Tag Archives: Dad

Hope Heals is out TODAY :: #hopehealsbook


Amid the swirling fears of the unknown and the losses stacked higher than the victories, a question kept bubbling up to the surface of my mind: Will you trust Me still? And I decided that no matter what lay ahead for us, we could not let anything obscure our view of the God who inexplicably gave us everything, even in the taking away.

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since you’ve been gone


It’s been ten years without you here.


No one can tell me that God doesn’t work miracles in the everyday mundane. We wondered how we’d ever make it without you – but the sun kept rising day after day and the pages of the calendar kept turning and the children keep getting taller and every bit of it is made up of miracles.… read more

gratitude challenge: {seven} a beautiful offering


The book A Beautiful Offering, written by Angela Thomas, is one that I first read three to five years ago and I keep coming back to it. It’s one of those with tired, dog-eared pages and all the underlining.

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In A Beautiful Offering, Angela works through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.… read more

gratitude challenge: {five} an impossible picture


Over the years, I’ve had many things given to me — plenty of them important and many of them less important. Too many gifts over time to remember them all, of course, but when I read the gratitude challenge prompt for this week, it quickly came to me what I want to share about.… read more

3,287 days

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. -Cynthia Occelli


3,287 days ago as the sun was rising, my dad took his last breath of this life.… read more