Four Hours

Seven years ago, my family and I moved into a house in a neighborhood with a venue, which is most often used for weddings. I have written about this before, but with a different bent in Wedding Venue. The wedding season has begun and Saturday was picture perfect. My house sits at a vantage point … Read more

Four Hours

Seven years ago, my family and I moved into a house in a neighborhood with a venue, which is most often used for weddings. I have written about this before, but with a different bent in Wedding Venue. The wedding season has begun and Saturday was picture perfect. My house sits at a vantage point … Read more

Talking With TyiaLynn

I have started having conversations with different people, like my friends Megan and Trevor Please join in my conversation with TyiaLynn, the founder of Critically Loved. She shared the struggles of dealing with a critically ill child and is using all the education, family struggles, grief and anxiety that surround this issue to help other … Read more

A Tale Of Two Brothers

I can never let this day pass without acknowledging these very two very important people in my life. This event forever reshaped my family. I am posting it again (for the fourth time, I think). So much pain and suffering all around. The recent Oklahoma tornado victims so prevalent in our minds still; personal losses … Read more

A Tale Of Two Brothers

I can never let this day pass without acknowledging these very two very important people in my life. This event forever reshaped my family. I am posting it again (for the fourth time, I think). So much pain and suffering all around. The recent Oklahoma tornado victims so prevalent in our minds still; personal losses … Read more

Memories of My Younger Brother

Today, Stevie, my younger brother by two years, would have been fifty-seven had he lived. He was eighteen years old when he died in a car accident. He lost control of the car he was driving and slammed into an old tree where he sustained a head injury. It was the most shocking news I … Read more

Tattered Gifts

Sometimes God gives gifts that come wrapped in worn-looking paper. I call them tattered gifts. Something that no one would ever choose for themselves. Ugly, painful and full of disappointment and hopelessness. It doesn’t sound like something a loving God would do, or a gift a faithful God would provide. Sometimes you have to dig … Read more

Do You Belong?

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong? Even in your own family? Brene Brown, in her latest book Braving the Wilderness, recalls a defining moment in her life when she felt like she no longer belonged in her family of origin, which left her with self-worth issues and a crippled sense of well being … Read more