leave you a legacy? I think so.  My brother’s birth mother made decisions that changed my life. My brother was adopted…


Giving kids hope in hardship

“How has the pandemic affected your kids?” I asked this question to a mom of three children.  Right away she listed some of the meaningful activities…