Being a Widow

I have had the opportunity to talk with several women about being a widow since starting my podcast, Chasing Hard When Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Planned. Most of the widows are young. I also meet countless new widows on my job. I am a pastoral care coordinator at my church and arranging … Read more

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

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

Brothers

I can never let this day (or days) pass by without an acknowledgement of two people I love very much. My brothers. I first posted this article,  Tale of Two Brothers, May 23, 2013 but it sums it up pretty well so I decided to post it again. This is me and my brothers, the oldest on … Read more

Brothers

I can never let this day (or days) pass by without an acknowledgement of two people I love very much. My brothers. I first posted this article,  Tale of Two Brothers, May 23, 2013 but it sums it up pretty well so I decided to post it again. This is me and my brothers, the oldest on … 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

Christmas Can Be Hard

I am mindful today, this Christmas Eve morn, pondering the loss of those we love as I read on Facebook of people who are gone, and thinking of my little brother. This is the thirty-fourth Christmas without him. I’m not sure why this is a bigger deal to me this year than most, but it kinda is. Christmas can … Read more

The Doorbell Chimes

The family was just sitting down to dinner, all those who were home that is, when the doorbell chimed. The husband was gone…again, so the wife went to see who was at the door. Her world changed in that moment. The sheriff, who stood on the other side of the door, wanted to know why they … Read more