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

Turning 60

betrayal, trauma, relationships, help, hope, don't do it alone, EMDR, counseling

I came across this post I wrote on another blog I have, Not A Perfect Life, and I wanted to share it here. Although it has been two years since I turned 60 the words still resonate. Today is my last day being 59 years old. I guess it’s only natural that I am feeling … Read more

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?

relationships, broken heart, identity, knowing your identity, knowing your identity in Christ,

Do you remember your first broken heart? I certainly remember mine. I thought I would die from the weightiness of it all. I remember listening to the Bee Gees’ song How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? over and over. The tenderness of a teenaged heart is something you never forget. Mending a Broken Heart … Read more


It seems that I am in a time of lingering. I guess life has many moments where we wait for something to take place. This lingering spot is new to me. Last week my dad teetered between life and death. There was a lot of watching; a lot of time spent in the hospital…lingering. And … Read more

Grieve Well

Those who grieve well live well. Did you know? Loss is a part of the human experience. It. Just. Is. For some reason that I don’t really understand our society hates to grieve. We just want to get over it…the quicker, the better. People become uncomfortable if you still miss your loved one after, oh, … Read more

Grieving, a Part of Life

Grieving is a part of life. It. Just. Is. Like it or not the above statement is true. The grieving process is the same, no matter where you are, no matter what you are grieving. Loss is loss in whatever form. There are some losses that alter your life forever, and some that are just … Read more

Kristen’s Family

I started reading about Kristen’s Family on her blog, Further Still Ministries after Kristen passed away earlier this year. I knew of Kristen and know many people who were friends and “students” of the things she taught. This is the latest post on her blog, written by her husband about grief, a subject I’ve mentioned on many occasions: Grief Takes … Read more

Dealing With Pain and Suffering

A series of letters from a mother to her daughters. If you missed the last one: Embracing the Lessons Letter Six My Dearest Daughters, How can it be that I am spending so much time writing to you about pain and suffering? It is because it is all around us on any given day, if not … Read more