Losing Someone You Love

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Losing someone you love is a topic most of us can relate to. When talking about losing someone you love, we’re not just talking about death. Most certainly death is one of the ways we experience loss, but the falling apart of a relationship is another form of loss, whether by divorce or a breakup … Read more

Broken and Beautiful

Broken and beautiful aren’t words most people typically put together. How can something be both broken and beautiful at the same time? They can co-exist. A lot of people have stories of despair before allowing God to turn being broken into something beautiful. I did an interview on my podcast Chasing Hard with Jillian Timberlake … Read more

Trusting God When the Pain Is Overwhelming

Trusting God when the pain is overwhelming is the premise of my podcast Chasing Hard, Trusting God When Life Doesn’t Turn Out The Way You Planned. Life can be hard and messy. It’s often hard to talk about these things but doing so takes away the power the feelings have over us when we gather … Read more

Why Am I Here?

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Have you ever asked the question, “Why am I here”? If you are reading this then the answer surely has to be a resounding “Yes” unless you are an incredibly fortunate person who has never encountered anything remotely adverse. No? Then you are a part of the normal population. Why am I here? is a … Read more

I Still Get It

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I originally wrote the following post about thirteen years ago. A lot has happened during those years but I still get it, maybe even better now than I did then. Time stands still for no one and perhaps that’s a good thing. The lessons learned were hard-fought, trauma-inducing and life-changing but they led me to … Read more

Time is a Funny Thing

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Time is a funny thing, especially if you are a mother. I drove past a baseball field this morning and saw the kids in their uniforms. One boy caught my eye as he ran toward his teammates. I remember those days when my boys were young and doing those things. How can it seem like … Read more

Dealing With Disappointments

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We have many examples in the Bible of people dealing with disappointments and trying circumstances. None more than Joseph with the coat of many colors. Disappointment is a fact of life. I’m talking about the disappointments that change who you are and how you view life. But what if our disappointments have a higher purpose … Read more

Disappointments

Disappointments are a part of life. We all face many challenges and some are bound to be full of disappointments. Even the very young have to deal with disappointments whether they are able to articulate what is going on or not. My recent podcast about Disappointments uses Joseph in the Old Testament as an example. … Read more

Being a Widow

I have talked with a few women about being a widow on Chasing Hard Podcast. They have different stories and stages of life when the death of their husband occurred yet the similarities that exist between their tale of hardship connects them in a way I’m sure they’d rather not be connected. Life can be … Read more