You are done with quarantine, lock-down, and social-distancing. Life as you knew it pre-COVID19 is totally different. And not much to your liking. You miss your family, friends, and future. Your plans have changed, and your dreams have died. Loss
Beauty From Ashes
God’s specialty is rearranging the ashes of our disappointments
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God’s specialty is rearranging the ashes of our disappointments, despair and dismay into something beautiful. He takes our mess and changes
Free to Soar
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles.”
“Help, I’ve fawlin’ and I can’t get up! . . .” In 1987, this line
Empty Chair, Broken Heart: Grieving and Getting Through the Holidays
Is there an empty place at your table this Christmas?
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For many, this will be their first holiday season without their loved
Ambitiously Anticipating Advent
“When can we open our presents?” my eight-year old daughter asked. “Only seven more sleeps,” I said. I’d been teaching my children to be patient through a special ‘finding the baby Jesus’ hide and seek game we
Will the Real Me Please Stand?
“I am doing just fine.” I blurted. I lied to myself; I thought if I wanted the words to be true and then spoke them aloud to my concerned friend, I might convince my
Father’s Day 2018 is here. Many of us have mixed emotions – either because of disconnect, distance or death, we might not be looking forward to what today’s celebration brings. We don’t feel much like celebrating – we miss our
“Whew, that was close,” I thought, as I maneuvered my car back into the center lane, realizing I’d missed hitting the car I’d passed, by just a few inches. “That Mazda was in my blind spot.” Although the
“How could church people be so mean?” I thought to myself. Just a few hours earlier, my pastor- husband had been told to turn in his resignation. Now, I was the sole supporter of our little family of four with
Do you know who you are? You might say, of course, I am (your name). I work (your employment). I am single, married to (your spouse’s name) and I have (number of children or pets). But these are roles you