Tag Archives: grief

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

what to tell the kids (and yourself) about Paris and ISIS

Right or wrong, we generally try hard to protect our kids from watching the news. They know there is evil in the world, but I guess we just want to protect them from the details for now. Yesterday during a football game, a news bit came on that left Elijah asking what happened in Paris.… 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

on wondering why and beauty in the valleys {part 1}


I think it’s so easy for us to wonder why God allows certain circumstances to come in our lives and to question His plans. I’ve learned, and continue to learn, that there are a couple of things I need to remind myself of frequently, like pretty much daily, and especially in hard times:

  1. I am not God.
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