Darkness. Waiting. Feelings of doubt and despair but also the mere bubbling up of a hope not yet dead… The earth trembles, the tomb shakes, and no amount of darkness can hold back the light … the life of CHRIST! It can’t stop there beloved! As this weekend started drawing to a close, my […]
life after loss
Autumn Beauty and Taking Up Our Cross.
Fall is sweeping in and I just love it. I know some of you are mourning the end of summer but when the leaves dress in their finest, splendor and the air looses its heaviness, I feel my heart begin to skip. The afternoon light carries a depth of gold that’s fleeting, And, I wonder […]
Love for the Fatherless Ones.
Father’s Day. It should be such an easy holiday, right? A barbecue, a tie, a homemade card. It wasn’t for me and isn’t for so many and yet now, more than ever, I see the need to celebrate Fatherhood. The work these men are called to is holy. It’s one only they can do. As […]
Thanksgiving Is Rooted In Receiving.
Thanksgiving is upon us and maybe like me you want this season we are ushering in to be MORE. With every passing year, I feel the holy hush enter my soul just a bit earlier. It’s more than just the upcoming holidays filled with family, food and friends. It’s the general lifting of so many […]
How To Empty Your Heart of Anxiety.
“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul. “ Ps. 94:19 How to empty your heart of anxiety. I know that sounds too good to be true! Am I an expert on this? That depends on how you look at it. I have had more than my fair share of things […]
How To Move Forward, When Life Feels Broken Beyond Repair.
When my beloved husband went to Heaven at the age of 45, I felt like life as I knew it was over and I couldn’t imagine how to step forward. In fact, it felt like my own heart had stopped beating with his. But the ache didn’t lie. I was still here with four children […]
Only in Dying Can We Live.
Remember the parable of the sower? I remember hearing it for years and thinking, “ Well, I am a believer so I must have good soil in my heart.” That immediately ended anything good I could glean from hearing the Word and applying it to my heart. Beloved, as long as we are living it’s […]
He Still Moves Stones
After a month or more of too many feelings and not enough words, I felt the Spirit’s excavating presence. We survived. We made it through the month of Alan’s birthday and home going. It was 2 years ago that we walked away from the cemetery and retreated to the beach, to walk the shores and […]
You Were Made to Do Hard and Holy Things!
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about COMFORT. How we like it, how we arrange our lives and our schedules to create as many moments of it as we can get. I am chief among comfort seekers. I love nothing better than a warm fire, cozy blanket and hot drink while being surrounded by my […]
Learning to Breathe Again.
New beginnings and new seasons often begin with a new year. Just like clockwork ours did too. After a night of board games and egg nog, we found ourselves in a cold, sterile ER. What we thought was a stomach bug that was dehydrating my husband was a large mass pressing on his brain. While […]