One mother-less year: A death date anniversary.

Oct. 10th, 2018. 10pm - My phone rings. I see my sister Cathy's name and number and immediately know something is up. She NEVER calls after 8pm. Never. I hear the words, "Mom's been hit by a car." I'm thinking, "What?! What do you mean she's been hit by a car? She's on vacation with... Continue Reading →


The sound of marching grief steps

It's Sunday, almost midnight, and each day closer to the 10th of October falls heavy like an advancing enemy army. The approaching grief steps toward the one year anniversary of the day my precious mother died stomp like the sound of thunder on my heart. I lie sleepless for too many hours each night, my... Continue Reading →

A teenage driving faith

Child #5 completes Driver's Ed training this morning. I. can't. even. #deepbreaths Disbelief and trepidation wrestle atop my thoughts, and I wonder whether excitement and faith will claim a "King of the Hill" victory on this mountain of emotions. Here we go again. Another child behind the wheel. Another test of faith and trust in... Continue Reading →

The dark nights

"...we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;..." (2 Cor. 1:8b) Have you been there, friend? Have you been burdened excessively, beyond your strength? Has the burden been so much so that you despaired of life?  I have. More than once. A night last month was one of those... Continue Reading →

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